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Model robbed at gunpoint by group of men says ‘being attractive made her target’
January 21, 2021
A model has revealed the horror she experienced being robbed at gunpoint by a group of men after dismissing their advances.
Whitney Paige, 26, from Florida, is no stranger to getting compliments about her body and is constantly hit on by men online, with over 1.5 million followers on her Instagram page at @whitneypaige.tv and even more on OnlyFans.
But the model has also been on the receiving end of dangerous attention, including stalkers – both online and offline – as well as a recent incident which has left Paige worried for her safety.
The influencer has opened up about how she was robbed at gunpoint by a group of men at a petrol station in Las Vegas, which took place late last year.
Her experience scared the model so much that she is now considering buying a gun for protection.
"I've had multiple cyber stalkers and have been stalked in parking garages and gas stations several times – but the scariest incident was when I was robbed at gunpoint on the Las Vegas strip," Whitney told Jam Press.
"It was around Halloween and I was dressed as cat woman.
"A car full of three men had tried to catcall me, they wanted me to get into their car as I was walking in the gas station and I straight up denied them.
"Moments later, as I was waiting for an Uber, all of the sudden the car drives by with the same men inside and one of them jumps out, pointing a gun in my face.
"He grabbed my purse and got back in the car. All of this was because I had denied their catcalls."
Whitney called the police and a detective contacted her the following day to work on the case.
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The model cancelled the majority of her credit cards straight after the robbery but unfortunately forgot one – and was shocked to discover the men had gone on a shopping spree at a supermarket.
Whitney said: "They spent $1,000 (£729) at Walmart but thankfully I was able to identify the thieves from CCTV footage and the following day, police went to one of the men's homes and got all my belongings back.
"The detective working on my case said I was extremely lucky and he’s never seen that happen in his entire career."
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The model went on to press charges against the men but the incident has left deep scars, as she worries about being "a target".
Whitney believes that she fell victim to the attack because she often travels alone and is "attractive".
Traumatised, she now no longer goes out alone, particularly at night.
The model added: "This was all a wake-up call for me because bad things can happen to anyone at any time and what if those men had actually killed me?
"A lot of times I am alone when travelling and that makes me a target.
"I am also attractive and that does not help because I get a lot of attention in public.
"I'm always on high alert now and I always watch my back. I'm even considering getting a taser or a gun to protect myself."
She went on: "I’m paranoid about men that approach me now. I always think the worst.
"I don’t feel safe and it’s sad because I’m very independent and I feel I can’t do certain things because I’d be risking my safety."