Folks, just last week we were cracking wise about a new background check feature on a social media hookup app:
I gotta say, this week it ain't so funny anymore:
Late one night last month, a 24-year-old man headed to a Bronx apartment — believing he was about to hook up with a pretty brunette he'd met on Instagram.
It turned out to be a honeytrap that nearly cost him his life.
The woman he'd been chatting to was actually part of a group of sadists — who spent hours torturing the kidnapped man, even stabbing him while demanding $100,000 in ransom on a FaceTime call to his horrified brother, Manhattan prosecutors allege.
Normally right about now we'd make an "Only in New York" gag. We have the gif and everything.
But this story is actually kinda too horrifying to joke about:
Three men barged into the apartment, with one of them pistol-whipping the victim, the court document said.
Rosario and the accomplices then allegedly stripped the victim, "placed him in a bathtub, poured flammable substances on him, and burned him with a flame" all over his body, the charging document states.
What could have possibility motivated these twisted psychopaths to do such a thing?
Sources said the sickos allegedly lured the victim to the apartment because they were driven by the money he flashed on his Instagram account.
Lock these hideous creeps up for a long time. Then also get off social media. Seriously do it. And stop hooking up with strangers.
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