A Delaware man who allegedly used a Taser to rob escorts he met online was done in by his gambling habit Tuesday, when police took him into custody at Harrah's Casino in Chester.
David W. Jones, 35, of New Castle, arranged to meet the women at various locations, police said. The first two robberies took place on April 26 and April 29 at different hotels in Newark, according to Delaware State Police.
At the meetings, Jones claimed to be a police officer and robbed both women of their cash, cellphones and personal belongings at point of Taser gun, police said. The latter victim also told police that Jones had touched her inappropriately.
In the third and final instance, on May 14, Jones broke into a vacant house in Bear, Del., and had a 30-year-old escort meet him there, police said. The escort brought along two other women, ages 40 and 55, who stayed behind in the car, police said.
Once inside the house, Jones identified himself as a cop, flashed a badge and the Taser, and tied up the escort, police said.
He then got the two other women out of the car and brought them inside as well, according to authorities. He robbed all the women of their belongings and stole their 2008 Hyundai Elantra, police said.
Police said that they were able to identify Jones through the victims and learned that he frequented Harrah's Casino.
Tuesday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police saw Jones on the casino floor and arrested him without incident, police said.