A hired hit man in Brazil never got the job done.
Instead, he fell in love with his victim and conjured a plan to fake her death with the help of some ketchup, the U.K. Daily Mail reports.
Carlos Roberto de Jesus was hired by Maria Nilza Simoes to murder Iranildes Aguiar Araujo, whom she suspected of having an affair with her husband.
But the plan went awry when de Jesus fell in love at first sight with his intended victim and confessed the plot.
The pair then conjured up a plan to fool his employer into believing he had carried out the hit by taking photos of Araujo in a ripped shirt, taped mouth, tied hands, and with her body smothered in ketchup with a machete under her armpit, pretending to be dead.
The picture was then sent to the wife saying he had killed her.
But the ruse was discovered three days later when Simoes saw the hired assassin kissing the very woman he was supposed to have killed, the U.K. Daily Mail reports.
She then went to the police to complain he had stolen $1,000 from her.
Detectives say they were amazed when de Jesus confessed to the whole story.
“In eight years of policing I've never heard anything like it," Sheriff Lima told the U.K. Daily Mail.
The hitman and his “victim" face extortion charges and the woman who hired him faces charges of making threats to kill.