NEWORLEANS-- A New Orleans East man was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning by a woman he met on a social networking site.
However, the mysterious Internet mistress allegedly got a helping hand from two accomplices.
'It ain't no coffee date at that time of the morning,' said one neighbor who asked not to be identified.
While most of the city slept, the New Orleans Police Department says a woman who goes by the on-line profile name of 'Ali W' coaxed a man into the 2200 block of Saint Anthony Street. Police say the victim in this case spotted the woman he'd been talking to online standing outside a house, and that is when the carjacking took place.
'Another unknown male approached from the driver side with an unknown type handgun, black with a silver finish, pointed it towards him and told him to get out of his vehicle,' said Detective Thaddeus Williams with NOPD's 5th District Station.
With help from two male accomplices, detectives say 'Ali W' took off in a red, 2010 Dodge Challenger.
According to police she met her alleged victim on the social media site called Tagged. Neighbors heard the New Orleans East man frantically knocking on doors for help just before four in the morning.
'When you find these types of people online, you shouldn't deal with these people, because you don't know what kind of people these is,' said the unidentified neighbor.
The trio were last seen in a Dodge Challenger, Louisiana license plate number VOV253 with detailed black flames across the side.
'Meeting somebody online, you never know what might happen, so my advice is to just stay away from it,' Williams said.
It's an an apparent social media lesson that could have easily taken a deadly turn for the worst in this 7th Ward neighborhood.
'It could have been a lot worse because it could have been whole street right here where I live here taped off,' said the unidentified neighbor.
According to police, the suspects gave a false address and aren't believed to live in the neighborhood.
If you can help solve this case, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.