Man beaten at Oklahoma City motel after arriving with woman he met online

The 27-year-old man said he went to at Days Inn for a date with a woman he'd met online. He said four or five men jumped out of the bathroom, beat him, bound him with duct tape and kidnapped him.
by Juliana Keeping Published: April 4, 2012
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A man who arrived at a motel room with a woman he met online said he was severely beaten and kidnapped by men who were waiting in the bathroom.

Oklahoma City police were called about 2:50 a.m. March 27 to Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon.

The victim, Kurtis Dickerson, 27, of Oklahoma City, told police he had gone to the Days Inn near NW 39 and N May Avenue to meet a woman he met online, according to a police report released Wednesday. After they walked into a room on the ground floor, four or five black men jumped out of the bathroom, Dickerson said.

The men beat him and tied his arms and legs with duct tape. They took his wallet, cellphone, keys and bank card. Dickerson told police he was loaded into his own car and driven by two of the men to a park in southeast Oklahoma City and left there. He told police he did not recognize any of the assailants.

A stranger who lived near the park came to his aid, Dickerson said, arranging for a ride to the hospital. Police later found Dickerson's vehicle in the 3900 block of S Lindsey Avenue. Its tires and wheels had been removed.

Dickerson's eyes were swollen shut and badly bruised, and he suffered a cigarette burn mark to his left eyelid, swelling and cuts on the left side of his head, and marks on his chest and neck from being choked, the police report states.


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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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