Man suspected of robbing woman on first date

WILDOMAR, Calif. - A first date turned into a nightmare for a Wildomar woman when her male companion allegedly held her against her will and then robbed her before finally dumping her on a sidewalk several blocks from home early today, authorities said.

Terry Michael Fine, 55, of Murrieta was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and false imprisonment following a night out with a woman he had recently met, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Patrick Chavez.

The victim, whose identity was not released, told deputies that when she and Fine returned to her house at Dunn and Pasadena streets around midnight, the suspect accused her of stealing his wallet.

"Fine refused to the let the victim out of his vehicle and held her wrist and grabbed her purse as she attempted to exit the vehicle," Chavez alleged. "Fine refused to let her go until he found his wallet."

The suspect drove two blocks away -- to the intersection of Central Avenue and Dunn Street -- where he "pushed the woman out of his vehicle, still in possession of her purse," Chavez alleged.

Fine then drove off, returning to his residence in the 41700 block of Grandview Street, the sergeant said. The woman immediately called 911 and reported the incident, leading to Fine's arrest about two hours later.

He was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, where he was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. 

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