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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Mobile gunshot victim pleads for help

(IMG: WPMI) CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Mobile gunshot victim pleads for help
(IMG: WPMI) CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Mobile gunshot victim pleads for help

In a video captured by a Ring doorbell, a man is pressing the Ring doorbell over and over again, but no one is home.

"Please help, please,” he asks.

Quickly, he collapses on their stairs. Someone calls 911.

Police interviewed the victim at the hospital, and that's when he told them he was shot trying to go on a date.

He said instead of meeting the woman he thought he talked to online, two men were waiting and they demanded his car and valuables.

He told police he was walking down Cottage Hill when they shot him.

He stumbled to that home with the Ring doorbell for help.

It's the second time this year that an online meetup has gone wrong.

In April, police say a man was shot after going to meet a woman he met on Facebook, and he was also robbed.

It's the reason law enforcement says to be on guard when meeting anyone from online.

"Number one, let your friend, your best friend your sibling, someone know where you're going,” said Mobile County Sheriff’s Department’s Paul Burch.

Captain Burch said the more you share about who you're going to meet, the better.

"I assume a lot of these dating sites have photos, print that photo out and leave it on your desk,” said Burch.

He said it’s also important to trust your instincts.

“That old adage is relatively true, if something don't feel right, it's probably not,” said Burch.