Who is Benjamin Fancher? Hinge user brutally beat up Atlanta woman as 'she wasn't worth what the date cost'
'As soon as we left with no warning he started beating and punching me in my head and face. If I would try to leave the car he would pull me back in by my hair,' victim Brittany Corerri wrote
A man has been arrested for beating up an Atlanta woman whom he met on an online dating app, Hinge. He was reportedly, "set on killing her" because "she wasn't worth what the date cost."
Benjamin Fancher went out on a date with an Atlanta lady, on November 11, during which he brutally beat her up. The woman posted a picture of her disfigured bloody face on social media. The 31-year-old man was later arrested in Kent, New York, after a woman who was about to go on a date with him, recognized his picture and alerted the police. He is now charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and aggravated assault.
Fancher has waived an extradition trial and is supposed to return to Atlanta by November 25, 2020, to face criminal charges for allegedly attacking his Atlanta date, Brittany Corerri, last week.
Correri addressed the news of his arrest in an Instagram post on Tuesday, November 17, where she wrote, "They got him!! I am FLOODED with emotions, I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for using your voice and platforms to find Ben. We found him because somebody recognized him from social media!! I am overwhelmed 🙏🏽 I may not respond to every message and comment however I read each one as I am recovering. Your kind words have lifted me up when I feel like I am falling apart. My family and I cannot thank you all enough, you guys are amazing." She further said, "Please continue to share my story in hope of saving other potential victims and bringing awareness to online dating and the reforms that need to take place on all dating apps including @hinge to protect its users against predators with a criminal record of assaulting women!"
On November 13, she described the horrific incident that happened to her, along with a picture of her, where she wrote, "Please read what I am about to share with you all. I am not posting this for sympathy or attention. If anything this is embarrassing to share with the world however I need for other women to understand the true dangers of online dating. On Wednesday night I decided to go on my first online date from an app called @hinge @justinpmcleod 👈🏽 Hinge CEO."
She further describes the night, saying, "The night was going normal, having fun until we left our last spot for the night. As soon as we left with no warning he started beating and punching me in my head and face. If I would try to leave the car he would pull me back in by my hair or the hood on my hoodie. The more I would cry, try to defend myself, plead with him to let me go the more he would beat my entire body. After hours of being driven around, beaten and held against my will he drew his gun on me and told me that he was going to kill me." "At this point I truly thought my life was over. He decided to drag me yet again from the car and by the grace of God there happened to be security @indiangyrl82 on the street and I truly believe she saved MY LIFE. I share all of this to say that we all hear about these stories never thinking it will happen to us. Please ladies be vigilant. Always tell someone where you are going, who you are going with and have checking in-game plan with someone. I am very thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful to be alive. This could have ended so much worse," she said.
Correri's attorney, Michael Sterling said, that the abusive online dater was arrested after the NY woman identified him from the Instagram post. The woman who demanded to be anonymous spoke to WSB-TV said that she met Fancher on a dating app recently. The man told her that he has relocated from Georgia and was living with his grandparents in Kent. While she was getting ready to go on the date, she came across Corerri's Instagram post. "It came up on my timeline kind of thing," the woman said. "The second they put his picture up, I was like, 'Oh my God. I know him."' After seeing Fancher's grandparents' address, the woman reached the local police department. Correri honored the New York woman a "hero."
As soon, as the news made its way to social media, one Internet user shared the picture and said, "Benjamin Fancher and Brittany Correri met on the dating app, Hinge. They went to Hide Lounge in Buckhead. Things went sideways when they were together in the car. The police report stated that Fancher had been driving around in his white BMW for about an hour, while he violently"
Benjamin Fancher and Brittany Correri met on the dating app, Hinge. They went to Hide Lounge in Buckhead. Things went sideways when they were together in the car.— PMUnited News (@PmunitedN) November 18, 2020
The police report stated that Fancher had been driving around in his white BMW for about an hour, while he violently pic.twitter.com/nBwClCS7Qv