A MAN who allegedly beat his Hinge date in Atlanta “because he thought she wasn’t worth what the date cost” has been arrested in New York.
Benjamin Fancher, 31, was arrested on Tuesday morning at approximately 8am in Kent, New York, for the alleged attack on Brittany Correri.
Atlanta Police had identified Fancher prior to him getting arrested by New York officers on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, and aggravated assault, according to 11Alive.
The charges stemmed from warrants which were issued in Georgia.
Fancher allegedly beat Correri, a resident of Georgia, while the pair were on their first date.
Correri told 11Alive over the weekend: “He started beating me in my head, punching me everywhere – my forehead, my temples, my cheeks, jaws, throat, arms, my back.
“He was just telling me that the date cost too much that I’m not worth that.”
A few days after the alleged attack, Correri shared a picture of her beaten face to Instagram and detailed the horrific November 11 incident.
Correri explained how the suspect – who started “beating/punching” her “without warning at the end of the date – was her “first online date” from the Hinge app.
She claimed things were “normal” before she was “beaten and held against her will” for about an hour.
According to Correri’s attorney, Michael Sterling, a woman who read his client’s horror story on the internet notified local police prior to going on a date with Fancher.
Following Fancher’s arrest, Correri used social media to thank everyone for their help.
“We found him because somebody recognized him from social media!! I am overwhelmed.
“Please continue to share my story in hope of saving other potential victims and bringing awareness to online dating and the reforms that need to take place on all dating apps including @hinge to protect its users against predators with a criminal record of assaulting women!”
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The day after Fancher’s arrest, Atlanta Police Officer Steve Avery Fancher said his extradition has been waived, the news outlet reported.
Fancher is set to return to Atlanta in one week, on November 25.