There was maybe an hour left in Valentine's Day -- that annual occasion when sweethearts swap love notes and chocolates and shower one another with affection -- and Jarvis Williams was bleeding.
What his girlfriend heaped on him Sunday night, Williams told the police, was far from romantic.
She stabbed him, he said, in his left arm and shoulder.
About 11 p.m., a Bibb County sheriff's deputy found the wounded Williams at an apartment on Atlantic Avenue in Macon's Bellevue community, around the corner from where the assault happened on Case Street.
"Why would your girlfriend cut you?" the deputy asked.
The 37-year-old Williams, according to the deputy's write-up, said he didn't know.
The deputy inquired further.
"Did she catch you cheating?" the deputy asked.
"Well," Williams replied, "yeah."
Williams said he had bought his girlfriend some Valentine's balloons and given them to her earlier in the day. Sunday night, he took those same balloons and gave them to another girlfriend down the road, the report said.
The first girlfriend, the report went on, found out: "Williams stated that when he was walking back home he passed (the first girlfriend's) house on Case Street (and) she came out and stabbed him."
Williams dashed to a friend's apartment on Atlantic, between Brookdale Avenue and Mumford Road, and called for help.
Williams declined to press charges. He was being treated Monday at a city hospital for wounds that were not considered life-threatening.
To contact writer Joe Kovac Jr., call 744-4397.