Guy on Date Breaks Biggest Unwritten Rule Ever: Cops

Kelton Griffin, 21, is accused of stealing car for another date
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2018 1:30 PM CDT
Man on Date Steals Car for Another Date: Cops
Ah, the drive-in. Unless that car is stolen.   (Getty Images)

From the annals of classy guys: A Tennesee man is accused of stealing a woman's car to use on a date with her godsister that same night, the Commercial Appeal reports. Kelton Griffin, 21, allegedly took out Faith Pugh last weekend in her black Volvo because he had no wheels himself. "He just out of the blue texted me and asked me to go out," Pugh tells WREG. And when they did, she says, "he asked me could I go in the gas station for him to get a cigar." Emerging from said station, she saw no Griffin and no car. Picked up by her mother, Pugh says she got a text from her godsister—saying Griffin had asked her on a date.

Pugh and her mom apparently followed them via GPS on her godsister's phone, and found the pair watching a movie at a drive-in. "He let her drive," says Pugh, "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." Griffin was soon arrested by Memphis police and charged with property theft, per Lex 18. Police say he's been arrested before, for robbing a restaurant with two other men in 2016. Seems Pugh isn't exactly waiting for his call: "I hope he's in jail for a long time," she says. "I never want to speak to him ever again." (More Tennessee stories.)

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