Metro man robbed at gunpoint while trying to meet girl he met on an app

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EDMOND, Okla. -- "I'm not happy with this! Not with the news you just gave me!" Drusilla James, whose son lives at the apartments in question, said.

Residents were unaware of what happened at Quail Ridge Apartments late last week.

"Last Thursday night, police responded to a call where a man had been robbed at gunpoint," MSgt. Gary Knight, with Oklahoma City Police, said.

According to a police report, a 20-year-old metro man had met a girl on a social media app.

He got to her apartment complex around 11:30 Thursday night. They were supposed to meet up by the mailboxes.

"He noticed there was somebody, a male, following him or nearby, the female then indicated she would met him somewhere else," MSgt. Knight says.

The male suspect was near the pool. Police reports say the victim turned around to a man pointing what looked like a black pistol right at his face.

"At some point, the suspect actually reaches across him again and began patting the victim to see if he could find more things to steal," MSgt. Knight said.

The crook already had the victim's cell phone and wallet in hand, and then the victim made a move.

"The victim took that opportunity to grab the suspect, throw him to the ground, actually disarmed him, the suspect pulled away for him, still had his wallet," MSgt. Knight said.

The suspect ran away. The victim did manage to pick up the robber's hat and gun; he turned those items over to police.

"It's scary and it's frightening, I know I don't want to stay here now," Drusilla said.

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