New tech inevitably leads to new legends, and plenty already involve the kinda-creepy-to-begin-with dating app Tinder. As the story usually goes, a woman finds a murderous stalker lurking in her house, and it turns out to be some weirdo she previously swiped left on so hard she had to ice her thumb afterwards. Get ready to delete your profile.
Australian doctor Angela Jay met Paul Lambert through Tinder, but ended their six-week relationship upon discovering that he was a possessive dick. In response, Lambert set about working hard to prove her point. He bombarded her with calls and texts, shadowed her on social media, and threatened to harm himself. When that charm bomb didn't work, he decided to escalate things.
One day, Angela returned home from work, entered her bedroom, and saw her lingerie and some cable ties laid out on her bed, which is not a pleasant surprise to come home to when you live alone. Then Lambert burst out of her closet and began stabbing her legs and hips. Angela tried to scream, but Lambert covered her mouth, locked eyes with her, and uttered words that are rarely soothing even when you're not wielding a knife: "It's okay, I just want to talk."
With Angela more in the mood to flee in terror than chat, Lambert moved on to Plan B and doused her in gasoline. In what was the absolute best possible outcome in that scenario, the gas allowed Angela to slip from Lambert's grasp and run to the safety of a neighbor's house. Lambert fled, but was shot dead by police two hours later when he burst from his car with the knife he was apparently really attached to. Angela survived with 11 stab wounds, which we're pretty sure qualifies as a goddamned miracle.