Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

This couple were too busy kissing to notice an armed robbery

bar.JPG

A wise man named Keanu Reeves once said, “It's fun to be hopelessly in love. It's dangerous, but it's fun.”

He’s right, of course, as he is about so many things (apart from perhaps his reported belief in human spontaneous combustion, but we’ll leave that for another day). In today’s dangerous-but-fun-but-really-actually-quite-dangerous love news, an American couple were so busy kissing at a bar on Sunday night that they failed to notice an armed robbery taking place around them.

The unidentified couple were on a date at The Tap Inn in Billings, Montana, on April 11. CCTV footage released by the bar shows the pair perched on barstools, doing that thing that only really happens in the earliest stages of a dalliance, where you sort of lean woozily towards each other, gazing syrup-faced into one another’s eyes. (Since they were in a bar, it’s probably fair to assume that some alcohol had been consumed at this point.) They have a little snog.

And then three masked robbers, dressed all in black, come bursting through the bar doors. These people have guns, and they’re pointing them at the guy behind the bar. The barman frantically opens up the till and hands over the cash; the bar’s other patrons all put their hands in the air, as you would.

But not our lovebirds! Oh, no. They don’t even notice. They carry right on canoodling, only surfacing for air as the robbers flee. At this point, the woman looks curiously over her shoulder. “Huh,” you can almost see her thinking. “Those armed, balaclava-d men are leaving in an awful rush. I wonder what they wanted?”

Can we just process this story for a second? This couple, this human man and woman, fancied each other so much that they either didn’t notice, or didn’t care, that guns were being waved around approximately two feet from them. Forget Romeo and Juliet; we're even over Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, our favourite celebrity crush (look, they’re both just really good at dancing, OK). This, right here? This is love.   

Or maybe, living in a state where firearms can be carried openly without a license, they’re just not particularly bothered by guns. But that’s not so romantic.

No one was harmed in the incident, and police are still looking for the three robbery suspects.

Related

mikael theimer 4.jpeg

Photographer captures tender moments of everyday affection

brad-and-angelina.jpg

The way you kiss could reveal everything about your relationship

iStock_000064706485_Medium.jpg

What you need to know about the true-crime drama gripping America

iStock_000087061421_Large.jpg

This is how much sex you need to be happy, according to science

306_tablet_feat_sexistdating_lead_v1.jpg

It’s 2016 not 1950. So why is dating still so sexist?

dobbs 4.jpg

The couple who sold their house to fund a round-the-world honeymoon

breakfast at tiffanys.jpg

This is the real reason we close our eyes when we kiss

megan and tocco airbnb 2.jpg

Meet the couples who fell in love on Airbnb

dean strang.jpg

Making A Murderer fans rejoice; Dean Strang is getting his own show

Comments

More

Watch Emma Stone bravely open up about her lifelong anxiety battle

‘I didn’t think I’d ever be able to move away from home’

by Kayleigh Dray
28 Apr 2017

Sadie Frost opens up about her “crippling” anxiety and panic attacks

“Certain situations become crippling”

by Kayleigh Dray
28 Apr 2017

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s surprisingly honest selfie advice

The supermodel has an important message for everyone on social media

by Kayleigh Dray
28 Apr 2017

Ellen DeGeneres on how homophobic attacks damaged her mental health

“I was really, really in a deep depression”

by Kayleigh Dray
28 Apr 2017

This 101-year-old athlete can’t stop winning gold medals (and hearts)

Man Kaur took home a clutch of gold medals at the World Masters Games

27 Apr 2017

Emmy Rossum pens powerful essay about single mothers

“She was always enough. She is enough”

by Kayleigh Dray
27 Apr 2017

Susanna Reid clashes with Piers Morgan about stretch marks

Reid's body-positive comments were shut down by Morgan.

by Hayley Spencer
26 Apr 2017

Beyoncé is offering to pay for women to go to university

She'll be paying the way for four Formation scholars

by Hayley Spencer
26 Apr 2017

Emma Watson on “incredibly dangerous” social media

“I set even more boundaries than I had before”

by Kayleigh Dray
26 Apr 2017

Brie Larson: Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence “saved my life”

“That support was everything”

by Kayleigh Dray
26 Apr 2017