GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Three people have reported crimes after meeting up with people they’ve met on dating apps in Greenville.
The following are the details of the three different crimes related to dating apps. All of the incident happened on July 16:
According to a Greenville Police report filed on July 16, the first victim, a male, initially told police that he was assisting a woman with a bloody nose on the side of the road and when he tried to help her, he was robbed and assaulted by two black males.
The victim later changed his story, saying that he had come to Greenville to meet a girl he had met on a dating app, Plenty of Fish.
According to the report, the victim had been chatting with a person identified as a female on the app, and the two planned to meet up for dinner and a date.
The victim told police he and the female — using the name Jordan Alexis — planned to meet at the individual’s home and he arrived around 10:45 p.m. at the location on Biltmore Drive.
“As I arrived to the area, the individual told me that she was stepping out of her house and would meet me on the sidewalk near her house,” the victim said. “The individual told me that her neighbor’s house had been broken into and she was checking on her neighbor and that there were a lot of police in the area. As I arrived, the individual told me she was experiencing a bloody nose.”
According to the report, the victim saw the woman he had been talking with and gave her something to help with her bloody nose.
The female reportedly opened the passenger side doors and two black males approached both the passenger side and driver’s side doors.
The man who approached the driver’s side door hit the victim three times in the face and put a silver gun to the victim’s chin.
The suspect that his the victim was described as having dread locks, a purple shirt and black facial hair.
The suspects demanded the victim’s wallet — with his ID, Social Security card, $50, a bank card, knitted cross, an Ingles card — as well as his phone were taken by the suspect and then they demanded that he get into the vehicle and drive.
According to the report, the victim said he drove to a house and attempted to get help, but a person nearby told him it was vacant and they ended up calling police for the victim.
“I do not know what the female was doing during this interaction, I never noticed her again,” the victim said.
Police pulled up the female’s profile on the app and pictures were uploaded, as well as a message with the suspect’s phone number, were placed into evidence.
The victim’s phone was unable to be pinged and he could not provide any kind of vehicle description.
Armed Robbery with a Deadly Weapon
Police were called to the intersection of North Main Street and East Coffee Street in reference to a request from another officer.
The officer arrived to find the other other speaking with a man who had visible injuries to his face, not wearing a T-shirt and looked as if he needed medical attention.
The man told the officers that he was assaulted at a location in the area of Conwell and Jenkins streets, and drove to North Main Street and East Coffee Street.
The victim said during the assault that the subjects pulled out a firearm, and said they took his phone, money and a knife.
EMS then responded to the scene to treat the victim.
Police took the victim back to the location where the assault and robbery occurred.
The victim said his vehicle was facing Jenkins Street where he was waiting for a female — named Jordan Alexis — he had met on Plenty of Fish.
According to the report, the victim and the female had reportedly been talking for about two days, and they had agreed to meet up for a drink.
The female reportedly texted her number to the victim, and she told him where to meet her.
“While waiting for her, he (the victim) observed several people walking around the complex. She (the female) came outside and was walking towards his car while talking with a few people who were standing around outside. She walked up to the passenger side window and began talking to him through the passenger window,” according to the report.
The victim told police that two black males started walking to his car, and one of the men had a black semi-automatic pistol in his hand.
The men reportedly walked to his open window and started to punch him.
“They began hitting him with the pistol, and trying to unlock the door. They managed to unlock his door and dragged him from the vehicle and ripped his shirt in the process. They started digging in his pockets and grabbed his knife and pack of chewing gum from his left pocket. They also grabbed his cell phone which was in the front seat next to him.”
According to the report, the men also took $30 in cash out of the man’s wallet, and kep punching and hitting him, as they demanded to know where he had more money.
The suspect eventually left the scene, possibly in a white 4-door vehicle.
The victim told police he believes the female — known as Jordan Alexis — got into the vehicle with the suspects.
According to the report, the victim said he didn’t remember the female coming from a specific apartment, but came from the direction in the 500 block of Jenkins Street.
The case is under investigation at this time.
Criminal Sexual Conduct
Officers were called to Greenville Memorial Hospital in reference to a sexual assault victim.
They made contact with a man who said he met a male on a website called Grindr, and the two agreed to meet.
The victim said he picked up the male at an apartment, and the two went back to his apartment.
During the victim and man’s interaction, the man told police he began to feel disoriented and later passed out for an hour.
When he woke up, he felt as if he had been sexually assaulted and said he felt the man had done something to him while he was asleep.
The victim said he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The male suspect was identified and confirmed by the victim through a South Carolina DMV photo.
A sexual assault kit was completed and taken into evidence.