Police: California couple left bikes in yard to lure thieves, beat them with bats and post videos to YouTube


VISALIA, Calif. (KTLA) – On Wednesday, police arrested a man and woman who they say left a bicycle unattended in the front yard of their California home, then attacked would-be thieves who tried to steal it with baseball bats and posted videos of the assaults to YouTube in recent months.

Corey Cornutt, 25, and Savannah Grillot, 29, were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy in connection with the series of at least four beatings, which took place between July and November near their home, according to the Visalia Police Department.

“In the videos, it appears as if the suspects planted a bicycle in the front yard of their residence, unsecured, and waited for someone to try and steal the bicycle,” police said in a written statement.  “Once someone tried to steal the bike, the suspects would rush from the house and assault the individual with a baseball bat.”

The four victims identified in the investigation suffered injuries described as not life-threatening.


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