By Douglas Quenqua
It is it, Melvin thought: Craigslist is approximately to obtain me killed.
A current divorcГ© whom lacked the funds and self- self- confidence for a regular date, Melvin, 35, have been lured to a strangerвЂ™s apartment by the promise of anonymous sex. He previously done this already at the least a dozen times, making use of categorized advertisements he had positioned on the Encounters section that is casual of, without any dilemmas.
But this time around, all he discovered ended up being a dark, scary space.
вЂњI became like, вЂOh no, this really is it В— this woman will probably kill me,вЂ™ вЂќ he recalled.
Fortunately for Melvin, just just just what he had wandered into had been something a little more poignant: the lady that has answered their advertisement was overweight and didnвЂ™t wish Melvin to see her body.
вЂњIt was sad, extremely unfortunate,before we went into the bed room and did everything we did.вЂќ he said, вЂњbut she ended up being an excellent woman and then we chatted for 2 hoursвЂќ
This really is most likely not the hedonistic situation many people envision if they think of online hookups. Nor ended up being it a violent encounter which makes headlines, just like the murder on April 14 in a Boston college accommodation of the 26-year-old girl, Julissa Brisman, who had put an advertisement for masseuse services on Craigslist, or perhaps the killing last thirty days of George Weber, a radio news reporter who was simply stabbed in their Brooklyn home, police say, by an adolescent whom evidently responded a Craigslist advertising looking for a intimate partner.