UNION CITY -- A suspected prostitute broke a hotel's plate-glass window, jumped to the ground from a second-story room and managed to alert about a half-dozen other suspects to an undercover sting before being arrested herself, police said Monday.

Although five suspects managed to run off and escape arrest, police did nab 14 other people, including their jumper, during the Saturday night bust at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, according to Union City police Cmdr. Ben Horner.

Officers from Union City Police Department and the Alameda County Vice Enforcement Team set up fake meetings with prostitutes and customers at the hotel at 32083 Alvarado Niles Rd., then set out to arrest those involved, including suspected pimps, Horner said.

Police contacted the potential prostitutes using recently posted ads on various websites, then directed the suspects to the hotel. Officers finalized negotiations to exchange sex for money and the suspects were arrested one by one, Horner said.

When 23-year-old suspect Miesha Pecot of Oakland realized she was in trouble, police said, she broke a plate-glass window inside a hotel room on the second floor, jumped out of it and tried to run off.

"She wasn't even really hurt," said Horner, adding she suffered only cuts and scrapes. "In fact, she hit the ground and took off running. She got 10 or 20 yards from the window and the perimeter cops nabbed her on the property.


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"At the time, officers were set to arrest about five more people, but when she (Pecot) jumped out the window, the folks that were arriving heard all the responding sirens, got spooked and disappeared."

Pecot, who was booked on suspicion of obstruction, vandalism and prostitution, is being held on $15,000 bail at Santa Rita Jail. She is set to be arraigned at the Fremont Hall of Justice later this week.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.