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First Date Horror Stories That Ended In Criminal Charges

Most people have plenty of stories about horrible first dates. Singles want to find love, but they're usually looking in the wrong places. For example, blind dates usually end in disaster, and bar hookups rarely last longer than a few weeks. The online dating scene isn't that much better, either. In fact, Tinder always matches ill-suited couples. It's nearly impossible to talk face-to-face after conversing entirely through text.

The people on the following list probably have the worst first date stories, though. All of their attempts at romance end with police intervention. Love hopefuls Devin Norling and Sydney Sanders now have criminal records because of their first date. Leon Shaw is no longer alive, so he can't even tell others about various relationship dangers. 

Is true love even worth the hassle?

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  • A Woman Narrowly Avoided A First-Date Kidnapping

    A 31-year-old woman from Sunnyvale, CA went on a first date with 24-year-old Charles Robinson in June 2010. Later on in the evening, Robinson convinced the woman to get in his vehicle so that he could give her flowers. Once she agreed, however, the younger man refused to let her out. 

    At one point during the damned date, Robinson slowed down at an intersection. The woman used the opportunity to flee from the van, running to a 7-11 and calling the police. Authorities located Robinson, arrested him, and charged him with kidnapping. 

  • A Couple Tried To Skip Out On A Restaurant Bill, But They Ended Up In Jail

    Eighteen-year-old Devin Norling and 19-year-old Sydney Sanders, both from South Florida, went on their first date in October 2011. They chose Indian River Mall's TGI Fridays in Vero Beach, FL. The pair decided to leave without paying the $25.16 bill since they were already seated in the restaurant's patio section.

    Sanders left the restaurant first and proceeded to a nearby Macy's in the mall. Norling then tried to flee through a fire exit door, but after setting off an alarm he jumped over the patio fence. Security found the couple running through the parking lot.

    They were both arrested and charged with theft. Police found a pipe with marijuana residue in Sanders's purse, so she was charged with paraphernalia possession, too.

  • A Woman Caused $300,000 Worth Of Damages To Her Date's Property

    Lindy Lou Layman, a 29-year-old court reporter from Houston, TX, went on her first date with 49-year-old attorney Anthony Buzbee in December 2017. The date ended in Buzbee's $14-million-dollar mansion. When the homeowner called Layman an Uber, the younger woman tried to hide in the house. Apparently, she didn't want the date to end.

    Once discovered, the inebriated Layman allegedly ripped paintings off the wall and threw sculptures across the room. Buzbee claimed that Layman tore at least two original Andy Warhol paintings as well as a Renoir and a Monet. The spurned woman supposedly poured red wine all over the famous art. Buzbee estimated that his date caused about $300,00 in damages.

    The evening finally ended when police arrested Layman.

  • A Woman Bit Her Partner's Amputated Leg

    In February 2016, Rachel Lynn Camarda met a man online and agreed to hang out at his Cookeville, TN house. The two drank alcohol to feel more comfortable on their first date. Allegedly, Camarda became so belligerent that the homeowner asked her to leave. The woman refused and became aggressive when she realized that a cab was waiting for her outside.

    The man claimed that Camarda grabbed his genitals and bit into his amputated leg, right near his groin. He then threw Camarda off of him, and she passed out on his couch. Police arrived soon after and placed her in an ambulance. The drunk woman attempted to escape from the moving vehicle, but she was eventually restrained.

    Later, Camarda was transported to the county jail.