Valentine’s Day is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year, the one day where we all gorge ourselves on roses and chocolate covered strawberries in the comfort of our lovers. But for some, February 14 is the perfect day for a crime spree. The shocking transgressions on this list of Valentine’s crimes cover all the standard crime bases: theft, murder, and shooting your estranged stepson with a crossbow. Who knows what it is that makes that one special day in February the perfect storm for criminal activity? Maybe some of the criminals on this list didn’t have anything better to do than rob a Subway on Valentine’s, which is kind of sad when you think about it. Curl up on a bearskin rug in front of the fire with your lover and check out this list of 22 shocking Valentine’s Day crimes – Just don’t get any ideas.
What would you do for love? Break out of state prison to meet up with your best girl? Smash up the car of your ex’s new flame? If either of those options appeals to you then you’re going to love the lovefools in this collection of Valentine’s crime stories (Valencrimes?) full of men and women acting like insane people once they get bitten by the love bug. If you need a cheap Valentine’s date, order a pizza, call your bae, and pull up the stories on this list. Hopefully you’re a good kisser.
Sweetheart Thieves Share a Smooch on Camera
In 2015, a couple of jewel thieves took a break from robbing a store of £213 in order to make out. Unfortunately they were caught on the store’s CCTV. The store owner said of the young lovers, “They were amateurs because apart from the cash, they did not take anything of value. There were cameras and laptop computers and smart phones and they left it all behind because they were so busy kissing.”
I Love You, and I'm Going to Rob Your Bank
In order to buy his girlfriend an engagement ring, Ramsey Fakhouri tried to rob the Bradford National Bank branch where she worked. Because he was a romantic, he took part in the robbery on Valentine’s Day. He snagged nearly $26,000 from a bank worker who was stocking an ATM outside the branch.
The Great Subway Sandwich Robbery
On Valentine’s Day 2015, a couple of robbers held up a Subway sandwich shop, shoving an employeeinto a room at gunpoint, before emptying a cash register, rummaging through an employee’s pockets, and taking off into the night.
Thieves Try to Rob a Florist
In Huntsville, AL a pair of robbing Romeos held up Heartfield Florist. They tied up two employees in a back room and were heartbroken when they discovered that the florist had no money in the safe.
Man Aggressively Robs Bank, as If There Was Another Way
On the morning of Valentine’s Day 2014, a guy rushed into Citizen’s Bank in Norwich, CT and freaked everyone out before making off with a massive sum of money. He was later picked up by the cops and held on $500,000 bail.
Man Takes Cab Driver for a Valentine's Ride
Valentine's Day Kidnapping Goes All Wrong
Woman Mysteriously Vanishes on Valentine's Night
Crime Ring Targets Victoria's Secret
Man Steals Roses for Girlfriend
The Valentine's Purse Snatcher
The Valentine's Bandit Really Irritates the FBI
BDSM Role Playing Couple Arrested on Valentine's Day
Inmate Attempts Valentine's Escape
The Valentine's Day Crossbow Attack
Man Buys Every Other Seat in a Movie Theater
Woman Beats Up Boyfriend for Not Buying Her a V-Day Gift
Henry Brown learned the hard way that he should always buy a gift. After discovering he hadn’t gotten her anything, his girlfriend (probably now ex-girlfriend) beat him up.
He managed to lock himself in his bedroom, but that only worked temporarily, as she tried to cut through the door and stab him. When the police finally showed up and arrested Brown’s girlfriend she was charged with aggravated menacing.
Woman Smashes Ex's New Squeeze's Car to Celebrate V-Day
Lonely Canadian Man Goes on Valentine's Crime Spree
Man Kills Girlfriend, Tries to Pass It Off as a Suicide