COVINGTON, Ga. — One man is learning the hard way that you can’t trust everyone you meet on Facebook.
Newton County investigators said a man from Statham, Georgia was lured to a house on Mountain View Circle near Covington for what he thought was a date.
It turned out to be an ambush.
The victim drove to the house from an hour away expecting to meet a woman who he is friends with on Facebook.
Instead, he was met outside the house by three men carrying guns. Police said they took the victim behind the building and made him take off his clothes. Then they stole his money and left him to seek help in the neighborhood dressed in only his underwear.
The victim approached a contractor working on a house up the street and asked him to call 911.
It happened in August, and now the Newton County Sheriff is announcing all three suspects have been arrested. Marqavia Height, Erophaus Calhoun, and Dionte Okelly are all being charged with armed robbery and kidnapping.
According to Newton County’s arrest report, the Facebook profile used by the suspects belongs to a woman named Jameria Kenyatta Brown.
She’s a real person and the pictures in the profile belong to her. Now the question for police is: did her password get stolen or was she in on the plan?
Police said Brown was uncooperative when they contacted her, so right now, she’s being charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
The house the victim was lured to was empty at the time and the people who live there now said they just moved in. They told CBS46 they did not know their new address was recently used to commit a crime.