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Georgia Man Robs Online Date Then Shoots Her In the Face

January 2, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp
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A Georgia woman’s disastrous first date with a mysterious man ended with her being shot in the face and robbed of her car.

Georgia police are searching for a man who uses the name Cash, who authorities say shot and robbed a 34-year-old woman he met on an online dating site.

Maj. E.W. Strozier of the College Park Police Department told the Daily News the woman picked up the man she met on Badoo.com at a Days Inn motel at 12:49 a.m. Dec. 24.

The plan was to pick up the fraudulent Prince Charming and take him to a Waffle House to get food to go, Strozier said.

The suspect’s dating profile used the name King Luciano, but he told her his name was Cash and he was from Tennessee — though police believe he is local.

The pictures he used seem authentic and police have released them in hopes of locating the man.

“I think if she had done that he would have robbed her there,” he said.

Strozier said he does not know why the woman agreed to meet Cash so late at night and said this is not the first incident the department has had when a woman was robbed by someone she met online.

He cautioned people need to be careful when meeting strangers online — especially someone who doesn’t use their real name.

“Get to know the person first and when you do meet the person, meet them in a well-lit public place and don’t leave there until you know them,” he said.

When they arrived at the restaurant he went inside, and then quickly went back to the car and told her to park on the side in a dark area. When she refused he went back inside the Waffle House and returned again.

“She said he told her the food wasn’t worth $20,” Strozier said.

The woman then started to drive her date back to the motel, but on the way he pulled out a gun and shot her in the face. He drove away in her black 1999 Jeep Cherokee, and also took her cellphone and purse containing an ATM card and gift cards.

The bullet grazed her jaw and she escaped serious injury, Strozier said. She was released from the hospital later that day.

Strozier said the woman had become suspicious of Cash during the car trip and that’s why she refused to park on the side of the restaurant.

From The NY Daily News

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