I was watching my local news, and it brought up a segment about a group of women who have been robbing men in Dallas.
Now interestingly, they go about it in a way that makes some people chuckle. First they go to a hotel and find well-dressed men who are alone. They then approach them and send sexual vibes towards them. They slip them a beer, spiked with a drug, then go to his room where they proceed to tie him up and rob him.
Obviously it's hard to get many leads on this case because men would be embarrassed about confessing to this, or they are married. Some of you who have played Oblivion may remember a quest with a similar premise.
Women accused of hitting on, stealing from men in Dallas bars, hotels
Suspects come on to men, take off with their stuff, police say
08:13 AM CST on Friday, February 8, 2008
By STEVE THOMPSON / The Dallas Morning News
The 37-year-old Tampa executive was in town on business, staying at Victory Park's posh W hotel. Two women came onto him in the lounge.
After accepting a draft beer from the flirtatious women, the man remembers little else. When he woke up later in his room, he was missing his $4,000 Rolex watch, his wallet, his iPod and a laptop.
Dallas police say a group of several women has been targeting men in area bars and hotels. They come on strong, sometimes with sexual favors, then make off with their victims' possessions.
Several of the men met the women at the W hotel. Incidents also started at the Green Elephant in Northeast Dallas, and another at the Loon Bar & Grill on McKinney Avenue. Police say all of the businesses have cooperated in the investigation.
It appears that in a couple of cases, the women have used Mickey Finns to accomplish the thefts. After a little conversation, they slip something into his drink.
"The rest of the night is pretty much a blur," said Detective Mark Jenkins, who is on the trail of several suspects. They are women with histories as prostitutes, he said. One was in custody Thursday.
Investigators say about a half-dozen men have reported the thefts. One was in town from California, another from Arizona, another from Canada.
The women seemed to know what they were looking for; several of the victims were wearing Rolex watches.
One man lost his money while dancing in a hotel elevator. Another lost his wallet while inside a car with his pants around his ankles.
But it's not that the suspects have irresistible charm, police say.
"I don't know if so much it's that the men are being attracted to them, as that [the suspects] are more or less forcing themselves on the men," Detective Jenkins said.
Police say the women should be considered armed and dangerous. In one case, a knife was involved. And one 21-year-old Dallas man suffered a scalp wound that may have been inflicted by a high-heel shoe.
More victims could be out there.
"I think there's a very strong possibility that a lot of offenses aren't being reported," Detective Jenkins said. "It could be because they're embarrassed, or it could be because they're married."
One man contacted by phone said he'd rather not be involved and doesn't plan to press charges. He's just glad he wasn't hurt, he said.
Dallas may not be the only place where the theft ring operates, police say.
"We're checking into some possible connections out of state," Detective Jenkins said. "They may be actually jumping back and forth between Dallas and some other cities."
WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reporter Rebecca Lopez contributed to this report.
"he was missing his $4,000 Rolex watch, his wallet, his iPod and a laptop." That is a nice capture
wraithcat;4209512I smiled when I read this :) Armed and dangerous - with high heeled shoes
Trust me... those things hurt... Bad... Really bad...
Men are so easily seducced...damn
OMG! this is just like that Oblivion quest! lol
I was thinking that exact same thing when I read this.
Except you don't get hit in the head by a shoe...
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
27th May 2004
Baha. So I'm not the only one who saw the link.
You know what would be funny? If they got the idea from the game!
Oblivion quest? If these men are married, then they deserve to be robbed. There's nothing wrong with a little flirtation with someone other than your husband or wife, but when it gets serious, you should pull out immediately. ... That came out so, so badly.
no that would not be awesome if it was based off an oblivion quest *cough*game critics*cough*