Tennessee Tinder date allegedly carjacks woman, offers to sell car back to her for $500

A Tennessee man stands accused of carjacking his Tinder date at gunpoint last year and trying to sell her car back to her for $500.

Elijah Darius Scott, 25, of Memphis, Tennessee, landed in the Shelby County Jail on Tuesday after being charged with carjacking and aggravated robbery, as well as employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony, according to local outlet WREG.

The alleged victim informed officers that after agreeing to meet a man she knew only as Darius, Scott entered the passenger side of the vehicle, placed a gun next to her and demanded her phone and money while threatening to shoot her.

Elijah Darius Scott, 25, allegedly carjacked a Memphis woman and offered to sell her car back to her for $500.
(Shelby County Sheriff’s Office)

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Panicked, the victim fled her 2007 Kia Rondo, at which point Scott drove off, also allegedly taking with him her iPhone, purse and $50 in cash.

The 2007 Kia Rondo sits on display during the press preview days at the North American International Auto show on Jan. 9, 2007 in Detroit.
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After reporting the incident to police, the victim said Scott texted her and offered to sell her car back to her for $500.

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Scott, who remains in jail on $260,000 bond, was also accused in July 2021 of being one of four people who allegedly stole $60,000 worth of items from a woman’s home in Memphis.

A view of the Pyramid Sports Arena in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Authorities reportedly said at the time they found the stolen goods with Scott and three others in a house next door, though charges against him were later dropped.