Patrice Ruby Poutu has faced court on a bizarre bail breach charge
Patrice Ruby Poutu has faced court on a bizarre bail breach charge

Bikini model’s bizarre 'Goldilocks' charge

A GOLD Coast bikini model and mother refused bail on car theft charges has also been accused of a bizarre Goldilocks-style bail breach.

Patrice Ruby Poutu, 31, formerly of Southport and Surfers Paradise, was found asleep in a bed at a strangers Broadbeach Waters home on July 25, a court has heard.

The homeowner told police "she did not know" Poutu and "did not know why she was asleep at her house".

When police arrived they found New Zealand-born Poutu "still asleep" in the woman's son's bed and they woke her up, according to a police brief tendered in court during Poutu's Supreme Court bail application.

Patrice Ruby Poutu was allegedly asleep in a stranger’s bed
Patrice Ruby Poutu was allegedly asleep in a stranger’s bed

Poutu, a mother of three, allegedly gave police a fake name, Lucy Fenwick, but when they checked her handbag they learned her name was Poutu, and arrested her.

She has been charged with breaching her bail by failing to report to Southport Magistrates Court. She has not entered a plea.

Poutu, who is facing charges of stealing a car, wilful damage, trespass, drug possession and breach of bail, "is of interest" to the Australian Border Force, court documents state.

The ABF told police that Poutu may be deported if she is convicted of car theft, because she is a New Zealand citizen on a visa and has a "lengthy" rap-sheet.

Patrice Ruby Poutu is due back in court later this month.
Patrice Ruby Poutu is due back in court later this month.

Her criminal history was tendered in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

It shows she spent 66 days in prison until March 2 last year serving a sentence for a serious assault of a public officer, fraud and drugs charges.

She was also sentenced to two months in prison, but served just three days, for failing to appear in court.

Her current charges include the theft of a silver Mazda Bravo ute from a townhouse in Coolangatta on April 10 this year and failure to pay a $70 cab fare on June 4,

Poutu is due back in Southport Magistrates Court on September 17.