A Florida man says that a first dated ended with him being beaten, forced to strip at gun point, robbed and then left in a cow pasture.
A Flagler County Sheriff’s Office case report obtained by NBC News indicated that 34-year-old Shaun Paul Williams was found naked and bloodied on State Road 100 in Bunnell. Williams told deputies that he had met a woman named “Tree” about two weeks ago in Dayton and agreed to go out on June 14.
When the woman picked him up on Friday, he discovered that two other men we also inside the vehicle. The woman explained that one of the men was her brother. She said that she needed to drop the men off at the brother’s home.
But instead of going to a home, the brother instructed the woman to stop at an “empty cow pasture.” Williams said that he exited the vehicle to urinate and was struck in the head with a “hard metal object.”
“Give me all your money and your clothes,” one of the men told him.
“Are you serious?” Williams replied.
Williams opened his eyes to find a semiautomatic pistol pointed at his head. He handed over about $200 in cash, a gray tank top, black Dickie shorts and a pair of DC sneakers. The bandits also made off with his Straight Talk pre-paid cellular phone and Florida driver’s license.
Deputies took Williams to a hospital to be treated for lacerations to his head.
Williams, who works as a professional painter, told The Daytona Beach News-Journal, that he had a fractured cheekbone and cheek. He said that he risked losing his eye without surgery.
“I should have known better when I see two other individuals in the car,” Williams explained. “Basically, it was my stupidity… I should have realized there was something funny about it.”
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office was working to identify the suspects. Anyone with information about the case can call Crimestoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).
[Photo of Shaun Paul Williams via Volusia County Sheriff's Office]
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