Instagram Users Are Investigating To Find This 'Hinge Date Attacker' In Atlanta
An Atlanta woman went on a first date with a man she met on a dating app and it turned into an absolute nightmare. A seemingly normal date turned brutally violent, and Brittany Correri is thankful that she got away with her life.
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Correri is now warning people about her attacker via Instagram, and the public has stepped in to help bring the man to justice.
What happened on the Hinge date?
Correri shared that the night was going totally normal, but when they left their last date spot and got in the man’s car, things suddenly turned violent.
The man, who she called "Ben," started viciously beating Correri’s face and body and would not stop no matter how much she pleaded.
She claimed that he drove around for hours and continued to beat her. Finally, he drew a gun on Correri and told her that he was going to kill her.
"At this point, I truly thought my life was over," wrote the victim. The man attempted to drag her from the car, but amazingly, there was a security guard on the street who ran over to intervene and the attacker took off.
How have people on Instagram responded to the attack?
Correri’s Instagram post has drawn the attention of thousands of people sending their support and even starting investigations of their own into her assault.
She posted screenshots of “Ben’s” Hinge profile so that people know what he looks like and the photos show multiple identifiable tattoos on his body. Instagrammers immediately started digging to find out just who “Ben” is so that he can be brought to justice.
Several people in the comments believe to have found the man’s true identity, linking to his Facebook, which has since been deactivated. One commenter suggested getting the receipts from their date spots as a possible way to track him down. Another commented, “Those tattoos are very hard to hide. They will find him!”
Narcity reached out to Hinge and they responded with a statement about the brutal attack. Correri continues to post stories to her Insta about her attacker and is asking the public to contact the Atlanta Police Department if they have any information about the alleged aggressor.
Atlanta Police are still working to find and identify Correri's attacker.
How dangerous are dating apps in 2020?
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 30% of U.S. adults have used a dating site or app.
Many users, particularly women under the age of 35, report being harassed or sent explicit messages. And, 19% of younger female (under 35) users say someone on a dating site or app has threatened to physically harm them.
Additionally, the survey found that 46% of Americans believe these platforms are a "not too or not at all safe way of meeting people."