Updated: August 31, 2014 6:18AM
A planned sexual tryst at a private, adults-only club in Midlothian turned violent when two men realized one of their companions was transgender, police said.
Midlothian police said the driver of a red Mustang flagged them down the night of July 22 after an incident at Aura, 14400 S. Cicero Ave., a private club resembling a hotel that bills itself as a “romantic getaway” with rooms that boast mirrored ceilings, hot tubs and “vibe” lighting.
When police approached the car, they observed two nude women — one with an eye swollen shut — and a naked transgender woman.
The three told police a man inside a room at Aura had struck one woman after it was discovered the third woman was transgender.
Police instructed the three to get dressed, and they then returned to the hotel room to discuss the incident with the two men involved. One of the men, who described himself as a club promoter, said he and his friend contacted the three others on the Internet and agreed to pay them each $75 to all have sex together. The five people involved met up at a club in Markham before relocating to the Midlothian club.
One man said he was lying in bed with one woman when the other two people and his friend decided to hop in the Jacuzzi. That’s when his friend realized the third woman was transgender.
The man in the hot tub said he tried to leave, but the woman began to hit him because she was angry she wasn’t going to get paid, according to the police report. That man told police he fled to his car and locked his doors.
The women denied they were prostitutes and told police they all met at the club and agreed to go to the hotel to have sex together without payment. The other woman told police the second man attacked her associate without being provoked.
Police released all five without charges due to their conflicting stories.