LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18)– After matching with a woman on a dating app, a man never thought that their first date would end with him being the victim of car theft.
While her profile made no mention of her love of cars, she was attracted to the victim’s blue Ford Mustang. Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department said that the woman drove off with the victim’s vehicle.
Police are also looking for two possible accomplices to the crime, as they believe surveillance video shows two people who might have been there to help with this theft.
“She appears to have some words with these guys in the Cadillac, they look like they’re affiliated, like they may have known one another, and then they all drive off at the same time,” said Thomas.
In the two different cars, which leaves police with three persons of interest and some steep charges once they are apprehended.
“This car is worth more than $10,000 so you can imagine this will be a heightened felony based on the type, or amount of money that property is worth,” said Thomas.
Police also wonder if there are others who have fallen victim to this type of crime.
“You don’t really, truly know a whole lot about a person when you’re going to pick up on a first date, and this is that type of scenario,” said Thomas.
Police see this scenario all the time, and it is not limited to auto theft.
“They discuss what they’re going to do, places they’re going to go, if they’re going to get dinner and then other people show up and interrupt this date,” said Thomas.
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