An Arizona woman accused of sending 65,000 text messages to a man after a first date has attempted to justify her actions, claiming "I felt like I met my soulmate". Jacqueline Ades, from Phoenix, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of stalking and harassing a man she met online.
According to Maricopa County court documents, the 31-year-old visited the man's house, showed up at his office pretending to be his wife, and flooded his phone with disturbing text messages after quickly falling "in love" with him when they met up for a date.
In a jailhouse interview on Thursday, Ades didn't deny the alleged number of messages she sent, instead telling reporters that "when you're finding love, not everything is perfect".
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."
In addition, she claimed that she had never intended to hurt or scare the victim and she doesn't blame him for her incarceration.
"No! I love him!" she said, stating that she had sent so many text messages because "it made me find out all my information."
"Loving him selflessly brought me his information," she said. "Because everybody just wants to take. But if you just give and you don't stop giving, you will all of a sudden receive a lot."
Reports state that police have confirmed that some of the messages Ades sent were disturbing. They included threatening phrases like "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."
Furthermore, other messages that were sent included anti-Semitic sentiments, with Ades describing herself as "like the new Hitler". She reportedly wrote: "I hope you die... you rotten filthy Jew", "I'm like the new Hitler... man was a genius" and "I'd wear your fascia 'n the top of your skull 'n your hands 'n feet."
The Arizona woman was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on charges of threatening, stalking, harassment and failure to appear and is scheduled to go to court next week on May 15.