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Timothy Olson: Hunt on for dating app predator, 52, who fled scene after woman fatally collapsed in bar

Timothy Olson is alleged to have drugged and robbed several women he met across different dating apps
Timothy Olson has met multiple women on dating apps and victimized them by stealing their credit cards (Racine, WI Police Department and YouTube/WISN 12 News)
Timothy Olson has met multiple women on dating apps and victimized them by stealing their credit cards (Racine, WI Police Department and YouTube/WISN 12 News)

MADISON, WISCONSIN: A dating app predator who is accused of narcotizing and ripping off women he met is now wanted for questioning in a woman's death. Surveillance footage showed Timothy Olson, 52, who has been dubbed a "danger to women", with a 55-year-old lady from Wisconsin at a bar on November 17. 

Sam Anderson, a bartender who was working at the bar at the time of the incident, claimed that the woman had some medical issues and became unconscious abruptly just minutes after she arrived with Olson at the place. The bartender said that the woman collapsed before sipping her drink. "As soon as she was down, I called 911," Anderson said, according to The Sun. "The man she was with yelled that he was going to go get an inhaler."


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The woman died at a nearby hospital and Olson allegedly never came back. "I wish I could've done more," Anderson added. Police announced in a news release that an autopsy was ongoing and no one was arrested as of November 24. "We are still trying to determine the cause of death and are seeking to question Timothy Olson," said Chief William Jessup of the South Milwaukee Police Department. 

Racine Police previously sent out warnings about Olson who is alleged to have drugged and looted from several women he met across different dating apps. "Olson has been linked to another woman in a bar who fell unconscious while in his presence," the news release said. "This incident occurred on Thursday, November 17, 2022. This is now the third woman that we know of, from other jurisdictions, who have ended up unconscious while being in Timothy Olson’s presence. The Racine Police Department would like to caution the women in Racine County and get the public's help in locating a male subject who has met women on dating apps and victimizes them, resulting in financial loss."

A woman reportedly filed a criminal complaint against Olson where she alleged that she met him on Olson used the name "Tim Wilson" on the dating platform and the duo went on a date in September. The woman's car was gone the following morning, though Olson reportedly claimed it was at the Applebee's where the two met. The victim found four unauthorized charges of a total of $800 on her debit card from two Kwik trips. Another $403 transaction at a credit union was rejected. 

The woman told the authorities that she thought she was "roofied" during the date and "did not remember anything else that happened that night." Olson was identified as a possible suspect based on the surveillance video from the businesses. He also reportedly went under aliases such as Tim Olson Jr, and Russell Tijerna Jr. 

On the other hand, the suspect's mother denied all charges leveled against her son. Olson's mother said, "She's lying. He'd never drug anybody." She claimed that she was not aware of Olson's whereabouts. Law enforcement is warning women about the crimes and encouraging other potential victims to come forward.

"If you have been victimized in this way or if you have any additional information about this incident the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit would like to speak to you," a police statement said. "Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call ATF Task Force Officer Detective Contreras of the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (414)378-6734. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app."