Vigilante Couple Lured Thieves, Beat Them With Bats, And Posted Videos To YouTube

Vigilante Couple Lured Thieves, Beat Them With Bats, And Posted Videos To YouTube

A California couple was arrested after they allegedly lured bicycle thieves to their back yard, beat them with baseball bats, and posted videos of their attack on YouTube. Corey Cornutt, 25, and Savannah Grillot, 29, thought they were getting revenge on criminals but ended up becoming criminals themselves.

  1. Cornutt and Grillot claimed they’d been robbed. The couple said that their car was burgled on the very first night they spent in their home in Visalia, with another burglar breaking into the vehicle only a few days later. While this did make them more cautious, it also gave them a taste for revenge.
  2. They decided to be a bit more “proactive.” They took their hyper-vigilance to the next level and left the bike out for the would-be thieves. When they came to steal it, the couple would beat the criminals with baseball bats and then post the clips online.
  3. Cornutt and Grillot got away with it for months. They continually used the same bait and attack plan for months on end before they were eventually taken into custody. It was later revealed that they’d inflicted non-life-threatening injuries on four different people between July and November 2019, according to a statement from the Visalia Police Department.
  4. The couple was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy. However, none of the alleged thieves were ever prosecuted since Cornutt and Grillot never actually reported the thefts to police.
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