The bar where Aileen Wuornos was arrested

Arrest Location in Port Orange, Florida

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Last Resort bar: Aileen Wuornos arrest location

This is the bar where female serial killer Aileen Wuornos was arrested.

It is called the Last Resort bar, and it is situated at 5812 South Ridgewood Avenue in Port Orange, Florida.

Wuornos shot and killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990.

Although she originally claimed that the men in question had attempted to rape her, authorities found this difficult to believe. Instead, they suspected that the true motive behind the murders was robbery, as she had pawned many of her victims' belongings.

Over the years, Wuornos changed her story a number of times. On one occasion, she said that she robbed her victims and then shot them to avoid leaving any witnesses behind.

In January 1992, she was convicted of the murder of Richard Charles Mallory and sentenced to death. In the months that followed, she also received death sentences for the other killings.

On October 9th, 2002, Wuornos was executed by lethal injection.

Where is the Last Resort bar?

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


5812 South Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, Florida, FL 32127, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the bar are:

29.110702, -80.973463


The bar sits off the U.S. Route 1 highway in Port Orange. It lies about 70 yards north of the intersection between Ridgewood Avenue and Poinciana Avenue. The bridge at Rose Bay is about half a mile south of the bar.

Details about the general area

Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida. It lies to the south of South Daytona.


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Aileen Wuornos' arrest

Aileen Wuornos' arrest

On January 9th, 1991, the police apprehended Aileen Wuornos outside of the Last Resort bar in Port Orange, Florida.

Before detectives swooped in, an undercover agent spent time with Wuornos inside the bar. While he was speaking with her, officers listened in on their conversation and videotaped the bar from across the street.

At one point, Wuornos suggested to the undercover agent that they should go out together that night. She also advised him to bring all of his money.

Realizing that he was in danger of becoming her next victim, the officer went to the restroom and told his backup team to make the arrest.

Parking lot

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Parking lot - last resort bar

Following her arrest, Wuornos was put in the back of a police car in the parking lot. At the time, officers told her that she was being detained on an outstanding warrant.


2021 Last Resort Bar

Image source: Google Maps

This Google Street View image of the Last Resort bar was taken in July 2022.

The bar appeared in the 2003 movie Monster, which stars Charlize Theron as Wuornos. Theron reportedly signed her name on the ceiling.



There is a painted mural of Wuornos inside the bar. It contains information about her victims, aliases, last meal, and final words.



The bar has been known to sell Wuornos memorabilia.

The t-shirt above reads:

"Arrested at the world famous Last Resort bar. Home of ice cold beer and killer women."

In the past, the owners have also sold bottles of hot sauce with her face on them.

The Last Resort

Last Resort Bar

Online reviews say that the bar is a unique, hospitable, and friendly place to visit.

Interestingly, American singer Hank Williams Jr. mentioned the Last Resort in his song Daytona Nights:

"Now the Boothill Saloon and the Last Resort, that's a few of the sites you need to be looking for."


Inside the bar

Patrons regularly sign their names on the ceiling.

This location belongs to the following categories:

Serial Killers

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