Police: A woman was reportedly pulled into the Rhode Island river by a man she met on the dating app
PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Police are investigating after a woman reported being driven into a river in Providence, Rhode Island by someone she met through a dating app.
According to a police report obtained by Nexstar’s WPRI, the incident happened Sunday evening at a boat dock along the Seekonk River.
The woman told officers she was dating a man she met three months ago through dating app Plenty of Fish.
The two were in the car at the jetty when the man allegedly got angry at the woman, according to police. The woman claimed he told her, “I’m done with this, you were playing with me.”
Police said the man then accelerated and crashed the car into the water with both inside.
According to the police report, the woman quickly opened the passenger door and swam to shore. She then ran down the street and found a local resident who called the police.
Police said the woman wasn’t sure if the man got out of the car because her main focus was getting to safety.
The woman did not appear to be seriously injured but was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for an evaluation.
The man was nowhere to be found, according to police, although officers noticed some wet footprints moving away from the jetty.
The woman described the man as black with short hair and a beard. She said he was wearing a black hoodie, dark blue jeans and white sneakers. The police could not say whether she is looking for the man.
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