‘Dates From Hell’: Online Dating Gone Wrong As Would-Be Serial Killer Poses As Woman To Lure Victims


CANADA:   There cannot be enough warnings about being careful with Internet dating. Never go on a first date alone with someone only encountered online, and other tips like that are good advice. But there’s another important lesson in the Internet dating story gone horrible wrong on this week’s “Dates From Hell” (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on ID).

Gilles Tetreault found what he thought was a great match online. But when he went to meet the woman for their first date, things took a horrific and surprising turn. There was no woman at all. Instead, he was met by a male attacker with a hockey mask, who tried to attack him in his garage.Gilles struggled and ultimately managed to escape, but he was too ashamed about being duped to come forward. It wasn’t until another man was murdered and a hockey mask recovered at the scene that Gilles talked to the police. With his help, they were able to capture the man who reportedly had aspirations of being a serial killer.

Mark Twitchell is serving 25 years to life for murder

Had Gilles not heard about the murder, he might have never come forward and more people could have been killed. Thank goodness, he swallowed his embarrassment and did the right thing.

Discover more “Dates From Hell” every Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on ID.

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Remember – if you have met someone online and intend on meeting, always consider using a private investigator to check them out.  Even a simple google search may have alerted to the fact his so called “Date” did not exist.

Original source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/dates-from-hell-online-dating-serial-killer-video_n_1704550.html

Further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twitchell

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