There's a fine line between love and stupidity, guess which side of the line this guy fell on.
She said “yes” and cops read him his rights.
An Ohio boyfriend probably thought he was being super-romantic when he spray-painted a proposal to his girl on a shopping-center wall. Cops, however, thought he was breaking the law.
Kyle Stump, 23, painted: “Michelle Marry Me. I Love You” (with a heart) in huge red letters on the side of a building in the city-owned mall at Lake Sheffield. His proposal consumed 30 feet of wall space.
Disappointingly, love-of-his-life Michelle Astorino, 21, failed to notice the proposal until Stump took her to the building one night with a flashlight to point it out to her, the determined beau told “Inside Edition.”
He got a “yes” — and a criminal mischief charge from police. Investigators tracked Stump based on a tip and matched the handwriting on the graffiti to a form Stump had filled out in 2012.
Stump pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief earlier this week. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $500, but the magistrate suspended the jail term and all but $200 of the fine. Stump also will have to pay $332 to sandblast his proposal, and will have to perform 80 hours of community service. He’ll likely spend it painting town fire hydrants, the Chronicle-Telegram reported.
“One of the things I told him was that I may be old-fashioned and I prefer a more traditional way of proposing with getting down on one knee with the ring,” Magistrate Kreig Brusnahan told the newspaper.
“They don’t have to be so hard on me,” Stump complained.
He said he and his fiancee are trying to stay focused on the positive. But the legal setback means he’ll have to buy an engagement ring on an installment plan.
“We’ve basically just brushed it off and are excited about our engagement,” Astorino told “Inside Edition.” “It’s still a crime, we understand that, but, I mean, it’s not that serious.”
CVS has now decided it won’t press charges against a homeless man who employees at a Trenton, Michigan, store accidentally locked inside the establishment. Even though it was all their fault.
Multiple outlets reported this week that Henry Brettschneider, 56, faced charges for eating some snacks after he found himself locked inside the pharmacy.
Brettschneider told police that he had fallen asleep by the blood pressure machine last week. He awoke around 1 a.m. to find himself locked in the store, according to local reports. He snacked on some Fig Newtons, chocolate milk and grabbed a bottle of soda. Brettschneider also took what he thought was a watch but turned out to be a heart rate monitor. After an alarm was set off, police were called to the area and arrested him.
Local media sources reported that the pharmacy faced intense backlash on social media once the story went viral.
A CVS spokesman said in a statement, “CVS has researched this more extensively and based on extenuating circumstances we are not going to press charges.”
In a statement provided to CBS Detroit, the pharmacy said, “CVS is not charging him. Once the police were looking at his criminal record there were other things to take care of, so CVS is not pursuing it.”
Brettschneider reportedly has misdemeanor warrants out for his arrest.
M&Ms melt in your mouth, not in your hand, so a man trying to buy a bag had the meltdown instead.
Police in Santa Ana, California, are looking for a suspect who was caught on surveillance camera going on a rampage in a 7-11 after his card was declined.
A newly released surveillance video taken Feb. 11 shows a white male who appears to be in his 30s attempting to buy a 75-cent bag of almond M&Ms.
When the card is declined, the man lunges towards the cashier, hitting him on the noggin, shoving the register off the counter and then pushing everything else he sees.
As he walks towards the door, he throws a handful of bananas at the other clerk’s head and knocks over another terminal.
The complete surveillance video can be seen here, but you can see the highlights via the magic of “GIFarama.”
Santa Ana Police Dept. Cpl. Anthony Bertagna thinks the suspect may have overreacted a tad.
“Based on his actions over a 75 cent-bag of M&M’s, I’m not sure what his reaction would be to something that’s really serious,” Bertagna told KTLA TV.
The suspect’s actions caused an estimated $700 in damage, he said.
Authorities believe the man was with another customer in the store. However, since the card was declined, the store only has the last four digits, so tracking him down hasn’t been easily.
“How do we know the card wasn’t stolen? We don’t at this point. I mean it wasn’t reported,” Bertagna told NBC Los Angeles. “It just came up that it was non-sufficient funds to buy a 75 cent bag of M&M’s.”
The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing around 180 pounds.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call (714) 245-8647.
As wild as this incident was, the brother of the man who owns the 7-11 thinks it’s part of a bigger problem.
“The country’s polarized right now,” the man told KTTV. “You have a bunch of high-profile people acting out. It doesn’t surprise me this happened.”