Georgia gets 10 year prison term for handcuffing himself to female colleague

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Catoosa County, GA, United States (4E) – A 25-year-old man from Dalton, Georgia who handcuffed himself to a female co-worker in an attempt to get a date received Monday a ten year sentence, including four years in jail.

It was reported that on August 2011, Jason Earl Dean handcuffed himself to an 18-year-old woman colleague at the Taco Bell in Ringgold to convince her to go out with him, after failing to get her attention for a month.

Lookout Mountain assistant district attorney Alan Norton said Catoosa County Superior Court Judge Ralph Van Pelt sentenced Dean to four years in jail, followed by six years on probation.

Dean waited outside the fast-food restaurant until the woman finished her shift at 9 p.m. and cuffed himself to her as she stepped into her car.

After fellow workers heard the woman screaming and rushed to her rescue, Dean took flight.

Police arrested him two days after the handcuffing incident.

Catoosa News stated the 18-year-old claimed Dean had been making passes at her for a month before the incident, asking her for a date.

Dean entered a blind guilty plea for the false imprisonment charge and was sentenced to four years in jail and six year on probation with specific conditions, revealed Norton.

He was also ordered not to contact the victim or her family.

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