Woman Locks Boyfiend in Her House for Three Days to Prevent Him from Cheating

An extremely jealous woman in Argentina was recently arrested for keeping her boyfriend a prisoner in her house for three days to make sure he didn’t cheat on her.

On Saturday, police in the Argentinian city of La Plata rescued a 29-year-old man from a locked room in his girlfriend’s house. He claimed to have been locked in there for over 72 hours following an argument with his girlfriend of six months, who happened to be extremely jealous. After uninstalling WhatsApp from his phone and then smashing it against the floor to prevent him from talking to other women, the unnamed woman reportedly locked the man in a room. She kept him there for three days straight, until he was somehow able to steal her phone and text a friend for help.

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When police arrived at the house on Villa Ponsati Street, in La Plata, they could hear the desperate man screaming for help from the locked room, so they arrested his 30-year-old girlfriend and gave him back his freedom. The man told them that his girlfriend had been jealous since the beginning of their relationship, going as far as to set a ‘time of return’ whenever he went out with his friends.

“She threatened me that if I didn’t arrive at such and such a time or another, she would come to wherever I was to look for me,” the man told police, adding that her jealousy only got worse as time went by.

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The victim said that she told him that he was keeping him locked up to make sure he didn’t cheat on her. It’s not clear how he managed to get his hands on her mobile phone to text his friend, but had he not done so, he would probably still be in that room.

The jealous woman has been arrested and charged with “illegal deprivation of liberty”.