Glendale Man Planning to Meet Woman He Met Online Gets Beaten With Stick, Robbed Instead

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There's no doubt that many people have been disappointed by an in-person meeting with someone they met online, but a Glendale man didn't just meet up with someone who fudged their stats a little on their online profile.

Instead, police say the man -- who planned on meeting with a woman he met on a site called MeetMe.com -- met with two women -- and two men, who beat him with a wooden stick before robbing him.

Although the incident occurred in a Glendale neighborhood near 83rd and Missouri avenues on March 17, police just recently arrested the four suspects: Lucas Welniak, 18; Anthony Redmon, 22; Stacie Wright, 20; and Drew Ann Lemley, 19.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the four set up a fake profile on the website, and eventually persuaded the man to meet them in that Glendale neighborhood.

After Lemley kept texting the man, telling him where to go, Wright waited outside for the man when he showed up. Wright then led the man to a nearby field, where Welniak and Redmon were waiting for him.

According to court documents, Welniak hit the man with the stick several times, as both men held down the victim and stole his wallet. All that for 24 bucks.

The victim took himself to the hospital, where he was treated for a collapsed lung and broken rib. He ended up giving the phone number of the woman he was texting to police, and police were able to identify the owner of that phone, since her phone number was listed on existing police reports.

After police identified Wright, the victim identified her as the woman he met with, and police ended up identifying the other three people involved.

According to the court documents, each of the four suspects admitted to his or her involvement in the scheme, and Welniak admitted that they also took marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms from inside the victim's car.

And, yet again, someone discovered that people tend to lie in online profiles.

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Clockwise, from top-left: Lucas Welniak, Anthony Redmon, Drew Ann Lemley, and Stacie Wright.

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11 comments
christainb26
christainb26

hahahahahahahha yes i know these dumbass's personally hahahahaha fuckin' idiots

Cozz
Cozz

I bet one of them is Jaffy

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

Ooh baby you're never going to forget what I have planned.  Meet me in the worst part of town and bring lots of cash and any drugs you have.



JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

How cute, the boys are wearing matching purple shirts.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Pure Arizona White Trash

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@Cozz No. Following that dude into an open field is something Jaffy is trusting enough to do.

MisterE
MisterE

@valleynative Worse part of town ? You obviously have never been in that area. The houses to the north of  83rd rd ave and Camelback are very expensive houses with big lots,I know ,I used to live there, Lots of cash ? 24 dollars = lots of cash ????

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@MisterE  You may have a point about the location.  I was thinking it was south of Camelback.

You might have noticed that I was suggesting asking the victim to bring a lot of cash.  I didn't say anything about what he actually brought.


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