Robber asks victim out on date

You can probably predict her answer

As Hollywood often tells us, love can strike at the most unlikely times.

And while this usually translates to a sassy journalist falling for the very billionaire she's supposed to be investigating, in real life it can be slightly less film-friendly.

Take John Jardini, a 26-year romantic from Pittsburgh. After going about his business, he met a woman he could never be with. Firstly because his business is robbing and secondly because the woman was his alleged victim.

The woman was getting off a bus when Jardini allegedly robbed her for $60 (£37). Overwhelmed with misguided love, he also demanded she give him her number. He then called her twice to ask if she had a boyfriend and if not, would she like to go out with him.

As the police were close to tracking him down through his phone records, Jardini aimed for a "running through the rain to the airport" moment by assaulting the same woman and her mother.

Love didn't find a way though and he was arrested. If he was played by Matthew McConaughey, this could have worked.

[via UPI]

(Image: Rex Features)

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