Maine Man Arrested After Illegally Crossing Into Canada On Air Mattress To See A Girl

Sounds like a great Lifetime movie plot.

Tommy Gimlerby Tommy Gimler
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Here’s a story that’s way less romantic after finding out the dude was old enough to run for Congress.

According to NBC New York, a 25-year-old Maine man was sentenced to two months in a Canadian jail after he illegally floated across the St. Croix River into Canada this week because he was “motivated by love.”

Authorities said they found John Michael Bennett in a fairly harmless state Wednesday, walking down a road in the Canadian province of New Brunswick “dripping wet.” But since he couldn’t gain legal authorization to be in Canada because of a “pending criminal mischief charge,” he was thrown in the clink and will be deported once his serves out his sentence.

Maine Man Arrested After Illegally Crossing Into Canada On Air Mattress To See A Girl

Photo: David De Lossy (Getty)

Photo: David De Lossy (Getty)

Bennett said he had a damn good reason to illegally cross the St. Croix into Canada. That reason? You guessed it: He was motivated by love, and he was trying to protect his pregnant fiancée from a violent ex-boyfriend.

If that was indeed the case, then we feel for the poor bastard and actually commend him for trying to be a hero. Unfortunately for him, none of us here at Mandatory are Canadian judges. Tough one, pal.

One Canadian border agent thought there were 52 United States: 12 Travelers Share The Weirdest Questions They Got Asked When Crossing The Canadian Border