MySpace Date Robbery

MySpace Date Set Up a Home Robbery

My Sunday morning Detroit Free Press reported on an Internet robbery scam carried out through MySpace. Jason Barker, 26, of St. Clair Shores, a Detroit suburb, looked to meet a nice woman on MySpace. After chatting with April Evelyn, 24, they agreed on a dinner date. Barker didn't think much of Evelyn's insistence that she pick him up at his home. She invited herself in "to use the bathroom, " and while there unlocked a window unbeknownst to Barker. While they were having dinner at Chili's, Barker didn't think anything of Evelyn's taking phone calls and texting during their meal. Police said the messages were to inform her accomplice, Vernon Henderson, 28, that they were at the restaurant and had just ordered. A few minutes later she took another call from Henderson who told her he was done robbing Barker's house. Evelyn told Barker that something had come up and she had to leave. She did and stuck Barker with the check after hitting him up for $10 for gasoline.

Evelyn and Henderson were arraigned on charges of home invasion and could face 15 years in prison.

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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

The cheek of some people

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breakfastpop 7 years ago

The web can be a very dangerous place!

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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Scam galore.

Thanks for informing us Ralph.

Keep on hubbing!

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mega1 7 years ago

Be careful out there and in here, as well! thanks for this reminder!

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JAMESBIGDOGG5535 7 years ago

That just goes to show you, that everytime you do something good, that crook is always planning a way to get you.

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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago Author

You've got to keep your eyes open and your brain in gear.

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MFB III 7 years ago from United States

The web holds many black widows looking to suck a victim dry, and not exactly on the spot they were hoping

never give out any info on who, what or where you are....Great warning hub for all-MFB III

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William R. Wilson 7 years ago from Knoxville, TN

Good thing the criminals were too stupid to realize that texts and call records are preserved by the provider.

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drcrischasse 7 years ago from NH/Foxboro

That is scary. I agree with William, criminals will always get caught.

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Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

Thanks for the heads up; glad Im not in the dating game anymore.

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