Contributed by: Editor Saturday, May 30 2009 @ 01:54 pm
The Online Dating Insider[*1] , David Evans, was quoted in an article on the Washington DC radio station website for WTOP about online dating safety. Apparently another woman last weekend was kidnapped on a date by a man she met on Craigslist.
In the Fairfax County incident, the 23-year-old woman on her third date with Dennis Rother. Police say while at her Fair Lakes apartment Saturday, Rother ordered the woman to undress, threatened her with knives then told her to get dressed and forced her into the car. Her erratic driving caught the attention of a George Mason University police officer. He followed her and she was able to flee at a stop light.
I believe this is the third reported incident in the last month or so of a woman getting kidnapped or murdered by someone they met through Craigslist.
For more on the story and some pointers on how to be safe on a first date visit WTOP.com.