'Nightmare Date' Hounded Man Beyond Belief: Cops

Police release body-cam footage of Jacqueline Ades
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2019 10:00 AM CST
Woman Hounded Man With 159K Texts: Police
This undated booking photo provided by Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff’s Office shows Jacqueline Claire Ades.   (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Think 65,000 unwanted text messages constitute stalking? Try 159,000, with threats to boot—at least according to police documents. Jacqueline Ades has already been charged with stalking and criminal trespassing for allegedly hounding a man she dated once after meeting him on a dating website for millionaires called Luxy, per the Arizona Republic. But newly obtained documents and body-cam footage from police in Paradise Valley, Arizona, are adding to the portrait of a woman on the edge. "Why is this happening to me?" Ades said as she was arrested in April 2018 for apparently bathing in the man's house while he was away. "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."

Arrested a month later for ducking court hearings, she told officers a "story of love" involving the theory of relativity and trumpeted various conspiracy theories she said she learned from her one-time date. "He said to me, 'Go away,' for the last 16 months," said Ades, an esthetician from Florida, when she wasn't hyperventilating or wailing. "And I couldn't, because the more I loved him, the more I learned [about] the secrets of the universe." Police also say she sent him 159,000 texts over nearly 10 months, far higher than the original count of 65,000, per Fox News. And those texts included threats and anti-Semitic remarks. Asked if she thought such texts were normal, she said, "No, I don't think anything I say is normal. I understand now." Ades' trial is set for Feb. 5; she is pleading not guilty. (More Arizona stories.)

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