NC man ‘catfished,’ beaten at hotel, taken to hospital by wife

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WNCN) – A man who thought he was meeting a female at a Fuquay-Varina hotel after chatting with on her on Facebook says he was assaulted by two men at the meet-up location.

Documents show that officers with the Fuquay-Varina Police Department were called to the Comfort Inn at 7616 Purfoy Road in Fuquay-Varina on Feb. 13 in reference to a break-in and assault.

The victim complained to officers that he had been kicked and punched. Documents showed the victim complained of a swollen right eye and injured ribs.

The victim told police he was chatting with a female on Facebook. The victim told police that the woman on Facebook asked him for $300, which he agreed to give her if the two met at the Comfort Inn.

The victim told police that two men showed up at his hotel room and “kicked the door in” and demanded the money.

According to documents, victim said his cell phone and keys to his vehicle were missing.

Police said the victim’s wallet, which contained about $1,000, was located inside the victim’s bag.

The victim was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Cary by his wife, WNCN reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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