the mask in the “grindr” logo should serve as a warning.
You truly don’t know who you’re meeting off that app.
it could be someone of your fantasies,
someone for “right now”,
or someone to ruin your whole life.
for these unlucky victims in the following story,
it happens to be the last one.
so we’ve fonted about the dangers of sex app sites in the past.
i’ve even put up “how-to” guides for our safety.
those guides don’t help when you’re blinded by “horny”.
a foxholer sent me another story about robberies off “grindr”,
but this time the forest is in dallas, texas…
A string of violent robberies targeting gay men in Dallas came to an abrupt end after one of their victims, a random Home Depot shopper, managed to get away from his kidnappers and call 911, according to police and court records.
When Dallas police showed up at a vacant apartment where that shopper had been held, they found four of the victims lying face down in an empty bedroom, court records say.
The men had been kidnapped, robbed and beaten when they showed up at the apartment after responding to a fake Grindr post seeking gay men for dates, police say. Five other men also were held and robbed under similar circumstances, according to federal prosecutors.
One victim was smeared with feces and urinated on, court records show. Another was sexually assaulted with an object, the federal indictment says.
Two of the defendants are now facing federal hate crime charges in addition to state robbery charges. At least four men are suspected in the crime spree. One of them was released on bond for a state robbery charge and later cut his ankle monitor and disappeared, according to Dallas County court records.
That man, Pablo Ceniceros-Deleon, 18, of Dallas, is charged in state court with five counts of aggravated robbery in connection with the alleged conspiracy. He fled in May of last year while on state pretrial release and remains a fugitive, court records show. His attorney could not be reached.
Daniel Jenkins, 19, and Michael Atkinson, 24, are in federal custody after being accused of taking part in the armed assaults of at least nine men during the first two weeks of December 2017, according to an updated 15-count federal indictment unsealed Wednesday.
Jenkins and Atkinson, of Dallas, are charged in federal court with hate crimes, kidnapping, carjacking, and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Jenkins also is charged in state court with sexual assault.
The federal indictment refers to other members of the conspiracy. It was unclear how many suspects were involved in the string of kidnappings and robberies. Federal authorities declined to comment Thursday on the scope of the case, and Dallas police could not be reached.
we can font about how to protect yourself,
but at this point,
there is no sure way of doing so.
either you’re on it or off.
we live in a climate where jobs are hard to come by,
the demons are being raised out of jackals and hyenas,
and everyone is a targetthese days.
you can follow all the rules in the book and still get got.
sites like “grindr”and “jack’d” are:
i’m still with:
Meeting at the police station
…but who knows if that’s even fool proof.
jackals and hyenas are bold af nowadays.
i can’t font what you should do foxhole.
all i know is i want you to be safe out here.
no hook up should be worth all that you’ve worked hard for.
read the rest of the article: dallas news