A Bedford Man Drives 1,000 Miles to Win Back His Ex, Gets Arrested for Planting Recording Device in Her Bedroom

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Ronald Dale Acker
It should have been apparent to Ronald Dale Ackers that his ex-girlfriend wants nothing to do with him. Even if she never used those exact words, the mere fact that she left him behind in Bedford, Texas while she established permanent residence in Jonesborough, Tennessee should have sent the message loud and clear.

Yet there he was on Friday when cops showed up, sitting in his vehicle on a small-town Tennessee Main Street just out of view of his former lover's new home.

The woman, who isn't named in a report by the Johnson County Press, had called police after arriving home and tracing the orange glow emanating from behind her bed to a digital recorder attached to her headboard. She spotted Acker a few minutes later snooping around another building on the property.

According to an affidavit, Acker explained to police that he'd driven from Bedford (the Johnson City Press puts the trip at 1,500 miles, but it's actually closer to 1,000), convinced his ex-girlfriend's landlord to let him into her place, and planted the recorder. The scratches on his arms and legs were from crawling around in her bushes, he said.

He was arrested on charges of stalking and aggravated burglary and remains in the Washington County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

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blankcur1
blankcur1

How do you get charged with Burglary when you break in a leave something?

Mervis
Mervis

Middle name Dale. Enough said.

jjoker01
jjoker01

This sounds like a bad country song.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Any word on whether or not he was wearing Depends to avoid rest stops?

jamessavik
jamessavik

A new contestant on America's Most UN-Wanted.

Thanks for playing.


James Savik
James Savik

a new contestant on America's most Un-wanted

wcvemail
wcvemail

This guy not only missed the clue train when it pulled out of his station with a last, mournful whistle, he actually followed the tracks to Tennessee.

We need Bobby Bare (Sr) to write the song. I would have picked Weird Al, but Texas and Tennessee - gotta be C/W.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

WOW ! And I wouldn't even cross the street to Pee on my EX if she was on fire ....

ryan762
ryan762

Rookie mistake getting a recorder that lights up.

Lisa Reid West
Lisa Reid West

Oh, that's much worse than just driving past their house.

lewbowski300
lewbowski300

What, no video? I don't even know why we have news any more.

NewsDog
NewsDog

Aint love grand?  

Susan Durham
Susan Durham

Incidentally, this is NOT how a man who loves you behaves.

Ihatetoast Katy
Ihatetoast Katy

um. and what about the landlord? if his name is not on the lease, why did he get access?

Jimmy Wright
Jimmy Wright

you know a gopro you can turn off of the indicators and still record not that I ever would do that.

mcdallas
mcdallas topcommenter

seems legit


DirtyP1
DirtyP1

@ryan762 Black electrical tape. They put those lights on there because most of us want to make sure we're recording.

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