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.
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Police say the real crime-committer was Gaylor, who was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor false reporting to authorities.
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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