Crime

Tega Cay man robbed at gunpoint after ordering stripper online

He ordered a stripper, but a Tega Cay man didn’t account for any other visitors.

The man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning, shortly after a stripper he ordered from a website showed up at his home on Catamaran Drive, according to Maj. David Nelson, spokesman for the Tega Cay Police Department.

Nelson said that around 3 a.m. Friday, the man told police that he ordered a female stripper to come to his house by using the website Backpage.com.

The stripper arrived around two or three hours later, the man told police, and was in the home for about 15 minutes before an unknown male armed with a gun broke into the back door of the residence.

The victim told police that he was held at gunpoint and told to hide his face, Nelson said. The victim said he heard the man rummaging around, and when he looked up, both the stripper and the man had left.

Nelson said the case is open and pending, and is being investigated as a home invasion and armed robbery.

David Thackham: 803-329-4066, @dthackham

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