Why We Carry: Woman Kidnapped And Sexually Assaulted After Meeting Man Through Facebook Dating


PENSACOLA, FLORIDA — Caleb Fast, 29, was apprehended on Sunday following accusations of kidnapping, battery, aggravated assault, and sexual assault of a woman he reportedly met via “Facebook Dating.”

The authorities were alerted by the victim outside St. John’s Episcopal Church, where she sought medical aid. She conveyed that Fast had detained her against her will since Thursday, assaulted her physically and sexually, and brandished a firearm to deter her from escaping. The woman managed to flee when Fast allegedly became unconscious after drinking a bottle of wine. She subsequently reached the church and informed the deputies.

Upon inspection, deputies noted a discernible injury to her right eye, and she seemed considerably distressed. Following this, a warrant was issued for Fast’s detention.

He was later confined to Escambia County Jail with a bail set at $177,000.

It is important to remember that when meeting people from the internet, it could be anyone with any intentions that we’re meeting up with. Getting together in a public place the first few times is an essential thing, and having ways to defend yourself are also essential.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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