Man beaten, robbed while trying to link up with St. Paul woman he met on 1-800-Singles

Categories: Crime, St. Paul
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Clockwise from top, Tommie Green, Colleen Cloud, Cloud's apartment building, Marcus Green, Anthony Thomas, and Devonte Carter.
Don't have a date tonight? As the following story illustrates, it could be worse.

A 34-year-old man was beaten bloody Monday while trying to meet up with a St. Paul woman he met on something called 1-800-Singles.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim called police to report he was waiting outside at 1501 West Seventh Street to meet up with "Staci"  when he was approached by roughly half a dozen males, three of them wearing face masks.

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One had a gun and told the victim to "Give me everything you got!" The victim said he had nothing, at which point he was pistol-whipped and stomped, and the suspects made off on foot with his Samsung phone.

Officers were able to trace Staci's phone number to a Colleen Cloud living in a neighboring property at 1511 West Seventh Street. They entered the property and found four men inside -- 28-year-old Anthony Thomas, 22-year-old Devonte Carter, 27-year-old Tommie Green, and his brother, 21-year-old Marcus Green -- along with a gun and the victim's phone. Two of the suspects were hiding
suspiciously under a pile of clothes when officers arrived.

Thomas and Marcus Green were then taken outside by cops. The complaint details what happened next:
Thomas and Marcus Green were placed in Officer Sweeny's squad car. They seemed to be unaware that there was a camera and microphones picking up their conversation. Sweeny was able to hear the following phrases, "The pistol's in there, I'm on probation;" "She's going to snitch on everything bro;" "We should have left n****, what's our story bro?"
Cloud later told authorities that the four men -- including her boyfriend, Thomas -- showed up at her apartment and asked her to do a "dating call." They told her to tell prospective dates they'd have to "pay to play," with the plan being for the men to head outside when her date arrived to "scare him and take his money."

All four men and Cloud were charged with first-degree robbery.

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41 comments
b86dougherty
b86dougherty

It's messed up how Tommie didn't even know about the set up.. And why did Colleen get released with her lies.. And why is the boyfriend who best the man and had his blood on him , why is he out looking for his next victim???? While the guy who didn't touch him is still in jail away from his family.. And what about the so called victim why is he not in jail for trying to buy a prostitute???? I'm going to help testify on Anthony and Colleen, because they set the guy up and they need to own up to they stupidity...

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez

The jail time is going to keep them from their job hunting. I am sure there are a lot of employers who would jump at the chance to hire these intelligent and well manicured  young men and women. if they showed up for an interview at my company I would hire all of them in a heartbeat. 

GopherState
GopherState

Fine group of outstanding citizens there eh.

MrGasso
MrGasso

Gather them together and send them Up to the Cloud! Patiently waiting for Shanghai Justice!

Connie Eckels
Connie Eckels

this is very scary it just makes you not trust even more and very dangerous its so sad how the world is its just getting worse.

garysoberg
garysoberg

they will do little jail time and return to hurt or kill

Jodi Michelle
Jodi Michelle

Oh what Punnavith? That a crime was committed?

Shawn Kuiper
Shawn Kuiper

Some of society's finest examples right here.... What the hell! The girl is as ugly as the 4 dudes, pay to play are you shitting me! What a bunch of low life scum bags... Then stupid enough to think they were not being recorded in a cop car and steal a phone and leaving it on after a robbery? Wow how about nomination for stupid criminals....

midwestexplorer81
midwestexplorer81 topcommenter

If she is telling men they have to pay to play these guys are basically robbing guys looking for prostitutes. Funny! It's not right but it's definitely ironic. Scum feed off other scum because usually they're afraid to call the cops.

WhiteMatt
WhiteMatt

Ahhh.....


The fruits of diversity.

Steven Stewart
Steven Stewart

"Officers were able to trace Staci's phone number to a Colleen Cloud living in a neighboring property at 1511 West Seventh Street." These are some really stupid dipshits.

Jodi Oien
Jodi Oien

Who would think 1-800-singles could be dangerous?

Brian Kusie
Brian Kusie

So, does this mean the date is off? Sad VD news!

Ricky Kazee
Ricky Kazee

I don't always hide under a pile of clothes but when I do I do it suspiciously.

Joshua Warren
Joshua Warren

The guy that got beat up must be pretty hard up for it to have gone after her

Brian Kusie
Brian Kusie

When did Sideshow Bob get into whoring his girlfriend out?

T-Bob Gross
T-Bob Gross

3 of the 4 males look like they played Darnell on "My Name Is Earl."

Casey Weber
Casey Weber

I am sure she represented herself and her looks exactly as they are when the propositioning was going on.

Kevin McDonald
Kevin McDonald

Criminals are not the brightest people in the world. And they actually thought they would get away with what they did. Enjoy jail!

Nick Jude
Nick Jude

Having a really hard time believing someone would pay to play with that. Or was she doing the paying?

b86dougherty
b86dougherty

Smh one of them was for sure set up inside a set up.. U don't even know them to say that.. And what about the prostitute buyer? He's a Saint right lol..

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0

@WhiteMatt Ahhh...What does diversity have to do with it, Matty?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

You can always judge someone by what they look like.  Just looking at your picture I know you are a stupid guy with a tiny penis. 

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez

These people are predators always on the lookout to victimize. And what  does society do to predators? The woman has the intelligence of a stone.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

You think about dicks a lot. You are King Creep

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