Snapchat ‘setup’ leads to home invasion, sexual assault


An Atlanta man was sexually assaulted after what he called a "setup" via a social media application, according to a police report obtained Wednesday.

"The victim stated that he was talking to a female by the name of Jasmine on Snapchat," police wrote in the report. He told police he knew Jasmine from a party, but police weren’t sure how she knew what street the man lived on.

Jasmine showed up with another woman and asked if her friend could use the restroom. The man let the two women inside and went upstairs to get his phone. Then two men entered through the front door with guns.

>> Read more trending stories

A man described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall with a stocky build had a shotgun, while the second man had a handgun.

"The victim stated that the subject with the shotgun pointed the weapon at him, struck the victim in the face and forced the victim upstairs into his room," police wrote in the report.

After sexually assaulting the man and threatening him, the suspect with a shotgun asked about money as the man with the handgun ransacked the house, according to the report. The victim said there was money in a car in the garage and in a car parked at the curb. The suspect took the keys to the cars and the victim tried to get out of the house.

When the suspect with a shotgun caught the resident at the back door, he hit him with the shotgun and choked him, the report said.

One of the suspects yelled, "The cops are outside," and everyone ran out of the house. That’s when the victim grabbed his gun, a Glock, and ran outside.

He saw the suspects talking to each other and one man pointed a shotgun and pulled the trigger. It malfunctioned, and the resident fired two rounds at them. Officers found several rounds in the grass between the victim’s house and his neighbor’s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Crime

Northern Michigan University offers marijuana studies degree
Northern Michigan University offers marijuana studies degree

A new program at Northern Michigan University gives students a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the business and science of marijuana. >> Read more trending news  The four-year degree program, formally called Medical Plant Chemistry, is in its inception this semester. About a dozen students are currently enrolled in the program...
Former Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license accused of asking student to touch his genitals
Former Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license accused of asking student to touch his genitals

A former Florida Gators quarterback did not contest allegations that he asked an underage student to touch him inappropriately. Edgewater High School football coach and art recovery teacher Chris Leak, who played quarterback at the University of Florida just before Tim Tebow, voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate amid...
3 haunted houses you may not know about — but should
3 haunted houses you may not know about — but should

It’s no secret that Southwest Ohio is full of haunted house enthusiasts, and many haunted attractions have sprung up to cater to them. But what do you do if you’ve already been through King’s Island and Land of Illusion several times, and there are still two weeks until Oct. 31? See below for a quick list of haunted attractions that...
Grocery wars: Area stores fighting for our loyalty
Grocery wars: Area stores fighting for our loyalty

German grocery chain Lidl is making its way to Ohio — upping the competition for grocery retailers that are already feeling the impacts of the changing industry and consumer habits. Lidl’s expansion is yet another heating up the competition after online retailer Amazon bought Whole Foods earlier this year. Major grocers — including...
Badin grad now Las Vegas trauma surgeon recalls night of mass shooting
Badin grad now Las Vegas trauma surgeon recalls night of mass shooting

Dr. Stephanie Streit, tired after a late-night of cooking and cleaning, was ready for bed. But first she checked her Twitter feed. She read preliminary reports that “something very bad” was happening on the Las Vegas strip on the night of Oct. 1. Something didn’t feel right, she recalled, and sensed the early reports were “the...
More Stories