Florida man beaten on first date with woman known as 'Tree'

Victim says woman's brother, friend assaulted him in Flagler County

Published On: Jun 18 2013 06:31:09 AM EDT
BUNNELL, Fla. -

A Central Florida man says he needs surgery on his right eye after he was beaten and robbed during his first date with a woman he met at a convenience store.

A Flagler County sheriff's report says 34-year-old Shaun Williams met the woman he knew as "Tree" two weeks ago. The couple met at the store on Friday and she followed Williams to his nearby home.

Williams told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that the woman said she needed to drop her brother and his friend off at their house before going to dinner.

Instead, deputies say the men assaulted Williams, took his clothes and possessions and left him beside a road. He flagged down a truck driver who called 911. Williams was treated at a hospital.

Deputies are investigating.