Saturday 7 December 2019

Teen slashes naked man’s throat after arranging to meet him for sex online

Brandon Hinck Photo: Broward Sheriff's Office
Brandon Hinck Photo: Broward Sheriff's Office
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

A TEENAGER has been arrested after slashing the throat of a man he arranged to meet for sex online.

Staff at a Florida hotel called police after elevator doors opened in the lobby to reveal a man lying naked on the floor covered in blood.

Moments later a second man came down the stairs, also covered in blood.

Brandon Hinck (19) told police that he stabbed 46-year-old Dave Sero when he tried to have sex with him in their hotel room.

The teenager had posted topless pictures of himself on a website earlier that day looking for someone to meet him for sex.

The victim responded to the ad and the pair agreed to meet at a petrol station, before having lunch and driving to the hotel.

Once in the hotel room, Sero got naked on the bed – before he was slashed with a knife in the throat and other parts of his body.

"During the altercation, the weapon was dropped inside the hotel room, but they continued struggling, eventually ending up locked out of the hotel room,"  a police spokesperson said.

Hinck has been arrested for attempted murder.

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