Man stages distress to win damsel back


A 18-year-old man from The Hague staged a robbery two weeks ago in order to impress his ex-girlfriend with his heroic intervention and win her back that way.

A friend in a white ski mask pulled a knife on the 17-year-old girl on the Grote Markt and demanded her purse, only to see his ‘robbery’ thwarted by the ex-boyfriend who ‘happened’ to be on the scene. After studying security camera footage (the girl reported the attempted robbery to the police), the police concluded the ‘robber’ and the ex-boyfriend were in cahoots.

Both conspirators were arrested.

According to De Volkskrant, the ploy did not have the desired effect.

1 Comment »

  1. Neil says:

    What every mature man knows is that deception is a sure way to find oneself kicked to the curb with a woman. It’s not that she minds the attention, it’s that she prefers not to be played the fool, an elaborate show of disrespect.

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