Fruity romantic sparks police scare in York

Suspicious package? No, it was only a melon

Suspicious package? No, it was only a melon

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A MISGUIDED fruity gesture led to police being called to a quiet York street.

Officers were called to reports of a suspicious object left under the car of a resident in a street off Carr Lane, Acomb, last night.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said the resident had been on a date with a man but didn't want to continue their relationship, and the man then sent a text message to tell her he had left something under her car. Upon seeing the box, she became concerned, and phoned police at about 10.30pm.

Police attended and discovered a melon, a romantic letter and chocolates. They said they believed the package was an effort to win back the resident's affections.

What are the strangest romantic gestures you have given or received? Share your stories below....

 

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2:53pm Thu 24 Jul 14

TheTruthHurts says...

Lol, though he must have come across as a real nutter if she thought that he had left a bomb underneath her car!
Lol, though he must have come across as a real nutter if she thought that he had left a bomb underneath her car! TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 25

3:35pm Thu 24 Jul 14

CLAIRELAURAINE says...

Thought the concept of a "newspaper" was to inform readers of news? Must get onto the Press with a headline story......."thunder bug lands on laptop screen".
Thought the concept of a "newspaper" was to inform readers of news? Must get onto the Press with a headline story......."thunder bug lands on laptop screen". CLAIRELAURAINE
  • Score: -32

3:50pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Firedrake says...

My best chat-up line ever was "Would you like to come and see the Dead Sea Scrolls?" Well, we were in Jerusalem at the time ... it worked, too!
My best chat-up line ever was "Would you like to come and see the Dead Sea Scrolls?" Well, we were in Jerusalem at the time ... it worked, too! Firedrake
  • Score: -5

4:58pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Before we married, Mrs Turnoff's mother gave me a jar full of Players No 6 cigarette coupons to encourage our relationship. It must have worked as we've been happily married for nearly 41 years!

Sadly, my mother-in-law died from lung cancer several years ago.
Before we married, Mrs Turnoff's mother gave me a jar full of Players No 6 cigarette coupons to encourage our relationship. It must have worked as we've been happily married for nearly 41 years! Sadly, my mother-in-law died from lung cancer several years ago. Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 10

8:06pm Thu 24 Jul 14

holden79 says...

I gave my wife a pearl necklace.
I gave my wife a pearl necklace. holden79
  • Score: 12

9:02pm Thu 24 Jul 14

steaknchips says...

I recently went out with a girl who I really liked but unfortunately she didn't like me back, I tried leaving her a melon and chocolates with a card but to no avail, can only assume shes a lesbian
I recently went out with a girl who I really liked but unfortunately she didn't like me back, I tried leaving her a melon and chocolates with a card but to no avail, can only assume shes a lesbian steaknchips
  • Score: 33

9:50pm Thu 24 Jul 14

I'msohappy.com says...

CLAIRELAURAINE wrote:
Thought the concept of a "newspaper" was to inform readers of news? Must get onto the Press with a headline story......."thunder bug lands on laptop screen".
Lighten up for goodness sake!! it's not only depressing stories we like to read about, it's the ones that make us smile as well. It IS news and it's printed on paper so yes it can still be called a 'newspaper'
[quote][p][bold]CLAIRELAURAINE[/bold] wrote: Thought the concept of a "newspaper" was to inform readers of news? Must get onto the Press with a headline story......."thunder bug lands on laptop screen".[/p][/quote]Lighten up for goodness sake!! it's not only depressing stories we like to read about, it's the ones that make us smile as well. It IS news and it's printed on paper so yes it can still be called a 'newspaper' I'msohappy.com
  • Score: 19

12:07am Fri 25 Jul 14

aflaxensaxon says...

A melon! really? A melon? Oh. Wait..... What?
A melon! really? A melon? Oh. Wait..... What? aflaxensaxon
  • Score: -1

10:52am Fri 25 Jul 14

greatheckbrew says...

CLAIRELAURAINE wrote:
Thought the concept of a "newspaper" was to inform readers of news? Must get onto the Press with a headline story......."thunder bug lands on laptop screen".
It is the reporting of an event which actually happened unlike most of the media which simply rewrites press releases from our Lords and masters about what they are going to say in a speech tomorrow. THAT is not news. If the papers stick to reporting actual events we'll be a lot better off.
[quote][p][bold]CLAIRELAURAINE[/bold] wrote: Thought the concept of a "newspaper" was to inform readers of news? Must get onto the Press with a headline story......."thunder bug lands on laptop screen".[/p][/quote]It is the reporting of an event which actually happened unlike most of the media which simply rewrites press releases from our Lords and masters about what they are going to say in a speech tomorrow. THAT is not news. If the papers stick to reporting actual events we'll be a lot better off. greatheckbrew
  • Score: 4

12:41pm Fri 25 Jul 14

TipTop says...

holden79 wrote:
I gave my wife a pearl necklace.
Class.....did she enjoy it?
[quote][p][bold]holden79[/bold] wrote: I gave my wife a pearl necklace.[/p][/quote]Class.....did she enjoy it? TipTop
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Fri 25 Jul 14

holden79 says...

TipTop wrote:
holden79 wrote:
I gave my wife a pearl necklace.
Class.....did she enjoy it?
She wasn't sure about it at first, so I showed her some photos of other ladies with brand new pearl necklaces but by that point she'd lost hers.
[quote][p][bold]TipTop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holden79[/bold] wrote: I gave my wife a pearl necklace.[/p][/quote]Class.....did she enjoy it?[/p][/quote]She wasn't sure about it at first, so I showed her some photos of other ladies with brand new pearl necklaces but by that point she'd lost hers. holden79
  • Score: 4

2:27pm Fri 25 Jul 14

yorkmax99 says...

holden79 wrote:
I gave my wife a pearl necklace.
Thats so funny - lol....classic
[quote][p][bold]holden79[/bold] wrote: I gave my wife a pearl necklace.[/p][/quote]Thats so funny - lol....classic yorkmax99
  • Score: -3

3:43pm Fri 25 Jul 14

spottycow says...

Cant comment about NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE THE WAY ITS DEALT WITH THAT PUB LANDLORD = WHY NOT YORK PRESS
Cant comment about NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE THE WAY ITS DEALT WITH THAT PUB LANDLORD = WHY NOT YORK PRESS spottycow
  • Score: -1

5:27pm Fri 25 Jul 14

gerry1962 says...

spottycow wrote:
Cant comment about NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE THE WAY ITS DEALT WITH THAT PUB LANDLORD = WHY NOT YORK PRESS
Because it's still in the judicial system - end of!
[quote][p][bold]spottycow[/bold] wrote: Cant comment about NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE THE WAY ITS DEALT WITH THAT PUB LANDLORD = WHY NOT YORK PRESS[/p][/quote]Because it's still in the judicial system - end of! gerry1962
  • Score: 3

7:21pm Fri 25 Jul 14

pip007 says...

"Chocolates - check. Romantic letter - check. I'm forgetting something .. what can it be? Oh yes ..."
"Chocolates - check. Romantic letter - check. I'm forgetting something .. what can it be? Oh yes ..." pip007
  • Score: 3

10:33pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Ronald Crumble says...

The fruity sod ;)
The fruity sod ;) Ronald Crumble
  • Score: 3

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