Four individuals who met on a dating Website ended up in jail Monday night after their first date did not go quite as planned.
Tiffany Reine (DOB 12/26/1977; 39716 W. Sam Arnold Loop, Ponchatoula) and Melissa Almanza (DOB 7/14/1976; 14183 T. Hardy Drive, Hammond) met up with Charles Todd (DOB 4/28/1980: 112 Piney Wood Acres Drive, Madison, Tenn.) and Anthony Wilson (DOB 11/28/1976; 9204 Cindy Drive, Westwego) on the Madisonville side of Tchefuncte Riverfront at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
The four spent time at two different restaurants/bars in the area, then boarded a yacht that was tied to the dock along Water Street in Madisonville. At approximately 9:00 p.m., the group started the watercraft’s engines, which caused it to break free from its moorings and travel across the Tchefuncte River. Before coming to rest, the boat struck another yacht, a smaller boat and a pier.
The four individuals then fled on foot.
Reine entered one of the homes along Riverwalk Drive and was confronted by residents. She then entered the garage of a second residence and started up a vehicle that she found there in an apparent attempt to flee, but was soon apprehended by arriving deputies.
Almanza was caught on video surveillance walking up the stairs at a third residence, where she shattered the front door window of that home with a flower pot. She jumped from the porch of that residence and fled on foot.
At some point, Almanza got into a vehicle with the two men and drove into Tangipahoa Parish. They were located later Monday night by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies at Reine’s Ponchatoula residence and were taken into custody.
Investigators are still assessing the damage caused during this incident and attempting to contact the various owners.
The four individuals have been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
14:62.3 unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling
14:62.2 simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling
27-14:62.3 attempted unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling
40:1238.1 possession of a legend drug without a prescription (Viagra)