Cheyenne Poole, a 21-year-old from Indiana, met her sugar daddy, 58-year-old politician Curtis Coonrod, on an online dating site. At first, the arrangement was exactly what she was looking for: she would spend a bit of time with him as friends and he would pay for her rent, clothes, and cell phone. But as things got more physical and he started asking for more time together, Poole wanted out. “He wanted kissing and feeling, and that was something that did not interest me at all,” she told The Indianapolis Star. “But I never wanted to tell him that, just because I didn’t want him to be angry.”
Instead of confronting her sugar daddy about her feelings, she instead plotted with her 24-year-old boyfriend, Ralph Lopez, to rob Coonrod at gunpoint. The scheme started with Poole inviting Coonrod over for dinner. Mid-way through their meeting, Lopez burst through the apartment door and tied Coonrod to a chair while holding a gun to his head. Poole’s plan was to flee the state with Lopez after stopping at an ATM to clear out Coonrod’s bank account. The duo were finally caught, but not before leading police on a high-speed chase in Coonrod’s stolen car. Their court date is scheduled for June 11.
The Indianapolis Star web site: http://www.indystar.com/article/20130424/NEWS02/304240102/Woman-admits-plot-rob-former-politician-Coonrod-says-he-made-unwanted-sexual-advances?nclick_check=1, accessed May 9, 2013.