Arizona Woman Accused Of Sending 65,000 Text Messages After First Date With Man She Met Online
PHOENIX — An Arizona woman accused of sending 65,000 text messages to a man she met online said she thought that she’d met her “soulmate.”
Paradise Valley police arrested Jacqueline Ades, 31, Tuesday on suspicion of stalking and harassing a man she met online, according to Maricopa County court documents. Court records say Ades, 31, of Phoenix, visited the man’s home and office while flooding his phone with threatening text messages. She began stalking the man last summer shortly after meeting him through a dating website, according to the documents, which were submitted to the court by police.
Ades told reporters in a jailhouse interview Thursday that she quickly fell in love with the man, KPHO-TV reported.
“I felt like I met my soulmate and I thought we would just do what everybody else did and we would get married and everything would be fine,” Ades told reporters.
Ades is suspected of sending the man around 65,000 text messages and sometimes 500 in a single day, court documents show.
When a reporter asked whether Ades recognized that sending thousands of text messages seemed threatening, Ades responded that love is “not perfect,” KPHO-TV reported.
“I love him,” she said.
Paradise Valley police said in a separate statement the man called the department last summer when he found her parked outside his home. Police said they escorted her off the property.
Police said Ades began sending threatening text messages after the incident, including multiple death threats.
“Oh what would I do w ur blood! … Id wanna bathe in it,” was an example listed in court documents.
Another included an anti-Semitic epithet with Ades describing herself as the “new Hitler.”
Court documents say the man called police last month when surveillance footage showed Ades in his home while he was out of the country.
Paradise Valley police arrested Ades after finding her taking a bath in the home on April 8. At that time, police also found a large butcher knife on the passenger seat of her car, the court documents added.
She was later released, but failed to appear in court on multiple occasions, court records show.
Scottsdale police later escorted Ades away from a Scottsdale office building where the man worked, Paradise Valley police said.
Police say Ades told the Scottsdale officers she was the man’s wife.
After hearing about the Scottsdale incident, Paradise Valley police searched for and arrested Ades on Tuesday in Phoenix.
Court documents say Ades told police she didn’t want to hurt the man and sent the threatening texts because she didn’t want him to leave.
Ades faces charges of threatening and intimidating, stalking, and harassment. She is being held without bond.