A woman in Colorado has been arrested and charged with several crimes after being accused of assaulting and threatening to kill her Tinder date. Lauren Marie Dooley, 22, allegedly used duct tape to bind the victim's limbs, choked and stabbed him, and threatened to kill him if he made any noise when their DoorDash order arrived. This information was obtained from records by Law & Crime.
1. Lauren Marie Dooley Is Facing Serious Felony Charges
Lauren Marie Dooley, 22, was arrested last week and charged with several crimes, including one felony count each of second-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault, and menacing, as well as a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment.
2. Police Were Called To A Property On The Evening Of September 28
According to a probable cause affidavit, at around 5:43 p.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department received a call about an unknown incident. Officers were dispatched to a house on E. Cache La Poudre Street to investigate.
3. Somehow, The Victim Managed To Call For Help
The emergency dispatcher who answered the call reported that the male caller kept the line open while they could hear a woman, later identified as Lauren Marie Dooley, in the background. The victim reportedly said he was "bleeding all over the bed" and could be heard saying "because you cut me" and "you're going to kill me" to someone.
4. Police Were Able To Get The Victim Out Of The Situation Safely
According to the affidavit, when officers arrived at the scene, they were informed by residents that there was a naked male in the parking lot who needed help. Upon investigation, officers found the victim naked and bleeding from a laceration on his left arm, and he was reportedly backing away from the suspect, Lauren Marie Dooley, who had blood on her arms and hands. The victim claimed that Dooley had tied him up and cut him. Dooley refused to speak and immediately invoked her Miranda rights, remaining silent as she was arrested.
5. The Victim Later Told Police The Pair Had Met On Tinder And Agreed To Meet At Her Apartment
After the victim arrived at Dooley's residence, the two chatted for a bit before Dooley performed oral sex on him. Dooley then suggested using duct tape on his wrists and ankles, which the victim consented to. However, things took a turn when Dooley produced a kitchen knife and demanded that the victim go into her bedroom. The victim no longer consented to staying at the residence, but Dooley forced him into bed and used the knife to cut his shoulder and choked him for about 20 seconds before repeating the process with a belt.
6. The Victim Truly Believed Dooley Was Going To Kill Him
The victim stated that Dooley became upset when he was getting blood on her bed, so she made him get into the bathtub. She then ordered food from DoorDash and threatened to kill him if he screamed when the delivery person brought the food. After eating, Dooley got into bed with the victim and went to sleep. The victim claimed that he used the knife, which was still in the bed, to cut his restraints and call the police.