Desmond Clements, 28, from Atlanta, who reportedly already has an extensive criminal background, asked the other man, whom he met via gay dating app, to meet him at his house. When the man arrived at his house (as there was an option of finding a location in the app), Clements started to demand money from him, and he said he had no money, Clements drove the man to an ATM where he demanded he withdraw the required amount of money, and said he would keep damaging his car until he was done. When the man went to the ATM, he told a witness that he was being robbed. They called the police and the man was arrested. As he was identified, it was discovered that he used to have criminal records in other USA states. Clements is now in a Nashville jail on an $11,500 bond.
This is not the first time a gay dating app has been used to commit a crime. In 2016, Stephen Port, from London, was found guilty of murdering three men that he had met through different accounts.