You know the situation, a standard helping of romcom stage-setting: boyfriend and girlfriend move into an apartment together but soon break up. Because they’re still handcuffed to a lease, lovers are forced to become roommates. Toss Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl into the mix, you’ve got date night gold.
But if you park this scenario down in Lorain, the results aren’t exactly PG-13.
22-year-old Vincent Priestas and his ex were in such a situation, sharing a Lorain address after the lovin’ had gone sour. Unfortunately for Priestas, the lady in question had shifted her affection over to 20-year-old Eric Seitz, according to the Morning Journal.
On Sunday, pre-dawn, Seitz and the woman were hanging out. Because of a family squabble, he couldn’t go home, so the pair went back to the woman’s residence. Once they got there, they discovered Priestas sleeping in his
girlfriend’s roommates’ bed. Not to be denied some spooning, the pair cuddled up on the couch.
At around 6 a.m., an unsuspecting Priestas woke up and walked out into the room, spotting the two on the couch. A lot was probably swimming through his head, options ranging from the turn-around sulk to the screaming-fit. Priestas turned his crazy up to 11, and, as Kanye West would have it, took Seitz to “that ghetto university.” He grabbed a knife and started stabbing.
Fortunately, Seitz and the girl got away; he was treated for lacerations and punctures, and has since been released. Priestas booked in a Pontiac Aztec post-assault. Police were called to the scene, and eventually the scorned lover turned himself in.