True Crime Tuesday: Love Hurts Edition
Today I bring you a trio of interlocked tales; stories that are, despite taking place across the world, as closely bound to each other as the lovers they depict once were – though, to be fair, they weren’t all held together by flex cuffs:
Police said it all started just after 11 p.m., when four men in ski masks ambushed a couple sitting in a pickup truck at 95 E. 43rd St. in Hialeah.
The robbers forced the man into a waiting vehicle, and two of the robbers got into the pickup truck with [his girlfriend], Miami police said. The masked men used flex cuffs to bind the man’s and the woman’s wrists and drove them to the man’s house on Northwest 14th Street in Miami, according to investigators.
When they arrived at the house, police said they found the man’s wife, his mother and two children in the home.
Police said the robbers tied up the whole family, beat up the man, roughed up his wife and then took jewelry and money from the home. The men took off with thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry, Miami police said.
Before leaving, the robbers brought the man’s girlfriend into the home and introduced her to his wife, according to investigators. The robbers then left them all together in the house and took off.
Parking, in the illicit-sense, is an age-old refuge for secret lovers – perhaps that’s what this next woman had in mind while attempting to take her misguided revenge?
A woman seeking revenge on her husband in New Zealand smashed her car into the wrong apartment complex, according to The Nelson Mail.
The paper said, the woman thought she was plowing into the home of her husband’s mistress, but she actually drove through the wrong building.
The woman, 25, whose name has been withheld, pleaded guilty to causing almost $43,000 worth of damage to the property in the town of Nelson, according to New Zealand news site IOL.
Still, even if one woman’s retaliation went slightly off course, this Chinese group of irate lovers certainly made the cut:
According to reports, Fei Lin, 41, from Niqiao village near Wenling City, had been asleep when thieves broke into his bedroom and put a bag over his head.
Lin apparently told police: “They put something over my head and pulled down my trousers and then they ran off.
“I was so shocked I didn’t feel a thing – then I saw I was bleeding and my penis was gone.”
Rumour has it that Lin was having affairs with “several” local women, which police believe could have been the motivation behind the penis theft. The theory goes that jealous lovers of the women banded together to teach Lin a lesson.
However, Lin has denied any infidelity.