22-Year-Old Girl Baited Tinder Date, Restrained, Stabbed, And Choked Him

Lauren Dooley

According to police, a Colorado woman tied up a man she met on Tinder before stabbing, choking, and threatening to kill him in her apartment.

During a police response to an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Each Cache La Poudre Street in Colorado Springs, 22-year-old Lauren Dooley was arrested.

Around 5:45 p.m., officers received a call from a 21-year-old man complaining that he was “bleeding all over the bed” and telling someone: “You cut me” and “you’re going to kill me,” according to an arrest affidavit.

When officers arrived at the apartment complex, they found a naked male bleeding in the parking lot.

According to an arrest affidavit, the victim was seen backing away from Dooley, who appeared to have blood on her arms and hands. According to the victim, she tied him up and cut him.

According to the victim, they met on Tinder. In her apartment, she stripped off her clothes and performed oral sex on the victim before binding his wrists and ankles with duct tape. According to the affidavit, the victim found it odd, but consented.

It was only then that Dooley pulled out a kitchen knife and demanded that the victim go to the bedroom – the victim no longer consented to staying in the apartment but Dooley would not allow him to leave.

Fearing for his life, the victim got into her bed and obeyed Dooley. Affidavit says Dooley jumped on top of him and cut his left shoulder before choking him with her hands and belt.

The affidavit said Dooley became upset that the victim was “bleeding all over her bed” so she told him to get in the bathtub. Then Dooley ordered door-to-door delivery from DoorDash. He was allegedly told, “If you scream or say anything, I’ll kill you.”

When Dooley finished eating, she pulled a blanket over the victim and got into bed with him. As the victim looked at her feet, he noticed the knife she had used earlier near her feet. As soon as she fell asleep, the victim managed to grab the knife and free himself. In an attempt to retrieve his keys and phone, he bumped into a table, waking her up, and ran for help into the parking lot.

Dooley’s apartment was swept by responding officers and officers found blood, several soaked rags, and a kitchen knife near the bed.

A number of felonies are being charged against Dooley, including kidnapping in the second degree, assault in the second degree, menacing, and false imprisonment.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Colorado woman tied up Tinder date then stabbed, choked, and threatened to kill him, police say – FOX 2 Detroit
  2. Woman duct-taped, slashed naked Tinder date — then ordered DoorDash: cops – New York Post
  3. Woman Charged with Kidnapping For Allegedly Holding Date Captive – PEOPLE
  4. Police: Woman duct taped Tinder date, cut him with knife, and choked him – 15 WPDE
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