A Georgia man shot and robbed a woman he met through the online dating site Badoo.com.
The woman, whom police are not identifying, agreed to meet the man at a Days Inn on Christmas Eve. The two then went to dinner at Waffle House.
The man, who told the woman his name was “Cash,” decided dinner was too expensive and said he wanted to return to the motel. On their way home, he ordered she stop the car and give him her purse, according to 11Alive.
As the woman was attempting to exit the car, he shot her in the face. She is expected to survive.
The man referred to himself as “King Luccianno” on the dating site. He told the woman he was from Tennessee, but police believe that may be a lie. After shooting the woman, the man stole her car and escaped.
Major E.W. Strozier of the College Park Police Department told 11Alive this story illustrates the perils of online dating:
When you go to these social media websites for dating you have to be careful of the people you meet because most of the time the profile they put on there is not really them. If you’re going to meet them, do it in a very public place and don’t go anywhere with them until you feel comfortable.