When 23-year-old Jesse Dennis Dimmick (pictured) visited the Kansas home of newlyweds Jared and Lindsay Rowley last Saturday, they offered him a pillow, a blanket and something to drink. Dimmick eventually fell asleep. This would be a downright pastoral scene except for one detail: Dimmick was allegedly holding the couple hostage. As Dimmick napped, the pair escaped unharmed.
According to the police, Dimmick was on the run from authorities in connection to a homicide in Colorado and burglaries in three other states when he crashed a stolen car onto the front yard of the Rowley's home and forced his way inside. The couple befriended the intruder and sent text messages to friends, who passed along the messages to the cops. After sending Dimmick to dreamland, the couple fled and police stormed the house.
While unharmed, the victims were subjected to an almost unspeakable torture:
Another aunt, Janet Sage Bruce, said the couple were watching a movie and didn't know authorities had surrounded their home until they fled.
"They were watching 'Patch Adams' on the TV," she said.