While catching up on current events in NYC, I came across an equally funny and disturbing article. A Brooklyn man went AWOL for 2 weeks. When faced with the proposition of explaining his 2 week hiatus to his girlfriend, he decided against telling the truth and opted to go this route instead:
Rahmell Pettway, 36, told cops he spent two weeks away from his Bedford-Stuyvesant home — and then staged the crime to explain his absence to his girlfriend.
But his poorly executed plan unraveled when the cops who found him hog-tied in the street noticed the roll of duct tape still dangling from his wrists.
He eventually came clean, and was arrested for filing a false report.
“He’s a total moron,” said one law-enforcement source. “It was a pathetic attempt to pull the wool [over] her eyes.”
Pettway was first discovered by a passerby at 1:10 a.m. Thursday between two cars on Macon Street.
His hands, legs and mouth were covered with duct tape and the rogue Romeo looked beaten up, complaining about pain in his ribs.
Another resident scoffed at his elaborate crock.
“He did that just so he wouldn’t get caught by his girl? The lengths people will go not to tell the truth.”
Now, I, along with everyone else reading, would be lying if they said that they never stretch the truth to a significant other. However, this is Mr. Fantastic levels of reaching here! After awhile you have to ask yourself, “how far is too far to go in a lie?” I would tell anyone that they need to beware of men and women like this who will Jason Bourne their way through life, assuming different identities and realities, and will take a lie to the absurdist of limits. Dude should’ve just kept it real and told his woman: a) he didn’t want to be around her; b) he had another joint he was shacking up with; or c) just break it off before that woman puts 2 and 2 together and flips out. This is how cars get keyed, clothes get shredded, and bodies get harmed. Not being an advocate, just being cautious.
You also have to evaluate the type of relationship you have if you have to become Ben Affleck in Argo just to avoid the wrath of a loved one. Are you under that much pressure in your relationship that you fear any repercussions for your actions? Is your relationship healthy if you can’t face up to the truth or you can’t keep it real with your significant other? If any of the answers to those questions indicate a problem, you need to cut ties before it gets out of hand.
What do you think of this story? Any situations like this happen to you readers? Speak on it!