Meeting up with strangers on the internet is always a big risk and a Colorado man learned firsthand just how scary it can get.
According to a report from KDVR, a Colorado man was held against his will for several hours by a woman he met on Tinder.
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Meeting a love interest the "old-fashioned" way is considered to be much more difficult these days by many. In today's fast-paced world, people want options quickly which is probably why dating apps like Tinder have risen in popularity.
While it can be fun swiping left and right on potential dating matches, meeting up with that person can be a completely different story. Stranger danger is still a very real thing. However, these days strangers deliver your food and even drive you to where you need to go, so the fear factor isn't as strong as it used to be.
Colorado Man's Tinder Date Starts Off Normal
A 21-year-old Colorado man matched with a woman by the name of Lauren Dooley, 22, of Colorado Springs on Tinder and agreed to meet at her apartment.
The man told police that he and Lauren talked for a bit on her couch before she began to undress him and later perform a sex act on the man. According to the arrest affidavit obtained by KDVR, Dooley then tied the man's wrists and ankles with duct tape.
The man reported that he thought the binding was "odd" but consented nonetheless.
Colorado Man's Tinder Date Takes A Very Bad Turn
Suddenly Dooley is reported to have visited the kitchen and returned with a knife. The man told police it was at that point that he no longer consented to staying at the residence.
Dooley demanded that the man get into her bed, where she then climbed on top of him and cut him on the left shoulder.
Dooley is reported to have begun choking the 21-year-old for 20 seconds with her hands before grabbing a belt and choking him for another 20 seconds. The woman even checked his pulse after both attempts.
Colorado Attack Gets Messy, Help is Called
The victim told police that Dooley began to become angered that he was bleeding on her bed and ordered him into the bathtub.
At some point, the victim was able to call 911 where operators could hear the man and woman talking with the male stating, "because you cut me" and "you're going to kill me."
The 21-year-old told police that Dooley even ordered Doordash and told him, " if you scream or say anything I'll kill you."
Eventually, Dooley moved the man back into her bed where she climbed in, placed the blanket over his head, and fell asleep.
The victim realized that the knife was in the bed and used it to free himself from the bindings. When trying to grab his personal belongings to leave he accidentally bumped into a side table waking Dooley. The male quickly made a run for it and escaped to the parking lot, naked, searching for help.
Police Arrest Colorado Springs Woman on Multiple Charges
When authorities arrived on the scene they found the man naked, bleeding, and afraid. Officers described Dooley as having blood smeared on her hands and arms and unwilling to speak with them.
Upon searching Dooley's residence, authorities found, "a kitchen knife near the bed, several blood-soaked rags, and blood all over the bathtub."
Dooley was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, two counts of assault, menacing and false imprisonment.
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