First Date Leads to Robbery
Posted by shadmia on August 30, 2009
Terrance Dejuan McCoy, 23, of Detroit, Mi. could not be called smart by any stretch of the imagination. In fact it would be a real challenge to call him anything but dumb. He is currently sitting in jail on a $25,000 bond awaiting trial on charges that he stole the car (a 2000 Chevy Impala) of a 27-year-old woman that he had taken out on a date – for the first time.
The couple had met at a casino the week before. They talked via cell phone a few times and things seemed to be going quite well. McCoy even sent a picture of himself to her cell phone. Finally the woman agreed to meet him for a dinner date.
On that night she picked up McCoy at his apartment and they went to dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings on Nine Mile road. During the course of the dinner McCoy asked her for the car keys because he had forgotten his wallet in her car. The woman thought nothing of it and handed him the keys. As she sat waiting for him to return, she looked through a window and saw him speeding off in her car.
The woman called the police. She told them that she had a backpack in the car containing $300 in cash, a laptop, iPod and camera. She also provided the police with the picture McCoy had sent to her cell phone – and of course she knew exactly where he lived.
McCoy was picked up and was ordered to stand trial in Oakland County Circuit Court on charges he unlawfully drove away in the woman’s 2000 Chevy Impala, a felony that could land him up to five years in prison.
“It sounds like a bad date to me,” Ferndale police Detective Sgt. Patrick Jones told the Tribune. “She picked him up that night at his apartment, then he stole her car and didn’t even settle up the bill for dinner.”