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Colorado Woman Duct-Tapes, Slashes Tinder Date, Then Orders Door Dash

Colorado Springs, CO – A 22-year-old woman in Colorado is facing a slew of felony charges after she attacked and duct-taped her naked Tinder date on Wednesday and then choked him and slashed him with a knife.

Police said the incident began on Oct. 5 when Lauren Marie Dooley invited a 21-year-old man she’d met on the dating app Tinder over to her residence at The Hills Apartment Apartments on East Cache La Poudre Street, KRDO reported.

The arrest affidavit showed that the victim told police that after he arrived at Dooley’s apartment, they talked for a while.

He told police Dooley then undressed him and performed sex acts on him that included oral sex, KRDO reported.

Then she took duct tape and bound his wrists and ankles, according to WKRC.

“She then used duct tape to bind [the victim’s] wrists together and ankles together,” the document read. “[The victim] found it odd, but consented to it. However, when Lauren produced a kitchen knife and demanded he get into her bedroom, [the victim] no longer consented to staying at the residence.”

He said he wanted to leave the apartment and thought Dooley was going to harm him, but he followed her orders and got into his date’s bed at knifepoint, KRDO reported.

The affidavit said that after the man was in her bed, Dooley climbed on top of him and used the knife to slash his shoulder.

Then she used her hands to choke her victim for about 20 seconds before stopping, getting a belt and then using that to choke him for an additional 20 seconds, KRDO reported.

Dooley ordered her victim to get into the bathtub because he was bleeding all over her bed and he did, according to the affidavit.

At one point during the ordeal, she ordered food delivery from Door Dash and threatened her victim not to make a sound, KRDO reported.

“If you scream or say anything, I’ll kill you,” she allegedly told her victim.

The man told police that Dooley ate her food and then ordered him back into bed with her and pulled a blanket up over him, KRDO reported.

Charging documents said she fell asleep with the knife in her hand under the blanket and just before 6 p.m., the victim was able to get it and use it to cut himself free of the duct tape.

Dooley woke up when she heard her victim pick up his keys, so he fled the apartment naked and covered in blood, screaming for help, KRDO reported.

Neighbors called 911 and when police arrived on the scene, officers found a naked and bleeding man backing away from Dooley in the parking lot.

Dooley was also covered in blood, according to the affidavit.

The victim told officers that Dooley had tied him up and cut him, KRDO reported.

Officers approached Dooley to take her into custody and she invoked her right to remain silent, according to police.

Police searched the apartment and found a kitchen knife near the bed, bloody rags, and blood all over the bathtub, KRDO reported.

Dooley was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault, menacing, and false imprisonment.

Hills Apartments resident Lauri Gloria said she saw the victim bleeding in the parking lot after the incident, KRDO reported.

“Pretty shocking to know somebody that lives right around the corner is capable of doing this,” Gloria said. “It scares me. I mean I saw the gentleman. He was cut pretty good and to think that someone could do that is pretty scary.”

Dooley was arraigned on Oct. 6 and released on a $25,000 cash bond, KRDO reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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