A woman arrested for allegedly stalking a man sent him more than 159,000 text messages including some of a threatening nature.
31-year-old Jacquelyn Ades from Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested in May, 2018, on counts of stalking and criminal trespassing.
At the time it was thought she had sent the unnamed victim, who she met on a dating site and went on a single date with, 65,000 texts over the course of 10 months, but this was confirmed as an underestimation. fact more than double that number.
As reported by The Arizona Republic, which has seen police reports and hours of footage from police body-worn cameras, Ades’ messages threatened violence and dismemberment.
The licensed beautician sent the man increasingly alarming messages including one which read ‘I’d make sushi outta ur kidneys n chopsticks outta ur hand bones’.
Another disturbing text read ‘oh what would I do w ur blood! Id wanna bathe in it’.
After their date the man told Ades he was not interested in pursuing a relationship with her but despite this she continued to send text messages, sometimes up to 500 a day.
He contacted the police in July 2017 when he saw Ades parked outside his home. In April 2018 he spotted her again when he remotely checked his home surveillance video.
Once again calling the police to his home, they found Ades taking a bath in the man’s tub also discovering a large butcher knife in her car.
In response to police asking her to explain why she was in the man’s home, Ades 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’.
Following this incident Ades sent more threatening texts one of which said ‘don’t ever try to leave me… I’ll kill you’.
When Ades showed up at the man’s business pretending to be his wife in May, she was arrested with records suggesting the 31-year-old was ‘showing signs of mental illness’.
After her arrest, Ades told police she had no intention to hurt the man, claiming her disturbing messages were funny and that ‘something came over her’ when she sent the threatening ones.
Adding that she understands the man does not want to be with her, Ades said:
It’s OK if that’s how [he] feels. Somebody else should love him. He has so much to love. He’s so cute. I can’t believe I scared him.
When asked whether she thought the messages she sent were normal, Ades replied ‘No, I don’t think anything I say is normal’.
Scheduled to go on trial in February, Ades is currently being held without bond at Maricopa County Jail.
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.