A Houston, Texas man was shot and left for dead last week after meeting up with a woman he met online.
Philman Hartman started talking with 18-year-old Brittany Shalynn Davis on a dating app associated with a popular free dating site and met up with her a few days later at her apartment building on June 29th.
But when he got there, he became the unwitting victim of an armed robbery allegedly hatched by the teen and two male friends.
When the two men couldn’t find any cash on Hartman, they shot him in the chest and ran off believing he was dead. But Hartman survived to see Davis arrested and now he’s telling his tale as a warning to others looking for love online.
Hartman tells KTRK that he met Davis on the dating app Plenty of Fish, which he says he has used to meet people before. He says he talked with Davis for about three days before she invited him over to her apartment complex to meet in person. Hartman says they were hanging out at the bottom of a stairwell when she answered a phone call and then said she needed to go get something out of her house.
As she was walking away, two men walked up and one of them was holding a gun. The two men then proceeded to harass Hartman for money. But when they couldn’t find anything, they yelled at Davis, criticizing her for bringing them a man who had no money.
When the two men told him to get to his car, Hartman refused. That’s when one of the men asked, “Well, are you trying to die today?” before shooting him in the chest. The other then said, “He’s dead” before the two fled.