Several days ago, a 21-year-old man in Memphis, Tennessee reportedly went on a date with a woman and allegedly stole her car after he asked her to get out and purchase a cigar for him at a nearby gas station. Stunningly, after making his cigar request and subsequently stealing her car, he purportedly had the audacity to make plans for a second date that same day with the woman’s God-sister.
Upon doing so, he then apparently used the stolen car to take her to a drive-in theater. Incredibly, though, the woman’s God-sister reportedly told her about the date. As a result, the car thief ended up getting taken into custody shortly after arriving at the drive-in.
According to reports, the incident began when the carjacker, who was later identified as Kelton Griffin, sent a message to a girl who he knew in high school but hadn’t spoken to much recently, Faith Pugh, asking her out on a date.
“He just out of the blue texted me and asked me to go out,” explained Pugh while speaking to reporters shortly after the incident occurred.
Although she reportedly hadn’t spoken to him much recently, she still agreed to the date. When he showed up, however, Pugh purportedly noticed that he didn’t have a car of his own and almost immediately regretted her decision.
“I don’t know who dropped him off. He just got dropped off,” she recalled.
Rather than call the date off, though, Pugh reportedly decided to take her own car. But once they got in the car, Griffin supposedly didn’t know where he wanted to take her. As they tried to figure out where to go, they made a stop at a local gas station.
While there, Griffin asked if she would go inside and buy a cigar for him, which she agreed to do.
“He asked me could I go in the gas station for him to get a cigar,” mentioned Pugh while talking to reporters.
On her way back to her car, though, she noticed that it, along with Griffin, were both missing.
“He drove off. I came outside and my car was gone,” Pugh recollected. Utterly confused, she then reportedly reached out to her mother and asked her to pick her up. After doing so, she purportedly received a shocking text from her godsister letting her know that Griffin had asked her out.
“I said, ‘Okay, well send me the address to where you at, and I’m on my way. Tell him to come on,’” Pugh remembered replying.
Later on, Griffin picked up Pugh’s God-sister in Pugh’s car. Oddly, though, instead of driving the car himself, he let her be the one behind the wheel and together they apparently drove to a nearby drive-in theater, which he had her pay for.
“He let her drive, so she drove him to the drive-in. He didn’t even have any money. She actually paid their way to get in the drive-in just so I could get my car back,” noted Pugh, completely baffled.
During their journey, Pugh reportedly “used the GPS on her godsister’s phone to tail Griffin.” Although they lost them at one point, they were ultimately able to find them at the drive-in. The local authorities were then supposedly contacted and Griffin, who had been arrested before for participating in the robbery of a restaurant, was taken into custody once again.
“I hope he’s in jail for a long time,” Pugh reasoned, adding, “I never want to speak to him ever again.”
Although Griffin’s actions are extremely unbelievable, these types of utterly bizarre situations are something that law enforcement officials have to deal with on a fairly frequent basis.
For example, a few weeks ago, 48-year-old Antonio Oswaldo Burgos was taken into custody in Oregon for allegedly trying to bribe a bribe a United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation official into removing his wife, who is from El Salvador, and her daughter from the country. Apparently, he tried to have his wife and her child deported several days after she filed for divorce due to “irreconcilable differences.”
In addition to stealing several items from the home, they also attempted to start a fire. To apparently try and make it look like an accident, though, they started the fire by “spaghetti sauce boiling on the stove with a washcloth placed near the burner.”
Prior to that, law enforcement officials in Washington state took an unidentified 54-year-old man into custody and brought him to a hospital for a two-week mental health evaluation after they found the man standing in the center of a fairly busy intersection “waving around an AK-47” and loaded Ruger .357 revolver.
Shockingly, after placing him under arrest, the man then purportedly told the officers that he was supposedly under direct orders from the president to “fight the lizard people.” Later, he explained that he had been making a scene in an attempt to “attract the news vans” to document his story after he purportedly became surrounded by what he claimed were lizard people.
Clearly, police officers across the country are expected to deal with a wide array of unusual situations. Thankfully, though, they seem to be trained well enough to handle whatever bizarre incident comes their way.