Stalker Who Sent 159,000 Texts To Her Date Says It's 'Ridiculous' She's In Prison

Police arrested Jacqueline Ades last April after she broke into the man's home and took a bath in his house while he was out of town.

April 19, 2019

Photo by: Mug shot of Jacqueline Ades [Paradise Valley Police Department]

Mug shot of Jacqueline Ades [Paradise Valley Police Department]

By: Catherine Townsend

PARADISE VALLEY, AZ — The woman accused of sending a man more than 159,000 text messages after one date has revealed to a reporter that she thinks the fact that she is behind bars is "ridiculous."

“I can’t believe that it turned into this,” Jacqueline Claire Ades told the Arizona Republic. “I can’t believe that I’m actually in jail over some text messages.”

Ades, 33, has been in jail since last year. Last month, she was found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

After a single date with a successful CEO in Paradise Valley whom she met on a dating app, Ades fired off an estimated 159,000 text messages — including threats to kill her love interest and bathe in his blood.

Police arrested Ades last April after she broke into the man's home and took a bath in his house while he was out of town. She allegedly took her two dogs, food, and a bottle of wine with her, along with an eight-inch butcher knife that was found in the front passenger seat of her Mercedes-Benz. However, Ades has denied that she intended to harm her victim.

The victim, who has not been identified in court records, responded to the messages at first, but stopped once the content became violent.

According to court documents, Ades sent as many as 500 messages in a single day. But she told reporters that the threats were not meant to be taken seriously, and were a product of her "perverted imagination."

“I said, ‘If I had a perverted imagination, what would I think?’” Ades told the newspaper. “And then I wrote all these weird things. Just, like, I was literally playing with my imagination, and it turned out that that scared him.”

Ades’ attorney Matthew Leathers said that her trial has been delayed by at least 60 days as physicians work to restore her competency.

She has pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking and criminal trespassing. Leathers said that his client could have gotten out of jail by accepting a plea deal, but that she would have had to accept a 10-year period of no contact with her victim.

Ades is confident that she will not be found guilty. “They’re going to say, ‘You’re not guilty and on top of it we, like, demand that you two get married,” Ades told the Arizona Republic.

Ades also told the newspaper that she had been previously abducted by Walt Disney, and said that she plans to return to Florida once she’s out of jail.

She also stated that she does not plan to contact her victim once she's free — because she believes that he will get in touch with her first.

Read more: New York Post, Arizona Republic

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