A man was arrested in Atlanta in the U.S. state of Georgia on January 16th after he tricked another man who he had met on an online dating site to his high rise apartment building to rob him, police announced.
The Atlanta man appeared at an apartment building on Banks Highway just after 12 “0” clock on January 15th, with the intention of looking forward in anticipation of an online date fixed up with another man he had met that evening while surfing an online dating site.
But the date did not actually materialise because the 34-year-old found that he was just standing there in a car park, looking down the barrel of a shotgun.
The victim explained to the police that had an encounter with 17-year-old Earl Cane on an online dating website and came to the car parking in the Brighton Station apartment building on Banks Highway at about 12:57am with the expectation of meeting up with the young man the police report stated. After he got there, Cane came up to the car and pointed a shot gun at his head and demanded he hand over his mobile phone. Cane also said to the man he would spray him with pepper spray if he didn’t do as he was told.
The victim, as a result, parted with his Nokia iPhone 3 with a shop value of around $800, and Cane disappeared in the direction of the apartment. The victim departed the scene and stopped a police officer in the centre of a traffic island, and they went back to the apartment building where the policeman knocked at the door where a second police officer knew that Cane lived.
When the police officer questioned Cane, he said a number of times he had not met anyone in the earlier part of that evening but had been asleep in his flat, the report recounted. When he was questioned about the stolen iphone, Cane said he was in possession of an iPhone 4 but he had not stolen it from anyone else. While talking with Cane the police officer spotted a container of pepper spray in the car park was the same as in the victim’s detailed description, and the victim later on said that Cane was the thief.
Cane was then arrested and taken to the police station where he was charged with armed theft and was then taken to jail.