Drunk Love, $600 of Meat, and a Plan Gone Wrong

Thief wanted to get arrested

By Matt Bartosik
|  Saturday, Dec 5, 2009  |  Updated 8:55 AM PDT
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Girlfriend Tries to "Meat" Her Man in Jail

Meat me on the other side.

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An Illinois woman, drunk with love, wasn't going to let a few prison bars get between her and her beloved boyfriend.

According to police reports, Brandi Peterson, 23, came up with a plan to visit her incarcerated boyfriend outside of the jail's designated visiting hours.

Peterson, from Aledo, went to a Hy-Vee supermarket in Galesburg (2030 E Main St) and walked out with a shopping cart filled with nearly $600 worth of meat. A store employee spotted her outside at about 7:20 p.m. and persuaded Peterson to return to the store without incident.

When police arrived, Peterson—who appeared intoxicated—explained to them that she stole the meat in hopes of getting arrested. She wanted to get put behind bars with her boyfriend at the Knox County Jail.

Couldn't she just write a letter?

Well, Peterson did get arrested on a single charge of retail theft, and she is being held at the Knox County Jail.

But unfortunately for her, women and men are segregated at the jail.

Oops. So much for her plan.

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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