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Woman tied to bed, robbed at knifepoint by guest

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 10:03 PM
Last updated Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 2:38 PM
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Police say an Augusta woman was tied to a bed and held at knifepoint while being robbed Saturday afternoon.

The victim, Betty Jean Moss, 64, told Richmond County sheriff’s deputies that she and a friend went to the Wooden Barrel bar at Peach Orchard Road on Friday where she met a man named “Scott,” according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The man, described as being a 5-foot-8 white male in his 50s, told Moss that he was traveling and had no place to stay for the night. Moss then invited him to sleep at her apartment at the Bon Air for the night.

About 2 p.m. Saturday, Moss said the man brandished a knife and tied her hands with a pair of shoe laces, tied her right leg to a bed and stuffed her mouth with panty hose, the report said. Moss told police the man demanded money and said that he had killed women before.

The man stole $40 in cash and nearly $200 worth in jewelry before leaving the apartment. Moss said she struggled for more than 20 mintues to loosen her binds and alerted police by pulling an emergency cord near her bed.

According to the report, deputies viewed surveillance video and saw a man matching the suspects description entering the apartment’s elevator.

The man was last seen wearing blue jeans, a red shirt, a black or blue hat and was holding a red and blue jacket. The report says the suspects has tattoos on his fingers.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/10/13 - 06:02 am
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No jokes from me

No jokes from me because she is a 64 year old. She is lucky. That was a scary incident.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/10/13 - 07:35 am
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Lucky is right

Lucky to be alive....don't try that again.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 11/10/13 - 07:57 am
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Omg what is wrong with

Omg what is wrong with people!!!! I would never pick up some strange guy from a bar who says he is basically homeless then take him back to my home. She is very lucky to be alive and hopefully will stay out of the bars.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/10/13 - 08:33 am
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Looking for love

In all the wrong places...

fishman960
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fishman960 11/10/13 - 08:39 am
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Ignorance?

These sort of news articles should be posted somewhere in establishments like Wooden Barrel and called a public service announcement or something along those lines...
It is sad when good folks get taken advantage of like that, regardless her intentions...

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/10/13 - 09:08 am
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Riverman said it, but it is a Target rich environment.

What is the 1st rule Casual Date Club?
All use Neutral Territory.

BTW:
I too am glad it turned out no one seriously got hurt.

OBTW:
My usual request.
We know they have Video could the AC publish the Photo?
It could be the thing that saves a life in GA or SC.

fishman960
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fishman960 11/10/13 - 09:38 am
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Thumb

Not that I give a rats behind about the thumbs, I see I am the only cat that got one here. What gives?

JRC2024
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JRC2024 11/10/13 - 09:50 am
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Sounds like a good idea to me

Sounds like a good idea to me fish. By the way The Bon Air is nothing but Section 8. Glad she was not hurt.

scooter2762
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scooter2762 11/10/13 - 10:30 am
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Thumbs

I was wondering about that too fisherman960.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 11/10/13 - 02:31 pm
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Ya know what?
Unpublished

I don't think Scott is any damn good.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 11/10/13 - 05:52 pm
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Glad she did not fare worse

but this is a cautionary tale. NEVER do this!!!

Pops
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Pops 11/10/13 - 07:30 pm
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I have seen this before on television

George Costanza picked up a woman and she handcuffed him to the bed and stole his stuff..........I really hate when that happens....

Darby
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Darby 11/11/13 - 12:32 am
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"Not that I give a rats behind about the thumbs,

I see I am the only cat that got one here. What gives?"

If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say that one or more of our liberal trolls probably thinks you have a history of making conservative comments.

That's all it usually takes.

djkillaran
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djkillaran 11/13/13 - 08:47 am
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Strangers at Bars

Don't take strangers at bars home to spend the night!! What is wrong with people!! Let this be a lesson. All she had to do is give him $40 for a motel room and let him go on his way. I don't care how nice the person may be. You don't know them!!! She is very lucky.

daphne3520
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daphne3520 11/13/13 - 01:19 pm
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Just a wonder....How LONGGGGG is this article gonna
Unpublished

be on the Online Edition's Landing Page? Just wondering....

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