Grindr date in Brooklyn ends in man’s death, other man’s arrest

Posted at 4:36 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 14:20:53-04

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH, Brooklyn – A Grindr date in Brooklyn ended tragically after the couple allegedly took the so-called date rape drug.

The 31-year-old victim met Sze Yan, 37, on the hookup app and went his home in Prospect Park South Monday, according to police sources. That’s when the pair each took GHB and “a variety of drugs.”

GHB is particularly easy to overdose on, and potentially lethal when taken with alcohol, CNN reports. The drugs, along with crystal meth, are often associated with so-called chemsex due to their ability to induce heightened arousal, sexual stamina, and reduce inhibition.

He began to feel sick so he took a shower and soon after became unconscious, the source said. Yan called 911 and when officers arrived, the man had perished. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers found a plastic container of GHB on a table in Yan’s apartment and took him into custody.

Yan was arraigned Monday on a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. He’s been released without bail.