Facebook Date Turns Into Knifepoint Robbery

A woman in South Wales went on a first date with a man she’d met on Facebook, but instead of ending the evening in love, she ended it in a police cell. Leah Gibbs, 23, met 21-year-old Adam Minton on the social networking site and was conned into being his getaway driver on the night they first met.

She had visions of spending the night curled up his sofa with a bottle of wine and film, getting to know her new squeeze. But when Leah arrived at Adam’s house, he asked her to give him a lift to quickly visit a friend. She drove him to a shopping area, and was asked to wait in the car for a few minutes. Minton shortly returned to the vehicle in a flustered fashion, and told her to “Go, go, go!”.

While driving him home, Leah didn’t like the fact Adam had become very rude and short with her, so decided to call it a night once she’d dropped him back at his house. However, as he was trying to convinced her to come in, the police arrived and arrested both of them.

I turns out that Adam Minton had robbed a shop of £250 at knifepoint, but the cashier took note of the car’s registration plate and called the police who tracked down the unwitting getaway driver.

Miss Gibbs protested her innocence to the police, but it was not until Mr Minton convinced them that she had been involved that she was released after spending the night in a police cell. He, on the other hand, has been jailed for four and a half years for robbery. He also had a previous record for violent offending.

Just goes to show, you should be careful who you make friends with on social networks.

About Andrew Robertson

I'm Andrew, I work as the Social Media & Marketing Assistant at SocialSafe. I've been writing blogs on here for over two years now, so you'll find pieces from me about anything relating to social media and tech, as well as the changing face of personal data. There's also room for the occasional post on some slightly off topics stories... just for the sake of variety!!

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