DOCUMENT: Bizarre, Crime

Man Cuffs Self To Woman Who Declined Dates

Taco Bell employee pursued coworker for past month

AUGUST 11--A Georgia man who has been pestering a female coworker at Taco Bell for a date handcuffed himself to the woman in a bizarre incident that landed him in shackles and facing a felony false imprisonment rap.

Love-struck weirdo Jason Dean, 24, allegedly handcuffed the 18-year-old woman Monday night in the parking lot of the fast food joint in Ringgold, according to a police report. The teenager was freed after other Taco Bell workers convinced Dean, pictured in the mug shot at right, to release her.

The victim, cops reported, had repeatedly rebuffed Dean’s advances over the past month and even had her work shift changed to avoid her creepy would-be suitor.

When Dean was arrested last night, he was in possession of the pair of handcuffs believed to have been slapped on the coworker. (2 pages)