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True Love, True Crime

Joseph Andrew Dekenipp escaped from an Arizona jail by climbing two walls and crawling through razor wire, all to meet his girlfriend on Valentines Day.

What'd you do for your sweetheart?

Sadly for romantics, Dekenipp, 40, — jailed since Jan. 10 on suspicion of vehicle theft, trafficking in stolen property, unlawful flight, and driving on a suspended license — was arrested after he arrived at the Gallopin' Goose Saloon & Grill, where he had just rendezvoused with his lady love.


Officials say he told other inmates he was broken hearted for having been away from his girlfriend for so long, but now faces additional time on an escape charge.

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