A humiliated 19-year-old, Chauncey Wilkerson, was arrested after attempting to shoot another male who had catfished him online, pretending to be a female who wanted to go out on a date.
The teen told police he met the man on a dating app called ‘TAGGED” and the profile he was talking to was that of a woman.
When Wilkerson found out that he was talking to a man, he stopped going on the ap. The man then came to Wilkerson’s house to attempt to contact him.
The Daily Mail reports:
Chauncey Wilkerson was arrested on charges of illegal use of a weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm after officers responded to a hit-and-run accident at his home on Monday, reported WBRZ.
The Baton Rouge teen told police he met the driver on a dating app called TAGGED, and said the other man was ‘catfishing him’ by pretending to be a woman.
Authorities responded to the 2800 block of Gore Road to find Wilkerson and his mother having been struck by a vehicle.
Wilkerson told police he met the driver on a dating app called TAGGED, and said the other man was ‘catfishing him’ by pretending to be a woman.
After learning he was communicating with a man, Wilkerson says he stopped communicating with him, only for him to come to his home and try to contact him.
But the 19-year-old said he told the unnamed man several times via the dating app not to come near him.
So when he saw the man parked in his home’s driveway, Wilkerson and his mother both approached the vehicle, reported WBRZ.
Wilkerson had his mother’s 9mm handgun in his pocket in case of emergencies.
As the man backed out of the driveway, it looked like he was going to hit Wilkerson and his mother. That’s when Wilkerson began shooting.
There’s no word if the other man will be facing any charges as well.