Decorated flower planter box

Grieving Man Arrested for Leaving Flowers at Fiancée’s Grave After She Died in Car Crash: Report

The arrest warrant was reportedly signed by the deceased woman’s father

An Alabama man was reportedly arrested last month on littering charges for leaving flowers at his late fiancée gravesite.

WTVM reported that Hannah Ford, 27, died in a car crash on January 17, 2021, one month after she got engaged to Winchester Hagans. Hagans claimed his late fianceé preferred living flowers over cut flowers, so he left a planter box at her grave.

“Even though she is gone I promised her I would never bring her cut flowers again,” he told the news outlet.

The planter box was filled with Ford’s favorite flowers and decorated with pictures of her and Hagans. Hagans reportedly asked the city if he was allowed to keep the planter box at the grave, and he was told they would not take any action unless the decedent’s family complains.

So it came as a shock to Hagans when he was recently arrested for putting the planter box at Ford’s grave. WTVM reported that Ford’s father signed the warrant for Hagans’ arrest, which was for criminal littering.

Hagans alleged that Ford’s father never reached out to him before he was arrested. Ford’s father has not yet publicly commented on the incident.

Hagans told WTVM, “I just want to be able to put flowers by my fianceé’s grave.”

For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast. Listen to the latest episode:

Join Nancy Grace for her new online video series designed to help you protect what you love most — your children.

[Featured image: Winchester Hagans, Hannah Ford/Instagram]