Police: Rock Hill teen picks up stranger, held at gunpoint

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comOctober 9, 2013 

— A teenage girl told police a man she mistook for a friend put a gun to her neck and punched her in the stomach after he forced her to drive him to a Rock Hill home Tuesday night.

Police met with the girl, 17, at Piedmont Medical Center at about 9:15 p.m. after a friend convinced her to call authorities, according to a Rock Hill police report. The girl told officers that at about 7:40 p.m., a friend called her saying he needed a ride. He told her he was outside of South Pointe High School.

The girl went to the school and saw a man standing on the side of the road who she thought was her friend, the report states. She stopped to give the man the ride but realized it was a stranger when he got into the car.

She kept driving, the report states, as the man asked her to drop him off in the 500 block of Frank Street, off East Heckle Boulevard. Once she stopped, the man got out the car, pulled out a “double-barrel shotgun” and ordered her to “give me everything you got.”

The girl told the gunman she didn’t have anything, but he still put the gun to her neck and punched her in the stomach, police reported. She was unable to see the man’s face and could not give police a more-detailed description of the gun.

She told police she did not plan to call them, but changed her mind after a friend convinced her otherwise, the report states.

The girl described the gunman as a black man 6 feet and 250 pounds. He wore a dark hoodie and black Adidas sweat pants. Police are still investigating.

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