A Northern California man has been charged with multiple felonies as prosecutors say he posed as a woman on dating apps to lure men to a meeting place and then rob and carjack them.
Hakeem Doeparker, 20, pleaded not guilty not guilty on Tuesday to the charges against him by Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
Doeparker allegedly used female profiles on apps such as Skout and MeetMe! to arrange meetings with his male victims. After directing his victims to go to a particular address on Tehachapi Court in Antioch, which is about 45 miles (72 km) northwest of San Francisco, Doeparker would approach them from behind, point a gun (often with a green laser) at the victim, and threaten to shoot or kill them if they did not hand over either money or their car keys.
The current charges stem from four known incidents that happened in June with four men, who all escaped unharmed. According to the report, Doeparker succeeded in taking money and two cars. The cars were later recovered by Antioch police officers near his residence.
Investigation is ongoing as prosecutors believe there could be many other victims.