(NEWSER) – When Courtney Wilson and her girlfriend Taylor Guerrero visited Hawaii from California for the first time on vacation last March, they didn't realize they were about to be trapped on Oahu for six months. But on their second day, they went grocery shopping at Foodland Pupukea—and "we were holding hands and I was kissing her cheek," says Guerrero.

Those kisses allegedly perturbed uniformed, off-duty police officer Bobby Harrison, who they say told them "you don't know the difference between a motel and a grocery store" and said the store was going to hand them a trespass notice. Things spiraled from there: Wilson tried to call 911; Guerrero says she was shoved and kicked Harrison as she was falling. The women say they were roughed up, arrested, scolded in the basement of the market, and released on bail but required to stay on the island—for a period that lasted five months, until the prosecutor dropped the case, reports Hawaii News Now.

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