'Stalker' Arrested For Harassment Sent Man 159,000 Texts After One Date
A woman arrested for harassment allegedly sent a man more than 159,000 texts - having only dated him once.
Jacqueline Ades, from Phoenix, Arizona, met the man on a dating app, but he said he didn't want to see her again after their first date.
In the 10-month period that followed, it was initially thought she had sent just the 65,000 texts to the unnamed victim. However, it has since transpired that there were more than 159,000 messages sent - and some of them were extremely disturbing.
The man first called the police when he saw her parked outside his house in July 2017. He also reported to police that she had returned in December 2017.
The 31-year-old was arrested the following May 2018 after she was found bathing in his bath; a large butcher's knife was also found in the passenger seat of her car.
According to The Arizona Republic Newspaper, when asked to explain herself by officers, she said: "I guess that I made up a whole scenario in my head where I live here, so I came here and pretended that's what was happening."
Police said Ades was 'showing signs of mental illness'.
The beautician sent the man more than 500 messages on some days. Occasionally, these messages could be extremely unsettling:
"I'd make sushi outta ur kidneys n chopsticks outta ur hand bones"
"oh what would I do w ur blood! Id wanna bathe in it"
"don't ever try to leave me... I'll kill you"
When interrogated by police, Ades said that 'something came over her' when she sent the more violent threats and she never meant to hurt or scare the man.
She said: "It's OK if that's how (he) feels," Ades said. "Somebody else should love him. He has so much to love. He's so cute. I can't believe I scared him."
Speaking from the police station after her arrest, she told ABC15 she was looking for her 'healing angel'.
She said: "I felt like I met my soul mate and I thought we would just do what everybody else did and we would get married and everything would be fine."
Ades is currently being held without bond at Maricopa County Jail, Arizona, and has pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking and criminal trespass. She is due to face trial on 5 February.
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