An unidentified 25-year-old woman recently contacted police because her boyfriend allegedly placed a padlock on her jeans to keep her faithful.
The unidentified 40-year-old boyfriend was taken into custody by police in Zacatlame, Mexico, reports CNN (video below).
He surrendered the key to the padlock so that the woman could finally relieve herself after waiting hours to use the bathroom.
According to police, the woman said her boyfriend had done this practice for years, but she was too afraid to report him or use scissors to cut her jeans.
Police initially charged the man with a misdemeanor, but had to release him because his girlfriend refused to press charges, noted News Channel 3.
Instead, the man signed a statement promising to never abuse his girlfriend.
Araceli Gonzalez, a women’s rights activist, blamed the the community and police, who had no choice but to release the man because the woman refused to cooperate in the prosecution.