Couple Arrested For Baiting Bike Thieves Then Beating The F--k Out Of Them

Sandy Malone

Corey Curnutt and Savannah Grillot were arrested for baiting thieves with a bike and then beating them up with bats.

Visalia, CA – A California couple were arrested after they repeatedly baited thieves with an unlocked bicycle in front of their house and then beat the bandits with baseball bats after they caught them stealing.

The crazy altercations began shortly after 25-year-old Corey Curnutt and 29-year-old Savannah Grillot moved into a home on Dove Avenue in May or June of 2019, KFSN reported.

Neighbor Kerris LeBeau, who lives directly across the street, said her new neighbor’s car was broken into the very first night it was parked in their driveway.

The incident was captured by LeBeau’s security cameras, KFSN reported.

LeBeau said their car was broken into again a few days later and that’s when Curnutt and Grillot vowed to put a stop to it.

"And then after that he was like, 'Well screw this we're going to take the neighborhood, we're not going to let [them] take us'," LeBeau told KFSN.

She said that Curnutt and Grillot would put an unlocked bicycle in their front yard and watch through their Ring doorbell camera for someone to take it.

LeBeau said that when somebody fell for the bait and snagged the bike, the couple would run out of the house with baseball bats, chase down the suspect, and beat the thief bloody, KFSN reported.

They posted the videos of what Curnutt referred to as his ““crazy adventure … catching criminals, and training to be a professional fighter!” on social media, CNN reported.

The videos have since been removed from Facebook and YouTube.

LeBeau said that Curnutt and Grillot initially had a lot of support from neighbors, but that it trickled off as people saw they “started to bait them and do it for other reasons," according to KFSN.

"There would be blood in the street or on the sidewalks the next day," she explained.

LeBeau described the experience as “a lot” and said they eventually approached the couple and asked them to knock it off, KFSN reported.

"We had mentioned, 'Maybe it's not the best idea, you're kind of bringing them into the neighborhood that might not be here otherwise'. And it was a lot, it was every night, and just a lot of activity," LeBeau says.

Visalia Police arrested Curnutt and Grillot on Wednesday, KFSN reported.

Charges have not yet been filed against the couple who bailed out of jail immediately.

Police said they believed Curnutt and Grillot had beaten at least four thieves with bats but LeBeau said the number was much higher than that, according to KFSN.

She said the couple moved out of the neighborhood a month before they were arrested.

A spokesman from Naval Air Station Lemoore confirmed that Grillot is a U.S. Navy sailor, KFSN reported.

The spokesman said that Grillot and her dependent were both arrested on base on Jan. 8.

Comments (78)
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flybynight
flybynight

Assault bats are really starting to become a problem. The government may need to step in. Start arresting people for carelessly leaving a bat laying around so that just anyone has access to it. Major sarc.

DNW
DNW

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

I can't help but wonder if better bat control at the federal level ...

Propolice
Propolice

Can’t believe the neighbor said they were bringing in thieves by leaving a bike outside. What rights do we have left?

Laughriot
Laughriot

Should be getting medals

Anomie88
Anomie88

I understand their frustration, but committing aggravated assault over a bike is just dumb. Their are plenty of other ways to get them that doesn't involve you getting arrested.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I wonder if stricter federal bat regulations could have prevented this #allBatsMatter

bronx163
bronx163

Love it.

Were the bats registered and have serial numbers. LOLOLOL

FUCKING IDIOT LIBERALS.

PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS FIND WEAPONS TO USE.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Hey, here's a solution to avoid a bat beating....don't steal from people!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The couple got off light. A friend of mine, many years ago caught a guy stealing his car stereo. He chased the guy to his car. The guy reached in his car, to grab the gun on the front seat and shot him.Interestingly enough, years later I ran into him in a bar and he had become a cop. Moral of the story... nobody is tougher than a gun.

NoBackupNearby
NoBackupNearby

She's 29 years old and in the Navy. I'll feel safe when she's deployed because I know she'll take care of business and won't take any crap from the enemy.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Unfortunately, the video is not that great, as it only shows the suspect being chased by people with bats, not the beating...

The first link with video says that they may have done this four times..

Quite the effective vigilantes. I wonder if it is even legal in California for a Civilian to use physical force to restrain a petty thief. Hope so.

DR226
DR226

BAT Beat A Thief

gfc1963
gfc1963

Nothing wrong with what they did. Don't want to get a beating? Don't fucking steal then!!

BanditOne
BanditOne

I see nothing wrong with that. Ca's liberal laws do NOTHING to discourage crime. Prop. 47 allows thieves still up to $950 as a misd. and most counties won't let you book misd's lack of special conditions. Priors no longer count on sentencing which allows thieves to steal all they want and even if caught everytime the priors won't count. Then when they plea guilty to 90 days or less out just means they get processed and released as time served. Just so pathetic. I say give this couple a medal. Hopefully they start a go-fund for their defense fees.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Don’t be a Useless feck’n human and steal other peoples’ things, you won’t get your ass beaten!

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

The whole premise of being “baited” to commit a crime is a crock of shit. If it is’t yours don’t touch it.

bryantrent
bryantrent

The couple did the right thing

GForce48
GForce48

Wrong message for sure...the emphasis should be on the thieves and what they did and that citizens took action to thwart them!

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

"We had mentioned, 'Maybe it's not the best idea, you're kind of bringing them into the neighborhood that might not be here otherwise'. And it was a lot, it was every night, and just a lot of activity," LeBeau says.

since when were they bringing in the thieves? thieves roam wherever idiots leave things in there front yard! it is best to know your neighborhood and know you can't leave things laying around that will be gone the next day! alarms and motion lights are a very good deterrent.

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

There’s no justice in California so it’s a great and wonderful thing to take justice in your hand, such as A BAT

sanman899
sanman899

I support the beatdown now. CA has become a democrat criminal heaven cesspool.

Cartgal
Cartgal

So having a bicycle in your driveway is now considered baiting?

Stanracer
Stanracer

Good for them. Some people need a little instant justice. Not going to get it anywhere else. Especially not in Calicrazy.

colonelorville
colonelorville

I really don't like the idea of beating anyone senseless. But in California and New York the thieves don't get locked up. So why arrest the Vigilantes?

RC427
RC427

A California city already put laws on the books about at a years ago. It hurt Little League Baseball teams and games more than it did anything to crime.

daddyooo
daddyooo

This is one of those.... sometimes doing the right thing isn't the right thing... sadly

maxx1676
maxx1676

Play with fire...sometimes you get burnt.

61mouse
61mouse

Why admit you baited them

sizzle937
sizzle937

Sure thing

ikaika
ikaika

You have the right to leave your possessions on your property. Why is that considered baiting? I can put my own bike wherever I want. This is like saying a woman deserves to be raped because she wears short skirts. She can wear whatever she wants. If a jerk attacks her and she beats the daylights out of him, good for her.

I see this as a form of community policing.

61mouse
61mouse

Yep just like drugs . Don't do drugs and you won't have to worry about overdosing

50wt
50wt

So what is the problem? The should be commended for doing what the Cops and Courts will not do.

Da$
Da$

How about a gallon of orange paint and a pillow full of feathers?

Hi_estCommieDenom
Hi_estCommieDenom

This is a direct result of the 'Criminal Justice Reform' pushed by bleeding heart liberals. You're going to see more and more of this happening

Louise S
Louise S

Yeah..how dare they get support for punishing thieves...I'd say the thieves deserved it all no matter how hard they got boo-boos from the property owners

Justaguy1954
Justaguy1954

California is a lot different for sure.

SortaRican
SortaRican

I fail to see a problem here....

Morgana
Morgana

Nothing like the feel and audible sound of a good high-end wood bat cracking the skull of some thieving mofo. Aluminum bats just have a tinny ping when skull cracking. But solid maple . . . now that's where it is at.


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