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Posted 05 July 2006 - 03:28 PM

Parents who worry that their teenage daughters are going to get preyed on by MySpace pervs ought to read this:

The WOAI San Antonio website said:

Teenage Girls Rob Man they Met on MySpace
LAST UPDATE: 6/28/2006 7:36:03 AM

A Jacksonville man says he was duped and robbed by two girls after attempting to meet with a woman he met on the internet.

The victim says he chatted online with a woman, known on her MySpace.com profile as “Natalia”, for two weeks before deciding to meet with her. He says her profile showed sexy photos, and a blurb which said “just lookin’ for something fun”. That brief, friendly description was all he knew about her before they planned to meet.

"She sent me a message saying she thought she met me somewhere," says the victim.

They decided to meet at what she called her home at the Bentley Green Apartments.

“I went to [the apartment] and knocked on the door, and there was no answer. So I called her and said, ‘I'm here’ and there was no answer."

That is when two girls who were 14 and 15-years-old, approached him saying they knew Natalia, the girl he thought he'd be meeting. They also said they knew where he worked at what car he drove.

"This was not the girl that the picture was of on MySpace," the victim said.

Now sensing something was wrong, he was ready to take off, but was stopped by a shocking discovery.

"[One of the girls] took [a] gun out and put it to my head and told me to empty my pockets."

The girls didn't get much because the victim had forgotten his wallet. They let him go, unharmed, and he called police.

Police did a search of the area and found the two teens with another male suspect. They searched a purse and found two loaded handguns.

Myspace.com may have been developed for friends and music, but this victim had to find out the hard way that not everyone is logging on for the right reasons.

The so-called Natalia did tell the victim that she was 18, so he was shocked to learn he was actually talking to a 14-year-old. He says he has since removed personal information from his MySpace profile, like his salary and the kind of car that he drives.

Those teenagers are now charged with armed robbery and carrying a concealed firearm.


Here's a direct link to the story from the WOAI San Antonio website.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:01 AM

so you got held up aye ebk?
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:58 PM

That's a hilarious reversal! That man really got what was coming to him! :sweatdrop (Something tells me that these girls should both be police officers, with a specialty in sting operations. ;) )

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 11:24 AM

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so you got held up aye ebk?


No, you butt-pirate!

This happened in Jacksonville, Florida. I live in Chicago, Illinois.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 09:08 PM

Hmmm... I could use a little extra cash... maybe I should meet up with some of the weirdos that hit on me on myspace. Now I just have to come up with a plan so I don't get caught like those girls did...
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 01:33 PM

I heard about htis on the raido a while ago i thought it was funny
the guy had it coming to him LOL.......

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 01:53 PM

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No, you butt-pirate!

This happened in Jacksonville, Florida. I live in Chicago, Illinois.


WOw dude you like to travel the country in search of fiesty 14 year old vagrants. Sir I salute you.
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 09:29 PM

Actually the thing I find most interesting is that the guy had left his wallet at home. I mean, what a cheapskate! Who leaves their wallet at home on a date? A guy on a date with no money is not very attractive.:sweatdrop
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:02 AM

OK I have done a little fact-checking research on this. It's such a great-sounding story it looks almost too good to be true.

I was having trouble tracking down any Florida source for this story, or names of the perps--anything, really--then I stumbled across this:

http://www.wftv.com/...050/detail.html

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:34 PM

wolverine33 said:

I heard about htis on the raido a while ago i thought it was funny
the guy had it coming to him LOL.......

Later:cool:



JNOtaku said:

That's a hilarious reversal! That man really got what was coming to him!  (Something tells me that these girls should both be police officers, with a specialty in sting operations.  )

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Wait, maybe I missed something. Why did the guy have it coming to him?
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:56 PM

The girls are under 18, so the media can't use their names without parental consent.


However, having formerly lived in Jacksonville, I can tell you that this is totally in line with what I'd expect from residents there. They have a saying - "You visit on vacation, wind up on probation, then they haul your butt back on violation."
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Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:10 PM

Here are their names and pics:

http://www.wftv.com/...050/detail.html

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 08:12 AM

I'm glad that this didn't go much further. Yeah shame on the man for using My Space to "allegedly" meet with an 18 year old girl and shame on the suspects for using My Space as a tool to plan for what would've been the "perfect crime". We all should be very careful as to who we chat with on this service. Me personally, I'm not a huge fan of My Space because of the fact that sexual predators use this as a way to lure the young into unsuspecting situations, scams are involved and there's simply no procedures as to how to screen guests. My sister uses My Space all the time to communicate with her friends. I assume she knows who her friends and who not to talk to. I don't want to be a worry wart, but these are the times we live in. It sickens me that people resort to using such extreme tactics to get the trust of young women and men and then exploit that trust into something much sinister. There should be more ways to protect all of us when using My Space. Thats me 2 cents.
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:10 PM

I am more concerned about how the two teens came to own handguns myself, its a scary thought when a 14 yr old girl is able to just get a gun without the police having the slightest idea, I mean **** there are plenty of adults in the military I dont trust with a gun let alone a teenager.


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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:17 PM

What if the 14 year old girl is in a neighborhood with a high crime rate (like Englewood)? Wouldn't she want a gun to protect herself from any violent attacks by gang members? I'm not advocating violence here, but if someone is threatening you, shouldn't you have some sort of self defense?

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 05:42 PM

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I'm glad that this didn't go much further.  Yeah shame on the man for using My Space to "allegedly" meet with an 18 year old girl and shame on the suspects for using My Space as a tool to plan for what would've been the "perfect crime".  We all should be very careful as to who we chat with on this service.  Me personally, I'm not a huge fan of My Space because of the fact that sexual predators use this as a way to lure the young into unsuspecting situations, scams are involved and there's simply no procedures as to how to screen guests.  My sister uses My Space all the time to communicate with her friends.  I assume she knows who her friends and who not to talk to.  I don't want to be a worry wart, but these are the times we live in.  It sickens me that people resort to using such extreme tactics to get the trust of young women and men and then exploit that trust into something much sinister.  There should be more ways to protect all of us when using My Space.  Thats me 2 cents.

Personally, I think too much blame is placed on MySpace. I really don't see how meeting someone from online is more dangererous than meeting someone at a bar for example, as long as both people are smart about it (i.e. don't give out too much personal info. on your profile). Maybe the guy in this story was just a regular guy looking to meet a girl. It's not like he was purposely praying on minors (since he thought he was meeting an 18 year old). True, MySpace can be dangerous, but so can any other internet chat site or date site or any bar or club or basically any place with human interaction. Should I worry more about meeting someone I met on MySpace as opposed to meeting someone I met on the Acen forums? I don't think so. Just my opinion.
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:29 AM

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Hmmm... I could use a little extra cash... maybe I should meet up with some of the weirdos that hit on me on myspace.  Now I just have to come up with a plan so I don't get caught like those girls did...



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Posted 20 July 2006 - 12:58 PM

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:47 PM

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 05:11 PM

JNOtaku said:

What if the 14 year old girl is in a neighborhood with a high crime rate (like Englewood)?  Wouldn't she want a gun to protect herself from any violent attacks by gang members?  I'm not advocating violence here, but if someone is threatening you, shouldn't you have some sort of self defense?

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I lived in Detroit for four years, I have been jumped three times while on my way to work, I was always harassed constantly by crack heads, young bucks, and hookers. I see the need for protection however guns are not used for protection they are used to kill, it is why they were invented, would you give a 14 yr old the power to take life, besides pepper spray, or a blade (meaning pocket knife) will strike fear into anyone cowardly enough to attack a kid, with less chance of anyone drying.
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