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Man accused of robbing, threatening woman who refused to have sex with him at RTA rapid station

August 22, 2018

Man accused of robbing, threatening woman who refused to have sex with him at RTA rapid station

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Lakewood man is accused of robbing and threatening a woman after she refused to have sex with him at a Greater Cleveland RTA rapid station.

Darius Hereford, 23, is charged with robbery in the Friday incident at the Puritas-West 150th rapid station in Cleveland, according to court records.

A Cleveland Municipal Court judge set Hereford’s bond at $50,000 during his arraignment Monday, according to court records.

Hereford is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing Aug. 27.

Hereford followed a woman off a train about 11 p.m. Friday and asked her to give him oral sex, according to court records.

She refused, so he snatched the woman’s phone and ordered her to give him everything she had, court records say.

The woman again refused and asked a witness to call 911.

She tried to get her phone back, but Hereford pushed her away and threatened to have some guys “beat her a--,” court records say.

RTA Transit Police arrived and arrested Hereford without incident.

Hereford’s criminal history includes prior convictions for attempted receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle and failure to comply with the order of a police officer, according to Cuyahoga County court records.

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