Man Stabbed After Answering Online Ad for Sex With Another Man

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    Nov 24, 2014 2:36 AM GMT
    "A 19-year-old Kansas man was arrested by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida after allegedly stabbing a man who answered a Craigslist ad for a tryst.

    According to the police, Brandon Hinck, 19, posted a shirtless photo of himself on Craigslist seeking a sexual encounter. Dave Sero, 46, was vacationing in South Florida from Washington and answered the ad and the two agreed to meet at a gas station in Boca Raton.

    The two had lunch and then went to a hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, the BSO said. They went to the suspect’s room and agreed to have sex. At some point, while the victim was nude on the bed, Hinck started stabbing him...

    ...Sero was taken to Broward Health North suffering from multiple stab wounds. BSO said Hinck is believed to have arrived in South Florida a few weeks ago and stayed briefly in a halfway home and at a local rehab."


    Hookups with strangers can be dangerous. Perhaps even more so in resort areas like South Florida. I read of more of these incidents here than I have in other places I've lived.

    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Man-Stabbed-After-Answering-Online-Ad-for-Sex-283288351.html?_osource=outbrain_recirc=obinsite
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    Nov 24, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    I love how the eye color on his profile is "ocean blue" icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 24, 2014 5:12 AM GMT
    pazzy saiddude looks crazy.

    Well, that's his booking mug shot. I can imagine he may have looked more friendly, like his Craigslist photo, when he met the victim. Sometimes you can no more look at a guy and tell if he's a psycho than you can tell if he has HIV.
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    Nov 24, 2014 5:16 AM GMT
    That's sad on a lot of levels. I feel sorry for both of them; the tourist who who's probably still traumatized and the poor kid who obviously has serious mental health issues. I'd like to think the system will get him help but I'm guessing psych help is out of the question where he's headed.
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    Nov 24, 2014 5:45 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidThat's sad on a lot of levels. I feel sorry for both of them; the tourist who who's probably still traumatized and the poor kid who obviously has serious mental health issues. I'd like to think the system will get him help but I'm guessing psych help is out of the question where he's headed.


    Knowing my hometown of fort Lauderdale I wouldn't be surprised if this was drug addicted prostitute stabbing a John. Florida has a reputation for being a place where its easy to get prescription drugs. While I don't live there anymore, I've noticed the trend of prostitutes using hookup apps and Craigslist rising.
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    Nov 24, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    Sitting in a hotel room a couple years back I saw a reality cop show ( Am. Most Wanted? rerun?) that was staged in Florida and focused on assaults from online hook up sites. Narrator/host/police detective interviewees indicated the hook sites (Man Hunt was the obvious site) (blue screen, etc.) played a large role and was a very common thread involved in assaults on and murders of gay men.
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    Nov 24, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
    The old guy was a predator too. Did he really think any sane 19 year old would want to sleep with a 45 year old man he's known for 5 mins?
    The whole situation was insane. That 45 year old should find a boyfriend and settle down. Hopefully he will get a clue from this. I hope the 19 year old gets help obviously hes staying in these half way homes because of trouble with his family.

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    Nov 24, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
    canadian_stud saidThe old guy was a predator too. Did he really think any sane 19 year old would want to sleep with a 45 year old man he's known for 5 mins?
    The whole situation was insane. That 45 year old should find a boyfriend and settle down. Hopefully he will get a clue from this. I hope the 19 year old gets help obviously hes staying in these half way homes because of trouble with his family.

    The older guy may have been a creeper, not sure about being a predator. Because the 19-year-old appears to have initiated it. Some guys genuinely like older. And young guys also do this for money all the time. No doubt you've heard of male prostitution, hustlers and rent boys. It's how some homeless young GLBT survive on the streets.

    I dunno what happened in that room. If the victim survives he may say, as well as the attacker. Perhaps a fight over money, the older guy refusing to pay afterwards.
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    Nov 24, 2014 11:19 PM GMT
    canadian_stud saidThe old guy was a predator too. Did he really think any sane 19 year old would want to sleep with a 45 year old man he's known for 5 mins?
    The whole situation was insane. That 45 year old should find a boyfriend and settle down. Hopefully he will get a clue from this. I hope the 19 year old gets help obviously hes staying in these half way homes because of trouble with his family.




    Ummm......I was VERY attracted to 40-something men when I was that age. And surely you get hit on by 19 year olds all the time, right? I know I do.
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    Nov 25, 2014 1:16 AM GMT
    canadian_stud saidThe old guy was a predator too. Did he really think any sane 19 year old would want to sleep with a 45 year old man he's known for 5 mins?
    The whole situation was insane. That 45 year old should find a boyfriend and settle down. Hopefully he will get a clue from this. I hope the 19 year old gets help obviously hes staying in these half way homes because of trouble with his family.

    This is the dumbest response I've ever seen. If he didn't want to meet with a 46 year old, he could have ignored the reply. Additionally, I personally have had more 19-25 year olds want to jump into the sack with me than 30 and 40s combined, all after I was 50! So it's NOT very uncommon.

    Regardless of the age of either, the idea of someone stabbing someone else for no apparent reason (other than them being a wack job and I'm talking the 19 year old, not the 46 year old) is crazy let alone criminal!

    Your comment is just as crazy too.
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    Nov 25, 2014 1:43 AM GMT
    pazzy saiddude looks crazy.



    Well what do you expect, he is from Kansas... oh wait. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 25, 2014 2:10 AM GMT
    Bottom line, if you stay fit well into middle age, you are going to get hit on my a lot of younger dudes....many more of them available too. I still don't get it but don't really mind either. Wish there were more guys my age that were available really...but I'll take what I can get.
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    Nov 25, 2014 3:17 AM GMT
    FloridaCarFan saidBottom line, if you stay fit well into middle age, you are going to get hit on my a lot of younger dudes....many more of them available too. I still don't get it but don't really mind either. Wish there were more guys my age that were available really...but I'll take what I can get.


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    Nov 25, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    FloridaCarFan saidBottom line, if you stay fit well into middle age, you are going to get hit on my a lot of younger dudes....many more of them available too. I still don't get it but don't really mind either. Wish there were more guys my age that were available really...but I'll take what I can get.


    ^^^ This ^^^

    I've reached very advanced middle age and I still get messages from younger guys, one of which was from an 18 year old guy. Although I see it as unwise for a 46 year old man to have sex with a 19 year old, he was doing nothing illegal and he did take the precaution of meeting first in public.
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    Nov 25, 2014 4:18 AM GMT
    ^^ Oops, there goes Craigslist Encounter Ad, didn't they shut it down a while back? Urg, tragic !!!
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    Nov 25, 2014 4:34 AM GMT
    canadian_stud saidThe old guy was a predator too. Did he really think any sane 19 year old would want to sleep with a 45 year old man he's known for 5 mins?.."



    Pfft. I've been hit on by a surprising number of guys 30 years younger than me who don't know me, most recently yesterday (!!). It continues to surprise me but I suspect there are multiple reasons why these guys buck the trend and seek out much more mature guys. I knew women like that when I was much younger too.

    One of the most surprising things I learned from this site is that there is a huge array of "looks" that people find attractive.
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    Nov 25, 2014 4:43 AM GMT
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    canadian_stud saidThe old guy was a predator too. Did he really think any sane 19 year old would want to sleep with a 45 year old man he's known for 5 mins?.."



    Pfft. I've been hit on by a surprising number of guys 30 years younger than me who don't know me, most recently yesterday (!!). It continues to surprise me but I suspect there are multiple reasons why these guys buck the trend and seek out much more mature guys. I knew women like that when I was much younger too.

    One of the most surprising things I learned from this site is that there is a huge array of "looks" that people find attractive.


    But anyone would hit on you YV, you're a hot silverfox. icon_redface.gif
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    Nov 25, 2014 4:50 AM GMT
    Lol. You haven't seen me in real life, but thanks anyways.
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    Nov 25, 2014 5:24 AM GMT
    We need a meetup then. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 25, 2014 9:05 AM GMT
    Sorry Floridians but I really like this Twitter account about your state: https://twitter.com/_floridaman

    Oh course the stabber in this story was from Kansas but he still went to Florida to get stabbing.
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    Nov 25, 2014 9:52 AM GMT
    canadian_stud saidThe old guy was a predator too. Did he really think any sane 19 year old would want to sleep with a 45 year old man he's known for 5 mins?
    The whole situation was insane. That 45 year old should find a boyfriend and settle down. Hopefully he will get a clue from this. I hope the 19 year old gets help obviously hes staying in these half way homes because of trouble with his family.



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    Nov 25, 2014 4:04 PM GMT
    What the hell was a 19 year old kid from Kansas doing in S. Florida with an ad on Craigslist?

    Sounds pretty disturbing.
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    Nov 25, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWhat the hell was a 19 year old kid from Kansas doing in S. Florida with an ad on Craigslist?

    Sounds pretty disturbing.



    My guess is he was looking to stab someone but didn't want to do it in his home town. Or maybe he was truly looking for sex but stabbed the guy because of gay shame.
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    Nov 25, 2014 4:35 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWhat the hell was a 19 year old kid from Kansas doing in S. Florida with an ad on Craigslist?

    Sounds pretty disturbing.

    Actually we get young kids coming to South Florida all the time, from all over the country, some not as old as 19. Our weather draws them, since you can live outdoors most of the year with light clothing. And if you wanna hustle the streets to survive, this is a big tourist destination, with thousands of people away from home on vacation with cash in their pockets and some looking for action.

    Some but not all are gay. The gay ones are more likely to have been rejected by their families and communities, especially from Red States. Drug involvement may have also played a part, or soon will when the kids arrive down here.

    It's not clear to me who was answering whose Craigslist ad. Initial reports are often erroneous. It could have been either one of them who initiated the hook-up. If the police do a thorough investigation and locate the computers used they may be able to determine the sequence of events.

    If the kid was destitute I wonder how he was surfing the web. We do have public access computers, like right in our own Pride Center in Wilton Manors. But many have content filters. Plus I note the kid had a Craigslist page with pic, but maybe he created that back in Kansas, and just updated the text here.

    I can think of too many scenarios to be convinced which of the two initiated this encounter. Nor what happened in that room. Maybe the older guy attacked the younger, who then defended himself. Perhaps the kid wasn't gay at all, just desperate for some money, willing to do anything. We have cases like that here all the time.

    But in any case, the basic lesson for us on RJ remains the same: random online hookups can be very risky.
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    Nov 25, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    canadian_stud saidThe old guy was a predator too. Did he really think any sane 19 year old would want to sleep with a 45 year old man he's known for 5 mins?
    The whole situation was insane. That 45 year old should find a boyfriend and settle down. Hopefully he will get a clue from this. I hope the 19 year old gets help obviously hes staying in these half way homes because of trouble with his family.

    Help ??? Most likely the 18 year old was an ordinary lowlife who intended to rob the guy. He will probably get 20 years to life. A death sentence would be appropriate for attempted murder, but unfortunately, that's not the law.