Women accused of stealing laptops, shoes from unconscious man in Kips Bay apartment

Facebook photo of Maxine Hansen

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

A woman who was arrested last year in the Gramercy Park Hotel for broadcasting a raucous party over Facebook live is in trouble again after she was charged with stealing from a man in an apartment on East 28th Street after he was allegedly drugged.

Maxine Hansen, 26, along with 33-year-old Sonja Monness and 31-year-old Morgan Romano, allegedly stole a number of items from the man while the four were inside the apartment of the victim’s sister on November 17.

According to the district attorney’s office, Hansen allegedly handed the victim a drink, after which he lost consciousness. Police said that when he woke up, he noticed that an iPhone, three MacBooks, a Microsoft laptop, three credit cards, three Louis Vuitton bags and two pairs of shoes valued at $22,500 had been taken from the apartment without permission.

Hansen appeared in tabloids multiple times last November and December after her arrest related to the Facebook live video, which showed multiple BB guns in the Gramercy Park Hotel room. Police said they found heroin, methamphetamines and other drugs at the party, along with six BB guns, and three other people were arrested.

Hansen told reporters while leaving court last December that she thought Rikers needed its own reality show called “Rikers Gone Wild” and that she wanted to be its star. Photos from the Daily News and the Post after that court appearance showed Hansen removing her beige prison uniform and posing in yoga pants.

The New York Daily News reported this past June that Hansen was sentenced to three months in jail for misdemeanor drug possession and possession of an imitation pistol in connection with the Gramercy Park Hotel incident.

Monness was officially charged last Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and Hansen was charged last Saturday at 1:15 a.m., both at the 13th Precinct. Romano was arrested this Thursday. All three were charged with two counts of grand larceny.

Lawyers for the three women did not return requests for comment.

Note: This story has been updated since the print edition on Thursday with further information from the district attorney’s office. 

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