A man allegedly robbed a woman from Indianapolis, USA at gunpoint and forced her to befriend him on Facebook where he later messaged her and asked her to “come chill.”
The victim, Amber Beraun said she was getting her mail one night in May when a man, later identified as Damien Boyce, approached her and pulled out a gun, WRTV reported.
Beraun said she refused to let Boyce into her home after he demanded her to and instead handed over all her cash, which was about $100.
But the money was not enough for Boyce, who then allegedly asked her if she had a boyfriend and demanded she connect with him on Facebook.
“I thought if maybe I added him on Facebook, he would leave and he did,” Beraun told the local outlet.
After the robbery, Beraun said she immediately got messages from Boyce.
“Damn you was too pretty to rob,” Boyce allegedly wrote, with another message claiming that he would pay her back.
Beraun messaged him back, saying: “I believe you man. I can tell you’re sweet, times just get rough. I know that.”
However, her reply may have emboldened the criminal, who continued to message her, even asking her to “come chill.”
Beraun said the entire encounter has left her shaken and even paranoid when she’s in her neighborhood.
“It makes me a little on edge knowing that people walk up and down the street, looking for places to commit crimes,” she said.
“It makes it a little different when you hear noises at night.”
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Boyce was arrested and charged in a separate armed robbery on June 12, in which he allegedly shot two people and hit another in the head with a brick.
Police said the incident occurred after an argument broke out between Boyce and the victims. The gunman then allegedly barricaded himself before a SWAT team was deployed.
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Boyce quickly surrendered himself to police and was charged with burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal recklessness, and battery.