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MySpace Date Robbery

Updated on December 13, 2009

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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    • Coolmon2009 profile image

      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

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

    • drcrischasse profile image

      drcrischasse 7 years ago from NH/Foxboro

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

    • William R. Wilson profile image

      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.

    • MFB III profile image

      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

    • Ralph Deeds profile image

      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

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

    • JAMESBIGDOGG5535 profile image

      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.

    • mega1 profile image

      mega1 7 years ago

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

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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!

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      The web can be a very dangerous place!

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      The cheek of some people