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How it all got started
Corom and I knew it was meant to be when we were arrested together… It was a few days after Christmas and we were driving back to Utah from Sacramento, California. I spent the Christmas holiday at Corom’s parent’s house so I could meet most of his family for the first time (Corom and I are both from California; I am from Ventura County and Corom is from Sacramento. We met in Utah doing the whole college school thing… we were both on the 10 year plan to finish our Bachelor degrees. :)). Anyways, back to the story, at this point of the road trip I was in the driver seat. We were just west of Elko, Nevada driving around 85 mph, the speed limit being 75 mph. There is a 3 to 4 mile stretch through Elko that the speed limit drops to 65 mph. I kept going at the same speed (which was about 85 to 90) through Elko and sure enough there was a highway patroller hiding out (Pig in a Blanket). tumblr_m7dppmGWHS1rqvefao1_500I saw the flashing lights behind and pulled the car over. The officer came to the window, asked for my driver’s license, registration and blah, blah, blah and returned to his car. No big deal, right? About 10 minutes goes by and 2 more patrol cars show up. Corom and I are becoming a little nervous and wondering what was going on. A few minutes later a couple of police officers show up to the window and said, “Jennifer, please step out of the vehicle. You have a warrant out for your arrest for a driving violation.” (I forgot to pay a speeding ticket 5 years prior to this arrest). I got out of the car and one of the officers put handcuffs
handcuffson me and put me in the back of his police car. I was a little freaked out. The officer was nice though, and was reassuring me that my boyfriend would come bail me out and it would be okay. The other officer ran Corom’s license (just a standard procedure) and of course another officer shows up. Corom ended up having a warrant out for his arrest for an unpaid speeding ticket 2 years prior to this night. He was handcuffed and put into a police car next to mine. We were both rolled up and taken in. We had the token mug shot photos, I had to strip down and put on one of their orange jump suits and we had to go in seperate cells. He went into one with the bars prison_cell1and I was put in a cell where I could not see anything (at least I was in there by myself and it was padded). Between the 2 of us, we had enough money to bail Corom out. This money was all in quarters that Corom had won on the way to Sacramento at Boom town in Reno. He gave it to me as a stocking stuffer (I have a weird feddish with loose change). Corom then headed out on foot because our car was impounded (and it was about 3 a.m. by now). He walked around until he found an ATM. (We also called his cousin, Dan, as we were getting arrested and he just so happened to be on his way to Sacramento from Utah.) His cousin found him about 4 a.m. and drove him to get $. Back at the jail, the officers behind the counter told me over and over that they see this all the time. The girlfriend bails the boyfriend out and he never returns. Oh great, I thought. Do I really know Corom? Well, when I finally did get bailed out and I saw that it was Corom, I knew that he was a keeper!!! Amongst all of this chaos the deputies gave me some free time out of my cell and in the process I was able to talk the deputies into letting me keep the beautiful mug shots. So we figured we would make the best out of the situation and the $1,000 loss and use the mug shots for our wedding invitation (which was unknown until 5 days after the fiasco when Corom proposed. He must have thought I was a keeper too!).

  1. I’ve been telling my husband about your blog for weeks. Last night I showed him this page and we were laughing so hard. We love your wedding invitation! He of course followed you right away 🙂

    • Thank you… I don’t know if this would be allowed or not but I thought about sending him on a Scavengar Hunt (for our 15th anniversary since I thought of this right after our 10 year or maybe I can do it sooner…) and having the hunt end in Elko, Nevada at the jail with something in the cell he was locked up in and something in the cell I was locked up in… Just something I have been thinking of… 🙂

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