Woman 'robbed at gunpoint' by man who demanded she add him on Facebook to ask her on date
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A woman has alleged that she was robbed at gunpoint by a man who proceeded to ask her out on a date.
Beraun, from Indianapolis, US, told WRTV: “I think, especially as a young female, it’s something you always think about but never think it will happen to you.”
Initially, Beraun claims that Boyce demanded she let him into her home, which she did not allow him to do. Luckily, she had $100 on her at that moment and gave it to him to deter him.
What happened next is what most would consider extremely unusual during an attempted robbery. Boyce’s alleged verbal aggression had him insisting that Beraun add him on Facebook - all of this occurring with the gun still staring at her.
Without hesitation, Beraun’s acceptance thought it would push him away altogether, yet the Facebook messages came in shortly after.
Maintaining a flirtatious tone, Boyce’s persistence went as far as claiming that he’d pay her back because she’s ‘pretty’.
One of the messages read: “Look you know I’mma pay you back. It’s a f**ked way to meet someone, but d*** you wass to pretty to rob.”
Boyce continued by once again asking her to meet up with him, saying: “Come chill with me. I swear I’m not on that type of timing.”
As responses to something like this go, Beraun’s only option was to acknowledge his stress, but prevent any further dialogue as much as possible.
Her reply read: “I can tell you’re sweet, times just get rough I know that.
"I do have a man, you know I can’t do that LOL. I wish you the best though.”
Today, Beraun feels uneasy in her own home - a place you should feel safest - after such an interaction.
She said: “It makes me a little on edge knowing that people walk up and down the street, looking for places to commit crimes.
“It makes it a little different when you hear noises at night.”
According to PEOPLE, Boyce was charged on Wednesday with armed robbery and carrying a handgun as a felon in connection with the incident.
He is being held on a $7,500 bond, according to court reports obtained by USA Today.
This unfortunately isn’t Boyce’s first report of criminal-like behaviour, with an arrest made in connection with another robbery on 12 June.