Deputies: Man lured by date, robbed

Flagler County detectives are investigating the Friday night robbery of a Holly Hill man that occurred in a rural area of the western part of the county.

The victim, 34-year-old Shaun Williams, told deputies that a woman he met two weeks prior had picked himĀ up in Daytona Beach Friday night to go on their first date. Williams said the woman had two other men in her car when she picked him up.

The woman told Williams one of the men was her brother and that she had to drop him off at his house, after which she would take Williams to dinner.

The woman drove around for several minutes, eventually ending up on a small side road off West State Road 100 in Bunnell, deputies said. They said the woman then backed the vehicle down a small side road into an
empty cow pasture.

Williams told deputies he got out of the vehicle and was then hit in the face with a hard metal object and fell to the ground. One of the men then told Williams to give him all his money and clothes, deputies said.

Williams asked the man if he was serious. The man then pointed a handgun at him, deputies said.

Williams emptied his pockets, took off all of his clothing, and turned everything over to the man, deputies said. The woman and two men then fled, leaving Williams standing naked on the side of the road.

Deputies found Williams bloodied and naked walking along West State Road 100 near County Road
205 in Bunnell. Williams was taken to Florida Hospital Flagler, where he was treated for several
minor injuries.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to contact their offices at 386-586-4801 or call Crime Stoppers at 888-277- TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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