Stratagem 21: The Cicada Sheds Its Shells or The Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell or The Cicada Sloughs Its Shell
When in trouble, it is best to escape secretly.
You realize that your blind date has a criminal record, so you block and delete their phone number without warning (as the kids say, you “ghost”).
There is no way to avoid this, as those who outwardly intimidate already know the possibility of panic from their target. If you are doing your best to lull your victim, best of luck.