COURTESY MAPLEWOOD POLICE
Chloeann Gehner set up her date to be robbed by Kenyon Owens, police say.
She was just after his money.
A Berkeley woman lured her date to Deer Creek Park in Maplewood so an accomplice could rob him, authorities say. The woman, 23-year-old Chloeann Gehner, met the victim online, police told KMOV
They met in person on the night of May 25, and police say they were sitting together in the park when Kenyon Owens, posing as a panhandler, walked up and asked for change.
When the man and Gehner rebuffed him, Owens left but returned with a handgun, according to court documents. The 23-year-old Jennings man then pointed the barrel at the man's head and ordered him to give him everything, police say.
The man handed over his wallet and house keys, but that apparently wasn't enough. Police say Owens made him give up his pants and shoes, too.
Gehner and Owens have since admitted they were working together, and the date was just a setup for the robbery, authorities say. Gehner was charged on Tuesday in St. Louis County court with robbery and armed criminal action, both felonies. Prosecutors filed the same charges against Owen on Thursday.
They are both being held on $100,000 cash bonds.
We welcome tips and feedback. Email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow on Twitter at @DoyleMurphy.
- Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get the latest on the news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.