Valentine’s Day is meant to be a day when lovers celebrate their romance. While most people experience romantic, candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach, or a night in with a movie, some couples or one-half of a couple, find themselves tearing the petals from their roses from behind a steel jail cell.
As Dallas bondsmen, we’ve seen our fair share of odd arrests. However, Valentine’s Day arrests, over time, can have some of the strangest (and scariest) backstories behind an altercation.
Let’s examine some of the craziest Valentine’s Day arrests. While we may not have covered the bail personally, we think they’re worth mentioning just for the stories behind them!
Too in Love to Finish the Job
In 2015, a young couple in love in China, celebrated Valentine’s Day by robbing a store in the Sichuan province. The 19-year-old man and 18-year-old woman were clearly amateur thieves.
After stealing a mere 213 Yen from the store’s till, the two enjoyed a passionate Valentine’s kiss; right in front of CCTV cameras.
The young lovers were quickly identified and arrested as their lengthy smooch gave cameras enough time to capture facial features that allowed police to apprehend the suspects.
The store owner said the two thieves only stole the cash but left many more valuable electronics and other products behind.
(Almost) Shot Through the Heart, and You’re to Blame…
Last Valentine’s Day in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers arrested a 14-year-old girl for a solicitation of murder charge.
The teen had visited the satire website “Rent-A-Hitman,” and tried to hire a hitman to take out her ex-boyfriend. According to a report from Newsweek, the domain is a cyber-security test site that is extremely upfront about its satirical nature.
An admin of the site reached out to Baton Rouge PD after seeing the girl’s seemingly serious request.
She was taken to a juvenile detention center where she was later charged.
Never Forget a Valentine’s Day Gift
Gifts are a Valentine’s Day staple. While some people may be able to get away with going minimalist on their gift giving practices, this wasn’t the case for an Ohio man on Valentine’s Day in 2012.
According to news reports, Kierra Reed found out that her boyfriend, Henry Brown, hadn’t bought her a Valentine’s Day gift. Their argument escalated and quickly turned violent after Brown locked himself inside of a bedroom.
At that point, Reed took to the locked door with a knife and threatened to kill Brown if she was able to reach him. The police were called, Reed was arrested and dealt out an aggravated menacing charge.
Floral Deliveries Were Late in 2015
Roses are another staple on Valentine’s Day. In fact, it’s considered one of the busiest days of the year for most florists that deal in floral deliveries.
Unfortunately, for a floral shop in Huntsville, Alabama, two men decided to take advantage of the florist’s busy season in 2015. The armed robbery involved two men tying up the florists in the back of the shop. Once they discovered there was no money in the safe on the premises, the would-be robbers ran off, leaving the florists in a literal bind.
According to a news article, the shop remained open after the police investigation and eventually, the employees got all deliveries out that day.
Stay Clear From a Cell This Valentine’s Day With 1st Call Bail Bonds
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