The guy juggling two dates at the same time is a sitcom staple, and it's usually resolved in wacky fashion.
But a happy ending seems unlikely in the case of Kevin Gaylor, who gave this plot a high-tech twist -- by reporting a woman he'd "met" on Craigslist as a burglar in a failed attempt to keep his mouse-work a secret from his girlfriend.
According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, a report of a burglary involving a suspect armed with a weapon was made from a four-plex on the benign-sounding street of Picturesque Circle. The Stetson Hills division responded in force, rolling out five officers to the location. They quickly nabbed the female in question -- but it didn't take much questioning to determine that the tale being told had more than a few holes in it.
The woman told the cops she'd connected with the reporting party -- Gaylor, age 24 -- via Craigslist, and had headed over to his place to get "better acquainted."
Feel free to insert a "nudge, nudge" and a "wink, wink."
In the interim, however, Gaylor's girlfriend turned up unexpectedly, and was on hand when the woman arrived. So, presumably to cover his cyber-surfing, Gaylor allegedly phoned police and claimed his Craigslist pal was trying to commit a crime.
Police say the real crime-committer was Gaylor, who was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor false reporting to authorities.
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He's since been released. No telling if he's sharing his tale of woe with the aforementioned girlfriend, or someone from Craigslist.
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