An Atlanta woman is lucky to be alive after an encounter with a man she met online left her robbed and shot on the side of an Atlanta road. The unidentified woman met the man on the online dating site, Badoo.com.
According to the New York Daily News, the man, who identified himself as “Cash,” agreed to meet up with the woman at a Days Inn on Christmas Eve at 1 a.m. Then, they agreed to go to dinner at the Waffle House. After deciding that the dinner was too expensive, Cash suspiciously asked the woman to park in a dark area. After refusing, he asked her to drive him back to the hotel.
It was on the road back to the hotel where the suspect pulled out a gun and asked the woman for her purse and cell phone. As the woman attempted to get out of the car, she was shot in the face. The suspect drove away in her 1999 black Jeep Cherokee. Thankfully, she was only grazed by the bullet and she has since been released from the hospital.
In his dating profile on the website, the suspect used the name King Luccianno and said he was from Tennessee. However, the police believe that he is an Atlanta native. They are still looking for the suspect today.
You can add this horrible story as another reason why many of us are afraid of online dating. There were numerous red flags in this encounter that should have been a wake up call to the victim. We hope this story is learning experience for singles using online dating services.