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Man Says He was Robbed at Knifepoint by Woman He Met on Internet

The victim tells Oconee County Sheriff's deputies he willingly got into a car with a woman he met on "Backpage" and was robbed of $65 and left on the side of the road in Bishop.

Be careful with what you arrange on the Internet.

A man told Oconee County Sheriff's deputies he was robbed early Saturday morning in Bishop by a woman he met on the classified ads website Backpage, according to an incident report.

The victim had apparently used a pay-phone to arrange a meeting with the woman known as China after having connected with her just hours before on the website.  He told authorities the woman picked him up at a location on Duncan Circle in Commerce and they traveled through Jefferson and Winder,  eventually ending up at the intersection of High Shoals Road and US Highway 441 in Bishop around 1 a.m.

At the stop sign, the woman allegedly "produced a fixed bladed kinfe that looked like a kitchen knife and ordered [the victim] to give up his wallet and get out of the vehicle," according to the incident report, which the victim did.

The victim said he tried, unsuccessfully, for about a half an hour to contact someone to pick him up before notifying authorities.

The incident report noted the victim "was unable or unwilling to be very forthcoming with the information and could only advise that the vehicle was a black car, possibly a Honda."  The woman had fled south on US. Highway 441, the man told deputies.

The man's social security card and Georgia ID were taken along with $65 cash, he said.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports the victim was a 27-year-old Jefferson man. Read the newspaper's interview with the man in which he provides a  description of China. 

Earlier this year, Oconee deputies responded to the parking lot at when a transaction arranged via Craigslist, a different classfied ads website, turned into an .

 

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Charles Welch June 20, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Just my opinion, don't even bother w/meeting ppl from Craigslist or any similar site. It seems like every other week you hear another crazy story like this.

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