A man was robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in a dark Blues Hill Cemetery after he was lured there by a woman he met on an online dating site.
The victim, a 27-year-old DeKalb County man, told investigators that he met the woman who called herself “Patricia” on the Plenty of Fish dating site not realizing he was being set up to be robbed. The couple who hatched the felonious scheme, Nicholas James Klingerman, 25, and Alanis Cheyenne Cook, 18, have been charged with carjacking and aggravated robbery. They could face up to 12 years in prison if they are convicted.
Deputies were summoned to Blues Hill Cemetery on Short Mountain Road Friday evening. When they arrived they learned from the victim that he had been ambushed only seconds after parking in the cemetery with his date, the mysterious “Patricia” who he had met on the single’s site.
“A male subject tapped on his window and showed him a handgun,” Sheriff’s Investigator Steven Carpenter said. “He rolled down his window and the subject grabbed him and made him get out of the car. He then struck him in the mouth with the gun.”
The suspect then jumped into the victims brand new 2017 Ford Mustang and fled the scene along with his blind date. The victim walked to a nearby house and called 911. His car, valued at $36,000 along with other personal items were recovered the following day by a church in the Yager community.
Lawmen were able to generate Klingerman and Cook as suspects. They went to their home and were given permission to search at which time officers found 24 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Klingerman took responsibility for the drugs.
The victim said he had never met “Patricia” in person before their blind date, noting they had went to Walmart, the skating rink, bowling alley and Applebee’s that night before she suggested they drive out to the isolated rural cemetery.