I realize that this is going to be a bit over the top- but it is the truth and it scared me from dating for a few years.
I was a sophmore in high school in Southern California and I got set up on a blind date. The guy met me at my house and we were going to go to Knotts Berry Farm and then to the beach. He was shorter than me, with myopic glasses and zits galore but I was no prize back then either with my cat woman glasses and besides I wanted to go to Knotts so we took off in this old ratty volkswagon bus. We got to Knotts and he walked me to the main gate, took one look at the price of admission, literally gasped and said (quite loudly) "That's a lot of money!" I was really embarassed, then he said that we could just walk outside the park and window shop, so that's what we did. I didn't have much money on me because in those days, guys paid for everything, even small gifts the girl might want to buy. So we walked around till he complained his feet hurt and he wanted to leave.
I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt during that walk, he was visiting from the high desert and was into CB radios, and was kind of geeky and even a bit odd, but I was stuck with him several miles from my house, so I tried to make the best of it. We ended up back in his volkswagon and he started for the beach, but I asked him to just drop me off back home and that is when things got really ugly. He kind of changed from a geeky meek guy and he yelled at me and told me to lift the blanket up in the back of the van. I did and I saw a length of rope and some duct tape there. I asked him what that was for and he told me he was going to tie me up and take me to his place in the desert! We were at a stop light that had just turned green and I opened the door and bolted, he reached for me and all he got was my coat. I ran around some cars and into a McDonald's restaurant where the manager called the police for me. By the time the cops arrived Bob had vanished (the owner had tucked me away in the back his office till the cops arrived) I rode home in a cop car and shook for days afterwards. They tried to find this Bob character, but to my knowledge they never did find him and he hadn't committed a crime anyway, but I wonder sometime what happened to him?