Grindr date changes to horror as & # 39; whimsical & # 39; man allegedly kidnaps his lover and locks him in his car for FOUR HOURS before the passenger is forced to jump out of the moving vehicle, the court hears
- Steven Matthew Lonesborough would have locked his date in a car for four hours
- He would have killed the man, slapped him in the lip and bit him
- Lonesborough was bailed Friday at the local court of Wollongong
Allegedly, a man was held against his will, threatened, beaten and forced to jump out of a moving car after his loved one irregularly & # 39; during a Grindr date. was heard by a court.
Steven Matthew Lonesborough is said to have picked up his date on October 11 at his home in Wollongong before driving him to Nowra on the south coast of the NSW.
Lonesborough, who sat in court on Friday, started in the early hours of October 12 & # 39; paranoid & # 39; to be – what prompted his beloved to request a ride home, the court heard, according to the Illawarra Star.
Steven Matthew Lonesborough (photo) is said to have locked his date in a car for four hours while threatening to kill him
Police claim that during the hour-long drive back to Wollongong, Lonesborough's behavior escalated and he became convinced that his GPS was a listening device.
He would then have threatened to kill the victim & # 39; & # 39; with whom he had had a number of dates and to crash the car.
The man asked Lonesborough on several occasions to stop the car and let him out, according to the police.
He was supposed to be locked up in the car for four hours.
The 34-year-old allegedly held the passenger's seat belt so tightly against the man that he left red spots on his neck.
Lonesborough would also have bitten the man and slapped him in the lip.
The couple had met on the dating application Grindr, according to researchers (stock)
The car finally slowed down at a roundabout and the man jumped out before running to a nearby house to get help.
Investigators allegedly found the man's phone and backpack in Lonesborough's car, which the police said was abandoned.
Lonesborough was eventually found by the police. The court was told he was drunk and shouted & # 39; the Lord will provide the truth & # 39 ;.
Lonesborough was in the local court of Wollongong on Friday on charges of arresting a person for the purpose of gaining or actually causing physical injury.
He was refused the bail despite the fact that his lawyer claimed that he had mental health problems that cannot be treated in custody.
He will appear in court later this year.
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