Text Offering 'Chicks With Drugs' Dupes Crooks

Friend of Ohio victim suggested pranking carjackers
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2009 2:56 PM CST
Ohio police arrested three men who drove their stolen car to an address sent to them via text message.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – Three carjackers who expected to meet “hot chicks with drugs” found cops and cuffs instead—all thanks to a prank text message, CNET reports. At gunpoint, the Ohio men robbed Alan Heuss of his BMW, cell phone, and cash. Later, when Heuss told the story to friends, one suggested they text the thieves.

“He said, ‘I’m going to tell them I've got a bunch of hot chicks, as if I'm texting you, and that we've got some drugs, too,’” Heuss recalled. Seven hours later, the suspects arrived at the specified address in the stolen car. They expected a good time, Heuss said, “and Columbus police officers arrived instead.”