Worst First Date Ever Lands Woman a Night in Jail


jail cellThere are first dates from hell, then there are first dates that get you a night in jail. Poor Leah Gibbs, 23, thought she had met a nice, normal guy on Facebook and had agreed to go on a date with him -- the plan was to meet at his house to watch a movie and get to know one another. But when Leah showed up at his place, things took an odd turn. Adam Minton, 21, insisted that they put the movie-watching on hold for a bit. He needed her to drive him to a "friend's place" really fast, for you know, a really quick errand.

What happens next is the stuff Lifetime movies are made of.

Leah behind the wheel and Adam in the passenger seat, he asked her to pull over into a shopping center near his hometown in South Wales. He got out of the car and left Leah, clueless as to what the hell was going on, in the car for about four or five minutes.

He returned in a tizzy and yelled "Go! Go! Go!" as soon as he shut his car door. Leah quickly sped off and they went back to his place, where she decided the date was over. As Adam tried to apologize and get her to come inside ... that's when the cops showed up and arrested them both.

Adam had apparently gone into a betting establishment in the shopping center and had robbed the clerk at knife point. He had stolen about $400 before getting into his getaway car, driven by the unwitting Leah. The clerk was able to give police Adam's plate numbers, and they caught up with him pretty fast.

After spending the night in jail, trying to convince the police of her innocence, Leah was finally let go after Adam corroborated that she had nothing to do with the crime. Adam's been in jail now for over four years.

I've heard of bad dates, but being conned into being a getaway driver has got to rank among the worst dates ever. I thought I had a bad one once when my date spilled his drink on me, but Leah's takes the cake.

Have you ever had a really bad first date?

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xavie... xavierlogan09

I don't understand why she would go to his house on the first date and if it is the first time she met him. Especially since she met him on facebook. 

nonmember avatar Jane

You don't meet a guy on Facebook, then go to his house to get to know one another better. That's also the stuff Lifetime movies are made of.

dirti... dirtiekittie

@xavierlogan - my thoughts exactly!! who goes to someone's house for a first date when they're a stranger?

as for bad first dates... i once went out with a guy when i was much younger; we were introduced by mutual friends and we agreed to meet at the mall. he was a nice guy, good looking, smart and witty. all was going well when we decided to take the date to somewhere a little less uhh, mall-ish... lol we go out to his car, and he says "oh hey, check this out! i've got this hobby..." and then opens his trunk, where he shows me a large, crested sword. yeah ladies, a SWORD. he then follows it with stories of his 6 others at home that he polished religiously -  and oh, would i like to go to his house and check them out?  i suddenly felt 'flu-ish' and had to go home... and didn't see the guy again! LOL

Jessica Moseley

I met my husband over myspace. He asked me if I wanted to Hang out and he came picked me up and we went to his place. We didn't have any mutual friends or anything, So it's not unheard of. That dude was obviously wacked though lol.

momav... momavanessa

I met my husband on myspace as well. We met at a public place though!

That is crazy!!

nonmember avatar CB

That poor girl. I'm glad the guy had the decency to vouch that she wasn't involved rather than trying to drag her down with him. And what an idiot. All that for 4OO whopping dollars...woohoo! jackpot!

AngiDas AngiDas

The rule for a first date is you meet in a public place. Always. It is a way to keep yourself safe.

harym... harymarshman

Ok I don't care about the not meeting in a public place, I didn't meet my now fiance in a public place. What I don't get is why did she speed off like a mad woman after he came running back to the car? I would have jumped out and told him to go ef himself.

Justin Martin

What does it really matter if you don't meet at his house on a first date?

Most of the really crazy, homicidal crazies seem perfectly normal. At the bottom of my post will be an interesting link, of a schizophrenic serial killer shaking hands with the first lady.

I guess you can root out all the people who are obviously crazy, but they might just be nervous. Its the ones that seem normal you should probably be worried about. ;)


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