AN alleged dating app “predator” who has been dubbed a “danger to women” is being sought by cops after a woman collapsed at a bar and died.
The man previously accused of drugging and stealing from women he met on dating apps is now wanted for questioning in the woman’s death.
Surveillance footage obtained by WISN from November 17 showed Timothy Olson, 52, at a bar with a 55-year-old Wisconsin woman.
Sam Anderson, a bartender working at the time of the incident, said that the woman had a medical issue and suddenly became unconscious minutes after she arrived at the bar with Olson.
She collapsed before having a sip of her drink, she claimed.
“As soon as she was down, I called 911,” Anderson said.
“The man she was with yelled that he was going to go get an inhaler.”
While Olson allegedly did not return, the woman was taken to the hospital, where she died.
“I wish I could have done more,” the bartender said.
In a news release, the police said that an autopsy was ongoing, and as of November 22, no one had been charged.
“We are still trying to determine the cause of death and are seeking to question Timothy Olson,” Chief William Jessup of the South Milwaukee Police Department told The US Sun.
Racine Police previously sent out warnings about Olson, who is accused of meeting women through a dating app, drugging them, and then stealing from them.
“Olson has been linked to another woman in a bar who fell unconscious while in his presence,” the news release said.
“This incident occurred on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
“This is now the third woman that we know of, from other jurisdictions, who have ended up unconscious while being in Timothy Olson’s presence.
“The Racine Police Department would like to caution the women in Racine County and get the public’s help in locating a male subject who has met women on dating apps and victimizes them, resulting in financial loss.”
Police have been searching for Olson, who is approximately 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs around 250 pounds.
He has a warrant out for five counts of Felony Personal ID Theft-Financial Gain out of Mt Pleasant Police Department, local media reports.
A criminal complaint reviewed by WISN alleges that a previous victim met Olson on Match.com, where he used the name “Tim Wilson.”
The two went on a date in September and the following morning, her car was gone, although Olson reportedly said it was at the Applebee’s where they met.
The victim found four unauthorized charges on her debit card from two Kwik trips, totaling $800.
Another $403 transaction at a credit union was declined.
The victim told police that she thought she was “roofied” during the date and “did not remember anything else that happened that night.”
Surveillance video from the businesses was used to identify Olson as a possible suspect.
He has also reportedly used the names Tim Olson Jr, and Russell Tijerna Jr.
SUSPECT’S MOM SPEAKS
WISN tracked down the suspect’s mother, who said: “She’s lying. He’d never drug anybody.”
The mother said that she did not know where Olson is.
Law enforcement is warning women to be aware of the alleged crimes and asking other potential victims to come forward.
“If you have been victimized in this way or if you have any additional information about this incident the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit would like to speak to you.
“Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call ATF Task Force Officer Detective Contreras of the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (414)378-6734.
“Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.”
Credit : www.the-sun.com