Police are looking for an 18-year-old girl who went missing Friday night after working the door at the Monte Carlo night club on Castro Street.
Brittany Brown, a Mountain View resident who just graduated from Mountain View High School, was last seen at 1:30 a.m. that night after being invited to a party by a couple, police say. The last known person to see her was an employee of the club, who drove Brittany and the couple from Monte Carlo to a white four-door Saturn parked a few blocks away. Several witnesses say Brittany left willingly.
She is believed to have been wearing either a black dress or a mini-skirt with a leopard-print top.
According to her mother, Victoria Brown, Brittany had never before worked at the Monte Carlo, located in downtown's old movie theater building. Police say she was not an actual employee there, but may have been helping a friend who is one. She told her mother she was going to meet a friend at the Monte Carlo, where she had gone before on "under 21" nights. She ended up making about $40 working the door, her mother said.
"Brittany is very friendly to a fault," her mother said, adding that she has a "bubbly" personality. "She befriends anybody."
Brittany is also an employee with the city of Mountain View. For the last two years she has worked for the city's "Beyond the Bell" program, working with preschool-aged kids after school, her mother said.
Police learned about the case on Saturday after Brittany's parents brought it to their attention. A lieutenant and a detective are the case.
"The longer she's gone the more people [investigators we start to bring in," said Tony Lopez, police spokesperson.
Victoria Brown criticized club owners for allegedly changing their story about what happened that night -- possibly trying to cover up, she said, for giving alcohol to the 18-year-old.
She said that for Brittany to leave without telling anyone would be "very out of character." Brittany constantly communicates with her mother via text message "whether we're mad or happy," Victoria Brown said.
Brittany's cell phone is dead and her credit card has not been used, her mother said.
Police are still trying to identify the couple Brittany was last seen with. Witnesses told police that both are in their mid-20s. The woman is described as short and heavy-set with blond hair, and the man is 6-foot-3 and possibly a light-skinned Hispanic.
Brittany is blond, blue-eyed and 5-foot-7. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call 650-903-6344.
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