A blind date went horribly, horribly wrong for a woman in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province on August 1 when she was robbed by the man she went out with because he wanted to reclaim the money he’d spent on her. Ouch.
The woman, surnamed Shi, told police that a man had robbed her purse as she was taking a walk, according to the China News Service. On August 3, authorities arrested a suspect surnamed Hu, who admitted that he not only knew the victim, but had actually gone out on a date with her a couple days before.
The man explained that he met the woman online and liked the looks of her profile picture. He asked her to meet at a local tea house, but upon seeing her in real life, was not satisfied. Feeling cheated after paying less than 100 yuan on the date, he decided he would get his money back by robbing her.
He ended up getting around 70 yuan back from the woman.
Police also discovered that the woman failed to mention the man’s identity because she was married.
This isn’t the first case of an online relationship ending bitterly over accusations of “deceiving” profile pictures. A couple was filmed last month getting into a heated argument in the middle of the street after their first real-life meeting, apparently because their appearances didn’t match their pictures online.
[via GB Times]