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(WFTV Orlando)   It takes a special kind of man to fake being an Instagram celebrity in order to convince an underage girl to take an $800 Uber ride from Texas to Florida in order to have sex, and that kind of man is Florida Man   (wftv.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Child sexual abuse, Abuse, 25-year-old Richard Brown, Rape, Child abuse, Victim, Felony, Apopka police  
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3878 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Mar 2019 at 3:34 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-25 12:58:35 PM  
If someone was saying they were an "Instagram celebrity," but he actually wasn't, wouldn't it be a relatively simple matter to determine the truth? I mean, like, by simply looking for his existence on Instagram? I don't understand how this scam works.
 
2019-03-25 01:52:52 PM  
It takes a special kind of shiathead Uber driver to ignore the signs of human trafficking in order to collect that $800.
 
2019-03-25 03:37:18 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If someone was saying they were an "Instagram celebrity," but he actually wasn't, wouldn't it be a relatively simple matter to determine the truth? I mean, like, by simply looking for his existence on Instagram? I don't understand how this scam works.


What's the number of followers one would need to be a legitimate Instagram celebrity. My dog has a couple thousand, but those are mostly other dogs.
 
2019-03-25 03:38:34 PM  
He invited her to a popka? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
 
2019-03-25 03:38:45 PM  
Weapons grade desperation. Kind of surprised this fool hasn't been snagged by a cop scam.
 
2019-03-25 03:40:51 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If someone was saying they were an "Instagram celebrity," but he actually wasn't, wouldn't it be a relatively simple matter to determine the truth? I mean, like, by simply looking for his existence on Instagram? I don't understand how this scam works.


I assume he went with the "I'm this celebrity that actually does exist" approach, and that she lacked the ability or foresight to determine if the dude that was tricking her was really said person.

The Instagram version of me telling you that I'm Kim Kardashian. If you look her up, she does in fact exist... but failing to confirm that we are the same person is where the error is made.

All speculation.
 
2019-03-25 03:43:45 PM  
Should have gone with Lyft.
 
2019-03-25 03:43:49 PM  
I'm really surprised they found an uber driver willing to make that trip.
 
2019-03-25 03:44:13 PM  
You kinda have to admire the guy.
 
2019-03-25 03:44:20 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: It takes a special kind of shiathead Uber driver to ignore the signs of human trafficking in order to collect that $800.


I'd wager that a good portion of long Uber trips are just teenagers trying to run away from home, as was the case here.
 
2019-03-25 03:44:34 PM  
He paid, she came. What's the problem?
 
2019-03-25 03:45:02 PM  
Also doesn't Uber have a responsibility to make sure that they are not transporting a minor across state lines without confirming with the parents if it is okay?
 
2019-03-25 03:45:16 PM  
I'll be honest, my reaction to reading the first lines of the article was "great, another consensual 'rape' case".  Nope, this is straight up rape and kidnapping, and I hope this dude goes away for a while.
 
2019-03-25 03:45:49 PM  

winedrinkingman: I'm really surprised they found an uber driver willing to make that trip.


50/50 odds that the driver was somehow in on the thing.
 
2019-03-25 03:46:26 PM  

Comic Book Guy: I'll be honest, my reaction to reading the first lines of the article was "great, another consensual 'rape' case".  Nope, this is straight up rape and kidnapping, and I hope this dude goes away for a while.


Yah.  This one got worse as it went.
 
2019-03-25 03:46:43 PM  
Hey, that's not the wallet inspector!
 
2019-03-25 03:47:01 PM  
"Police would locate her near Ustler and Wekiwa Preserve Drive, but said she wasn't able to point out which home belonged to the victim or what his name was on social media."

How and why did a 17 year old girl who had just escaped florida man's rape den purchase a house and then proceed to lose the damn thing?
 
2019-03-25 03:47:51 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: It takes a special kind of shiathead Uber driver to ignore the signs of human trafficking in order to collect that $800.



Meh...I've only taken 2 Ubers in my life but I can tell you that I would not be discussing my detailed plans with some driver who wanted to play investigator. He doesn't know who was there to receive the girl and we don't know what the driver was told, if anything. People lie.
 
2019-03-25 03:49:57 PM  
Whereas when I tell women that I'm a Fark celebrity, they make up some excuse about washing their hair.
 
2019-03-25 03:50:06 PM  

Xetal: Pocket Ninja: If someone was saying they were an "Instagram celebrity," but he actually wasn't, wouldn't it be a relatively simple matter to determine the truth? I mean, like, by simply looking for his existence on Instagram? I don't understand how this scam works.

I assume he went with the "I'm this celebrity that actually does exist" approach, and that she lacked the ability or foresight to determine if the dude that was tricking her was really said person.

The Instagram version of me telling you that I'm Kim Kardashian. If you look her up, she does in fact exist... but failing to confirm that we are the same person is where the error is made.

All speculation.


Kim - I loved you in that one movie you did.
 
2019-03-25 03:50:45 PM  
$800 won't even get you out of Manhattan.
 
2019-03-25 03:51:26 PM  

cwheelie: He paid, she came. What's the problem?


According to the article, it was kind of the other way around.
 
2019-03-25 04:03:15 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Whereas when I tell women that I'm a Fark celebrity, they make up some excuse about washing their hair.


That's not that bad, I usually get "Oh god, what a f#cking loser" or "I'm calling the police"
 
2019-03-25 04:06:02 PM  
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2019-03-25 04:06:40 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Whereas when I tell women that I'm a Fark celebrity, they make up some excuse about washing their hair.


Because nobody wants dirty hair in their teeth?
 
2019-03-25 04:08:42 PM  

Ima4nic8or: You kinda have to admire the guy.


I just see scumbag.
 
2019-03-25 04:08:50 PM  
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Rapmaster2000: Whereas when I tell women that I'm a Fark celebrity, they make up some excuse about washing their hair.

That's not that bad, I usually get "Oh god, what a f#cking loser" or "I'm calling the police"


And then you get the spice.
 
2019-03-25 04:13:16 PM  

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The lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie has really let himself go.
 
2019-03-25 04:14:13 PM  
What's 17+800?
 
2019-03-25 04:19:41 PM  
So Uber pays about 44 cents/mile for long distance runs?

The IRS mileage rate is 58 cents/mile, so they basically lost 14 cents/mile but made it up with volume?
 
2019-03-25 04:21:10 PM  

LarryDan43: Pocket Ninja: If someone was saying they were an "Instagram celebrity," but he actually wasn't, wouldn't it be a relatively simple matter to determine the truth? I mean, like, by simply looking for his existence on Instagram? I don't understand how this scam works.

What's the number of followers one would need to be a legitimate Instagram celebrity. My dog has a couple thousand, but those are mostly other dogs.


Half of them are probably biatches
 
2019-03-25 04:28:30 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: SecretAgentWoman: It takes a special kind of shiathead Uber driver to ignore the signs of human trafficking in order to collect that $800.


Meh...I've only taken 2 Ubers in my life but I can tell you that I would not be discussing my detailed plans with some driver who wanted to play investigator. He doesn't know who was there to receive the girl and we don't know what the driver was told, if anything. People lie.


Still, as a driver, you should question why you are transporting an underage kid such a long distance w/o her parents.
 
2019-03-25 04:31:08 PM  
I now have another Florida Man story for my birthday today.
 
2019-03-25 04:31:13 PM  

imaconnect4guy: cwheelie: He paid, she came. What's the problem?

According to the article, it was kind of the other way around.


He paid, she came, he wanted, she didn't want, he forced, she faked it, he slept, she ran
 
2019-03-25 04:32:10 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Whereas when I tell women that I'm a Fark celebrity, they make up some excuse about washing their hair.


Must be you then, because it's a panty dropper for me!
 
2019-03-25 04:32:15 PM  

MOPAR BLUE: I now have another Florida Man story for my birthday today.


The day she is still young. HB!
 
2019-03-25 04:37:37 PM  

uncleacid: $800 won't even get you out of Manhattan.


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2019-03-25 04:46:15 PM  

Ima4nic8or: You kinda have to admire the guy.


I mean, besides the rapes.
 
2019-03-25 04:51:55 PM  

winedrinkingman: Also doesn't Uber have a responsibility to make sure that they are not transporting a minor across state lines without confirming with the parents if it is okay?


I hope not. That sort of "parental rights" framework is much more likely to be used by abusive parents against young people than to protect young people from trafficking.

If you want Uber to protect people from trafficking let's protect people of all ages, because people of all ages are affected. Giving extra rights to parents doesn't make it better just like giving extra rights to husbands wouldn't make it better. Hell, many young people subject to trafficking are sent by their guardians, a situation that can only occur in the first place because those people have too much power over another human.
 
2019-03-25 04:57:01 PM  

ShowStop: question why you are transporting an underage kid such a long distance w/o her parents.


The most likely answer to that question -- and probably true in this case as well -- is that the parents suck and this ride is something the young person hopes will be a way out of an already shiatty situation.
 
2019-03-25 05:05:15 PM  
Who knew: Uber + Spring Breaker + Florida = insta~Party!!!  Did he/ she post all the selfies?
 
2019-03-25 05:23:58 PM  

profplump: ShowStop: question why you are transporting an underage kid such a long distance w/o her parents.

The most likely answer to that question -- and probably true in this case as well -- is that the parents suck and this ride is something the young person hopes will be a way out of an already shiatty situation.


I'm wondering what the uber driver was thinking.  I imagine the guy probably put up a halfway convincing story to the Uber driver that she is his cousin or niece, and probably told the girl to go along with whatever cover story.  There would have to be a cover story as I would assume for a long drive like that the Uber driver would probably ask what's her story - if for nothing else but to kill time on the drive.

I guess the next question is how far the uber driver checks into this story.  Not much I guess.
 
2019-03-25 05:41:14 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I guess the next question is how far the uber drivers checks into this story.


She ended the first ride in LA, then got another Uber to finish the trip.   Both drivers took her across state lines.

Still...  Either she had one hell of a cover story, or the drivers just didn't give a shiat.
 
2019-03-25 05:51:01 PM  

kbronsito: He invited her to a popka? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?


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2019-03-25 06:03:25 PM  
How did he find a young girl among all the cops online. And some of them are working.
 
2019-03-25 06:10:17 PM  
Few things i don't get.

Uber won't let me take my own kid with me in the car.  How did she get to ride alone?

No such thing as a legit instagram celebrity.
 
2019-03-25 06:54:07 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If someone was saying they were an "Instagram celebrity," but he actually wasn't, wouldn't it be a relatively simple matter to determine the truth? I mean, like, by simply looking for his existence on Instagram? I don't understand how this scam works.


REALLY, REALLY dumb kid who's very desparate to get the hell out of Dodge. Or San Antonio as the case may be.
 
2019-03-25 07:25:34 PM  
Old & Busted: Human Trafficking
New & Hot: Stupid Trafficking
 
2019-03-25 07:52:15 PM  
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2019-03-25 08:27:50 PM  

MagSeven: Ima4nic8or: You kinda have to admire the guy.

I mean, besides the rapes.


Yeah. I guess I didn't read the article closely. I thought it was just a statutory "rape".
 
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