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Brittany Correri, an Atlanta-area woman, opened up about her terrifying online dating experience after a Wednesday night date turned violent. Correri said she was on a first date with a man named “Ben”, whom she had met at the Hinge, and things were going well until the end of the night when he started hitting her repeatedly and finally pointed a gun at her. The man was identified by the Atlanta Police Department as Benjamin Fancher and is now wanted for aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment, according to News19.
Correri first shared her story on Instagram on November 13, posting photos of her bruised face on the platform along with her account of what happened. She said her date with Fancher was the first time she ever tried to date online: “The night was going normal, having fun until we left our last place for the night. As soon as we left without warning, she started hitting me on the head and in the face. If I tried to get out of the car, she would tug at my hair or the hood of my sweatshirt. ”
After hours of being driven, beaten and held against my will, she pointed her gun at me and told me that she was going to kill me. At this point, I really thought my life was over. She decided to drag me out of the car one more time and by the grace of God it turned out that there was safety on the street and I really believe that she saved MY LIFE.
She said her goal in presenting her story was not out of “sympathy or attention,” but to remind women to be vigilant and share the details of their dates online with someone. The full publication is available here:
Atlanta Police Said They Responded to the Scene Early on Thursday Morning & Publicly Identified Fancher on Monday
Correri said the night started off without a hitch and Fancher met her friends and family before leaving, according to her interview with 11Alive. At the end of their night early Thursday morning after leaving Hide Lounge, Correri said things turned violent.
Correri told the outlet that Fancher said “the date cost too much that I’m not worth that” as he was hitting her. She said that when he drew the gun, she was sure he was going to kill her. The Atlanta Police Department said in its incident report shared with Heavy that Fancher parked her white BMW in the 1100 block of Howell Mill Road around 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning and pulled Correri out of the vehicle by the hair. The incident report also indicated that Fancher had been driving Correri for about an hour before.
The security guard, Fantasia Atkinson, saw Correri being dragged out of the vehicle and yelled at Fancher, who returned to her car and drove away, according to the police report. Atkinson managed to obtain photos of the vehicle.
Police are looking for Fancher, whose identity was made public Monday. Atkinson told 11Alive: “We can prevent this from happening to someone else. The more women repost their photo and we post it, the faster we can catch this guy. ”Correri also shared Fancher’s photos included on her Hinge dating profile.
Hinge Issued a Statement About the Incident Saying It Is ‘Outraged’ & Will Work With Law Enforcement if Needed
Hinge sent a statement to 11Alive saying he was “outraged” by Correri’s story and promising to work with police if necessary to find Fancher. The statement reads in part:
The violence he describes is horrible and is something that no one should have to experience. Our moderators reviewed this report and immediately removed and banned the person from our community.
We take any incidents of assault very seriously and prohibit anyone accused of violent behavior from accessing our platform. When a user reports an assault, we quickly contact them via email to confirm the abuser has been removed, share the best way for law enforcement to contact us, and detail support and advocacy resources.