Love is a battleground said Pat Benatar, and two stories recently proved it. Let’s see what went on in the world of love this week…
We’ve all lied in the course of love, I’m sure, but did we ever fake a kidnapping? Nope.
Let’s start with Rahmell Pettway, 36, who was discovered by passersby early Thursday between two cars parked on a street in Brooklyn. His hands, legs and mouth were covered with duct tape. It was all part of his scam to get out of the doghouse with his girlfriend.
Pettway said he had been kidnapped by two men in a blue minivan on Feb. 19th. They then held him captive for about two weeks, driving him around from place to place, Pettway said.
However, authorities became suspicious of Pettway’s story and he soon confessed that the kidnapping was a hoax, saying he had been avoiding his girlfriend for a couple of weeks and was terrified of facing her. He was arrested and charged with filing a false police report.
“He’s a total moron,” said one law-enforcement official. “It was a pathetic attempt to pull the wool [over] her eyes.” Pettway was arrested and charged for filing a false report.
And then there’s the cliff incident. Creighton Baird took his girlfriend on a fun adventure to a Utah canyon where you can jump off the side of the canyon and swing while attached to a safety harness. She said she was too scared to do it, he pushed her anyway, and she yelled “I’m breaking up with you” as she fell.
Baird laughed so hard, he fell over: “I just got dumped!” he cried. Another sporty looking dude walked over and asked him, “So, can I have her number?” But she later gave Baird a hug and thanked him for helping her make the jump, said Devin Graham, who led the thrill-seeking video project.
The love, however, didn’t last: “Sadly, last week they actually did break up,” said Graham. “It had nothing to do with getting pushed off the rope swing.”