He’ll be spending Valentine’s Day alone.
A Florida man is on the run after stealing one girlfriend’s outdated engagement ring so he might use it to propose to his other girlfriend, authorities mentioned.
Joseph Davis, 48, is needed on a grand theft cost after allegedly betraying two girlfriends he met on the relationship website OKCupid, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a press release Thursday.
He used the alias “Joe Brown” with one girlfriend, and “Marcus Brown” with the other, authorities mentioned.
Girlfriend No. 1 — who lives in Orange Metropolis, and who had dated Davis since 2015 — advised detectives she realized by some Fb sleuthing that Davis, a convicted felon, was engaged to the second lady.
Worse, she noticed on the second lady’s Fb web page that her rival was sporting an engagement ring and wedding ceremony band similar to her personal from a earlier marriage, in accordance to the sheriff’s workplace.
She checked her jewellery field and located her rings and other objects lacking. About $6,270 in property had been stolen from her in all, officers mentioned.
The girlfriend contacted Davis’ fiancée — who lives in Orlando and who had begun relationship him in 2016.
The second lady found she had additionally allegedly been stolen from. They joined forces and reported Davis to the authorities.
The second girlfriend reported her personal laptop computer and jewellery went lacking after Davis moved out of her residence, in accordance to authorities.
She additionally recalled Davis as soon as taking her to the primary girlfriend’s home in Orange Metropolis. The primary girlfriend was away at work on the time.
Davis claimed to the second girlfriend that the house was his and even requested her to transfer in there with him, she mentioned.
The second girlfriend packed up her personal residence and was prepared to transfer in, however then Davis advised her the deal fell by, officers mentioned.
Davis has a earlier rap sheet that features an energetic warrant in Oregon for a hit-and-run crash, home assault and possession of cocaine.
A brother of the Orlando lady posted in regards to the weird scenario on the sheriff’s Fb web page, writing, “Please everybody share this. My sister is the sufferer in Orland [sic] that was proposed to. He’s now making threats to our household.”
The girl and her household didn’t return messages.
Further reporting by Isabel Vincent