BAKER – A woman who went to a neighbor’s house to get a jack because her car tire was flat returned to find the other three had been flattened as well.

She told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies that she believed her live-in boyfriend had flattened her tires.

The vehicle actually belonged to her mother, she told deputies.

When deputies asked the boyfriend if he’d flattened the tires, he said he had done it intentionally to keep her from leaving. He also pointed to a 2 x 6 board with screws sticking out of it and said that’s what he’d used, according to his arrest report.

He also cut the spark plug wires to keep her from leaving.

The 33-year-old man was charged with criminal mischief.