However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob him, sources said.
Mitchell called and her daughter yelled out the locked front door that police and EMS were on the way. However, he found someone that tried to rob him, sources said. The victim was shot in the buttocks and took off running, eventually turning on Ferndale and running about three blocks before stopping at Mitchell's house.
In that instance, law enforcement warned the public that robbers were using dating websites and meet-up apps to target their victims. What often starts with a voluptuous photograph of a woman posted on a dating website or app like Plenty of Fish, Tinder and Back ends in a robbery on a dark street in Petersburg, police warned at the time.
At that time, Petersburg Police said they were working about five cases, including one involving a man being shot. Investigators warned that people need to be careful meeting people in an unfamiliar area and to understand they could be targeted for robbery.
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He used a dating app to meet a woman, but ended up shot in the buttocks. The Mitchell family was awakened by someone banging on the front door just before 5 a. Leavenworth Street.
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