RINGGOLD, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — Maybe he should have tried to run for the border.

A man receives a 10-year sentence for handcuffing himself to a female Taco Bell co-worker in an effort to get her to go on a date with him.

The Catoosa News reports Jason Earl Dean, 25, will spend the next four years behind bars and then six years on probation.

“It’s a split sentence,” Lookout Mountain assistant district attorney Alan Norton told the Catoosa News. “Four years is to be served in the department of corrections, while the remainder is to be served on probation with specific conditions.”

In August 2011, Dean waited outside for the female co-worker after failing to land a date with her the previous month. The Catoosa News reports that Dean handcuffed himself to her as she was trying to get inside her car.

Several Taco Bell co-workers helped out the unnamed woman as Dean fled before police arrived. He was arrested two days later.

Dean is also not allowed to have any contact with the victim as part of his sentencing.

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