You don't have to be knifed up to get wifed up, buddy.
One man in Jonesboro, Ark., thought that heroically saving his date from a knife-wielding attacker would earn him major romantic brownie points -- so long as she didn't find out he staged the entire thing himself.
Jeffery Tyler Siegel, 26, and a woman told police that a man wearing all black approached them Saturday night and told Siegel, "You can go, but your girlfriend stays," according to ABC News.
The woman ran away, but Siegel said he stayed to fight. The attacker "slashed" Siegel twice with a large knife before running off into nearby woods, KAIT-TV reported.
Suspicions rose when police found no trace of the suspect, even after a two-hour search. Siegel was also "reluctant" to come in for questioning on Monday, according to a Jonesboro police report obtained by KAIT.
When he did show up, he eventually confessed to planning the whole attack in hopes that it would improve his chances with his date. He also admitted that his cuts were self-inflicted.
The woman told Region 8 News that she and Siegel would "no longer be speaking after this incident." She added that what he had done "was not very heroic."
ABC News could not reach Siegel for comment.
Police decided not to press charges.
Chocolates and flowers apparently no longer cut it.
One man from Florida allegedly pretended to be a cop for six months to impress his girlfriend before a suspicious friend reported him to the real police in late February. Another Romeo took a more direct approach in 2011 when he handcuffed himself to a woman to make her go out with him.
H/T The Daily Mail
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