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VIDEO REPORT: Madison Man's Online Dating Experience Ends in Carjacking

Posted Friday, February 22, 2013 --- 1:34 p.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Stolen Auto

Incident Date: 02/20/2013 - 10:32 PM

Address: 5500 block Ethelwyn Rd.

Arrested: Raheem Brack, age 19, Madison
Mr. Brack was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Consent.

Kasey J. Swenson-Adams, age 17, Stoughton
Ms. Swenson-Adams was arrested for Party To A Crime - Armed Robbery.

Victim: Male, age 25, Madison

Details: Online dating went awry for a 25-year old Madison man Wednesday night. He ended up being kicked out of his own car at knife point, and in the process got a minor cut to his hand.

The predicament he found himself in, in the 5500 block of Ethelwyn Rd., began with correspondence, correspondence with a woman, someone he met through the Tagged.com website.

Following some internet chat he agreed to pick her up, so they could "hang out." He traveled to the woman’s community of residence – Stoughton - and found the 17-year old was not alone, but in the company of a female friend. The victim would drop the young women at East Towne Mall, and pick them up later. Only now there were three. Another man was getting into the victim's car, apparently in need of a ride to the South Towne Mall area.

While en route, the victim says the other guy pulled out a knife and told him to stop the car. He told him to park and get out. The victim thought the stranger was joking. He was not.

During the confrontation, the victim pushed the knife away, and sliced his thumb. The knife-wielding carjacker got behind the wheel, and the victim watched his car drive away. He then ran to a nearby home and called police.

UPDATED INFORMATION:
The stolen car was recovered Thursday while Monona Police were investigating a retail theft case at the Walmart Supercenter, 2151 Royal Ave. Monona PD contacted the Madison Police Department and arrests in the carjacking case were made.


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