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Dallas Man's Chat-Line Hookup Derailed When Would-Be Lover Turns Out to Be Armed Robber

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It was around 4 a.m. on Wednesday that Chauncey Taylor, a 35-year-old Dallas man, began chatting with an individual on Quest Chat, a phone-chat line that bills itself as a place to "meet sexy local singles." The paramour's gender isn't specified by the police report filed that morning, but Quest Chat is heavily marketed toward heterosexual men, so we'll assume it was a woman.

The woman showed up at Taylor's South Dallas home around 5:45 a.m., just as they had agreed on the phone, but things quickly got weird, according to police. The woman was accompanied by two other individuals, all of whom walked into the house and sat down. After what must have been a few awkward moments, her two companions, one of whom was in a wheelchair, went outside to get some privacy.

Before anything could happen, however, the able-bodied companion returned with a black handgun and ordered Taylor to lay face down on the floor. He remained there at gunpoint while the three suspects searched the home, stealing a stereo, DVD player, cell phone, debit cards, and a $200 Levi's jacket.

Then they left. Police have not yet identified the suspects.

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