Man sought, accused of beating woman during date after meeting online

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Atlanta police are looking for a man they say drove a woman he met online around the city for a full hour and beat her.

The victim, Brittany Correri, said she was afraid Benjamin Fancher would kill her during the attack.

“He said he was going to shoot me,” she told Channel 2 Action News.

Officers were sent to a location in the 1100 block of Howell Mill Road on Thursday morning after someone heard the woman screaming and called 911, police spokesman Officer Steve Avery confirmed. A security guard in the area told police he saw a man pull the woman out of a white BMW and drive away.

Correri said she met Fancher through the Hinge dating app. She said she and Fancher got along well while talking on the app, and she allowed him to pick her up from her home for a date. The pair went to several Atlanta bars and restaurants, she told the news station.

“He was a super nice guy, just super nice,” she said. “We were laughing the whole night, just having a great time."

At some point, the woman returned to the man’s car with him. As they drove around, he “became angry” with her, Avery said.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Correri said Fancher called her the n-word and yelled at her for dancing with two other women in the bar, Channel 2 reported. The woman said he wouldn’t let her out of the car and drove around for an hour before pulling over on Howell Mill Road.

The man grabbed Correri by the hair and started pulling her out of the car, she told the news station. That’s when the security guard intervened.

Investigators have obtained warrants accusing Fancher of aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment in the attack, police confirmed to AJC.com. He has not been taken into custody.

“I just want him caught,” Correri said. “He knows where I live.”

An investigation is ongoing.