Colo. woman allegedly duct taped, choked Tinder date with belt, threatened him, then ordered delivery
10/05/2022 3:51 pm PDT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (TCD) -- A 22-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly invited a Tinder date over to her house and then cut, choked, and threatened to kill him if he called for help.
According to the probable cause affidavit, on Sept. 28 at 5:43 p.m., two Colorado Springs Police Department officers responded to 2540 E. Cache La Poudre St. for an "unknown call-for-service."
Dispatch reportedly told officers there was an open line in which someone in the background could be heard saying, "Because you cut me" and "You’re going to kill me."
When they arrived, officers found a naked man in a parking lot who was bleeding from a cut on his arm. He was reportedly backing away from suspect Lauren Dooley, who also reportedly had blood on her body. Officers took Dooley into custody, but she refused to talk after invoking her Miranda rights.
The victim, whose name was redacted from the affidavit, reportedly told police he matched with Dooley on the dating app Tinder and agreed to go to her apartment. They talked for a bit and then she reportedly performed oral sex on him. Dooley allegedly bound his hands and ankles together with duct tape, and he initially consented but "found it odd."
After taping his arms and legs, Dooley "produced a kitchen knife and demanded he get into her bedroom."
After that, the victim reportedly "no longer consented to stay at the residence."
The victim went into her bedroom because he was afraid he would hurt her, and Dooley allegedly cut his shoulder with the knife. Then, she allegedly "used both her hands to apply direct pressure to [victim’s] throat for approximately 20 seconds."
She allegedly stopped momentarily "only to procure a belt" that she put around his neck and tightened for 20 seconds.
The victim was reportedly struggling to breathe, and she checked his pulse after putting the belt around him.
Dooley reportedly got angry at the victim for "bleeding all over her bed," so she told him to go into the bathtub. While the victim waited in the bathtub, Dooley reportedly ordered delivery from DoorDash. She allegedly told the victim, "If you scream or say anything, I’ll kill you."
Dooley got back into bed after eating her meal and the victim reportedly followed. The knife she allegedly used was near his feet, and he used it to free himself once Dooley felt asleep.
The victim was trying to grab some of his personal belongings, but he woke her up when he bumped into a table. That’s when he reportedly ran into the parking lot for help.
When officers searched Dooley’s apartment, they reportedly found a knife near the bed, "several blood-soaked rags and blood all over the bathtub."
She was booked into the El Paso County Jail on charges of second-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault, menacing, and false imprisonment.
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