Milwaukee woman accused of stealing man's car, clothes during date gone wrong

CREATED Aug 13, 2014

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GLENDALE - A Washington state man found himself stranded in Milwaukee.

Glendale Police say the 23-year-old man drove from Chicago to Milwaukee to meet up with a woman he contacted on the popular online dating site Plenty of Fish.

A police report says the pair went shopping at Bayshore Mall, before their date lead them to the Days Inn.

While the victim was in the bathroom, his date took off with his car, cellphone and business suits.

"Jeez, I suppose that could happen to a person that asked someone on a date online or otherwise," said shocked Melody Zimmerman.

The victim says he picked the woman up on 27th Street in Milwaukee. People familiar with the woman's face say she is known to walk the streets, but they have not seen her in two weeks.

The FBI has on occasion investigated cases similar to this one. Local spokesperson Leonard Peace has a few words of wisdom for those using online sites to date.

"Do your homework and save yourself some trouble on the back side...You don't want to let your heart lead you and not think with your head."