Four months later he hid in her garage until she came home, stabbed her ten times, and stomped on her head.
She had to undergo extensive surgery, including replacing part of her skull with a “synthetic component.” Ridley was later charged with killing a woman in Phoenix and committed suicide.
A Las Vegas woman has filed a lawsuit seeking million from for failing to convey how dangerous online dating can be before setting her up with her attempted murderer, Wade Ridley, CBS News reports.
Mary Kay Beckman had known Ridley for eight days when she broke up with him.
Tinder, for the unfamiliar, is a matchmaking app that takes pictures and information from Facebook that users then have the option to like or dislike.
If two people both like each other’s profile it is called a match and the option to message each other becomes available.
says the lawsuit — based on the false sense of security provided by Match.com’s advertising — is ridiculous. But there is something about the legitimacy of sites like that makes it feel safer than, say, Craigslist, and not really for any good reason. Connecticut, New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, and others have passed laws requiring dating sites to post safety notices, including indicating that they do not perform background checks.
began checking users against national sex offender registries in 2011 after a woman sued the site, saying she was raped by a repeat sex offender she met on the site.
The two met on Tinder and talked for a few weeks before he started asking her if she would like to meet for coffee.“For me, I wasn’t really planning on meeting up with anyone and I was really clear about that cause people asked me,” she said.Exceptional cases can serve as wake-up calls, as the Craigslist Killer did for Craigslist.In addition to the damages, Beckman wants a bigger disclaimer on Match.com's site, like a pack of cigarettes.
Although online dating sites and mobile apps have changed how people date, the fact that dangerous people still exist has not. Pleasant Police Department has dealt with two instances of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) as a result of people who met using a social media site or dating application.
The most recent incident involved a female student from Central Michigan University who was sexually assaulted after meeting up with a man she met on the mobile dating app Tinder.