Arizona Woman sent 159,000 text messages to man after he rejected her
The dating world is a difficult one to navigate, with people looking for love but not wanting to push too far or come on too strong. However, there are times when the line is crossed, and a bad date steps over into more sinister territory.
Jacqueline Ades, from Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested on Tuesday May 8, on suspicion of stalking and harassing someone she had met online. At the time, she was accused of sending 65,000 text messages to him after their initial date, justifying her position by claiming she "felt like I met my soulmate". However, it has now been revealed that the text count is far higher than initially believed.
Ades, according to Maricopa County court documents, had also behaved in ways which warranted police attention. The 31-year-old had turned up at the man's house and his office, pretending to be his wife in an effort to reach him. Ades did not deny the huge number of texts she was accused of sending, instead attempting to justify her behaviour.
In one interview from May, she said:
"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... When you're finding love, not everything is perfect. This was a journey, and I want to apologise because nobody could never be more sorry."
Ades said that she had met the unnamed man on Luxy, an online dating service for millionaires. He, reportedly a CEO of a skincare products company, said that he did not want to take their relationship any further, but she clearly had other plans for them both.
Despite her claims that she loved and cared for him, some of the uncovered messages were threatening, including "Don't ever try to leave me... I'll kill you... I don't wanna be a murderer!" and "Oh, what I would do w/your blood... I'd wanna bathe in it". Other messages were anti-Semitic, with Ades describing herself as "like the new Hitler", and telling him "I hope you die... you rotten filthy jew."
In April 2018, the unnamed man was out of the country, but called the police when surveillance footage showed her inside his home. Police arrived on the scene, finding that she had broken into his home and taken a bath. In her car, parked outside, was a butcher's knife. She was then booked on charges of stalking, threatening, and harassment.
Now, the number of text messages she sent has has risen. According to checks by The Arizona Republic, there were over 159,000 messages sent over the course of 10 months. "You do whatever you have to do to get here… but don’t ever try to leave me… I’ll kill you… I don’t want to be a murderer,"’ one read, while another reportedly said: "I’d make sushi outta ur kidneys n chopsticks outta ur hand bones."
"It’s OK if that’s how [he] feels,’ Ades later said. "Somebody else should love him. He has so much to love. He’s so cute. I can’t believe I scared him."
She is now currently in jail, awaiting a trial that is set to begin next month, on charges of of stalking and criminal trespassing, after being refused bail.