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COLLEYVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Realtors face a bizarre warning involving million dollar homes for sale in North Texas. A would-be buyer is not who he seems.
The suspect claimed to be staying in a condo in a Colleyville neighborhood, and he asked a realtor to leave his car there, so the two would be in the same car while they looked at homes. Soon the realtor found himself in a desperate situation trying to get back to the safety of his own car.
When Ty Williams got a call from a man claiming to be shopping for $2 million homes, he never thought to look for him on the sex offender registry. Williams says Tommie Marvin Hawkins Jr. seemed like the perfect home buyer.
“He asked all the right questions. He seems very legitimate,” Williams said.
According to Williams, Hawkins insisted on driving the two as they looked at properties in and around Colleyville.
“At the last house, he says, which one of these homes that we’ve seen today out of my favorite homes, which one of these homes would you leave your wife for me for? And I kind of looked at him, I said, are you kidding?” Williams recalled.
Williams says the two laughed it off, but he was feeling increasingly uncomfortable.
“My gut reaction was, hey there was something off about it, but I thought, maybe he’s just eccentric,” Williams said.
By the end of the second day of looking at houses, Williams asked to return to his car, but he says Hawkins stopped far from where he parked and began opening up even more.
“He says, look, my parents suppressed me; the church suppresses me, and I’m having these issues where I’m swelling, and I’ve got pain, and I need you to show me… and he puts his hand on my leg,” Williams said explaining that Hawkins indicated he wanted to be taught how to pleasure himself.
When he refused, Williams says Hawkins became very angry. He managed to convince him to drive to his car where he got away and called police. Williams also contacted his realtor association, which put out a safety alert warning others.
“I am very concerned for other realtors that may run into this individual that he may step it up, and they may not be as lucky as I was,” Williams said.
No one answered the door at the address listed for Hawkins on the sex offender registry. He could face a misdemeanor charge. The Colleyville Police tell us this remains an active investigation. The realtor association is asking anyone with similar experiences to contact local law enforcement.
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