by Andrea Cavallier
Portland, OR — A woman in Oregon has been charged with assault after she allegedly surprised a longtime online ‘boyfriend’ during their first face-to-face meeting by beating him in the head with a bat.
According to Q13 in Seattle, 26-year-old Samuel Campbell had traveled from Alabama to Oregon to live with 24-year-old Haley Fox. Their relationship began online in 2013.
When he arrived, Fox led him to an outdoor table where Fox poured him some wine, according to court documents. Then asked Campbell to close his eyes, as if to present him with a surprise. That’s when “things took what could have been a deadly turn,” the sheriff’s office said.
While Campbell’s eyes were closed, she took a metal baseball bat and bashed him in the back of his head three times, court documents say.
The man suffered a fractured skull and required nine staples to his head. He has been released from the hospital.
Fox reportedly told investigators she injured Campbell because she didn’t want to be his girlfriend. She has been charged with assault.