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Man ambushed when he goes to meet woman

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 01 2013 12:51:20 PM CDT
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TOBYHANNA TWP., Pa. -

A Monroe County man got an unwelcome surprise early Thursday.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the 45-year-old man was robbed and beaten after he made arrangements to meet a woman he'd met on Craig's List.

He was told to meet the woman at a secluded location at Pinetree Lake in Tobyhanna Twp., and when he arrived at 1 a.m., he was ambushed by two men, police said.

One man beat him repeatedly with a baseball bat. The other was armed with a handgun and used it to pistol whip the victim, police said.

The men stole the victim's wallet, cell phone and $100 in cash, and left him handcuffed when they fled the area.

The victim, from Henryville, staggererd from the scene and after several attempts to get help from different area homes, he was finally helped by one homeowner.

He was taken to Pocono Medical Center where he was admitted for treatment.

There's no word on his condition.

Police are still investigating.