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.