Retired LISD Teacher Victimized, Robbed by "Internet Predator"

A retired Lubbock ISD school teacher was victimized and robbed by a man she said she was trying to help and is now warning people about her story so it doesn’t happen to them.

By Ashley Hinson

LUBBOCK, TX – A retired Lubbock ISD school teacher was victimized and robbed by a man she said she was trying to help and is now warning people about her story so it doesn’t happen to them.

Judith Struggs, 67, said she met a man while playing a game online at mocospace.com.

The man told her he was homeless and living on the streets so Struggs offered him her home as a place to stay.

While living at her home, Struggs said the man threatened her, poisoned and killed her dog and stole valuables and money.

“I feel stupid because I knew better,” said Struggs.  “But I’m here to admonish all the seniors, just don't do it.  Don't do it.”

Struggs said she has always been a giver, “My heart is big as all outdoors.  I feel sorry for people, but you can't do it you'll end up being the victim every time.”

Struggs said right now the man is no where to be found and she fears he could be on the hunt for his next victim. 

Sgt. Jim Curtis with the Lubbock Police Department said if you are going to help someone you don't know do your research, get references and check-up on the person to avoid a similar situation.

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