Florida Man Murdered By Woman (and her friends) Whom He Met On a Dating Site
This sort of thing seems to usually happen to women – but here is a man who was killed from meeting a date on a dating site.
Aug 24, 2016
Adam Hilarie took Hailey Bustos bowling on a date before the 18-year-old allegedly returned the next night with three accomplices and a gun
A young father was killed in a suspected honey trap set-up after meeting a teenage girl through an online dating site.
Adam Hilarie, 27, was shot in the head during a robbery at his Florida home on Friday night.
The previous night, the single dad had taken 18-year-old Hailey Bustos bowling on a date after meeting her on the Plenty of Fish website.
The pair went back to Hilarie’s home in the town of Auburndale after the date on Thursday before he drove her home.
Police believe Bustos then met with three other men to arrange the robbery.
The teenager allegedly returned to the property on Friday night with accomplices Andre Warner, 26; Gary Gray, 31; and Joshua Ellington, 31.
The group knocked on the door and, when Hilarie opened, they forced their way in threatening him with a gun.
During the break-in, Hilarie – father to five-year-old daughter Lajaya – was fatally shot in the head with a .38-caliber gun.
According to an arrest affidavit, Bustos told police that Hilarie was forced to the kitchen floor and was “begging for his life”.
She claimed he “was not putting up any kind of fight and was telling them he had a five-year-old daughter”, the document said.
Auburndale Deputy Chief Andy Ray told reporters: “There was a struggle in there and then one of the guys shot him.
“Then they opened another door and started stealing his personal possessions and putting them in their car and then left.”
During the robbery, the four allegedly stole a wallet, an iPhone, three flat screen TVs, an Xbox console and video games among other items.
The night before police found Adam Hilarie dead in his kitchen, the 27-year-old Central Florida father went bowling with a woman he met through the online dating site PlentyOfFish, Auburndale police said Monday.
They went back to his place, and she texted him later: I had a good time and would like to see you again.
She saw him the next night, when on Friday she brought three men to rob Hilarie of TVs, an Xbox and an iPhone, and one of them shot him in the head, Deputy Chief Andy Ray said at a news conference.
“In cases like this, it’s easy for us to put ourselves in the shoes of the family,” Ray said, as he detailed the arrest of four people in connection with the killing — including 18-year-old Hailey Bustos, who went on the date with him.
…”Hilarie was begging for his life, he was not putting up any kind of fight, and was telling them that he had a 5-year-old daughter,” according to arrest reports.
…Ray warned prospective users to run internet searches on their dates before meeting up and also to retain a healthy amount of suspicion. He advised against bringing dates home after the first meet-up.
“You just have to remember, you have no idea who you are talking to,” he said. “They may present themselves as one thing and be someone totally different.”
(Link): Why Online Dating Doesn’t Work