A Phoenix woman accused of stalking a man and sending him more than 65,000 text messages apparently sent far more.
Jacqueline Ades sent a man she met on a dating site more than 159,000 text messages — some of which were threatening — over the course of nearly 10 months, according to police documents obtained via a public records request.
Police say Ades began threatening the man after Paradise Valley officers escorted her off his property in July 2017.
One text read: “I’d wear ur fascia n the top of ur skull n ur hands n feet,” referring to the connective tissue that encloses muscles and organs.
And another said: “I’d make sushi outta ur kidneys n chopsticks outta ur hand bones.”
Arrest records completed by officers listed Ades as showing signs of mental illness.
Ades, who is being held in a Maricopa County jail without bond, has pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking and criminal trespassing. Her trial is scheduled to begin next month.
The Arizona Republic reviewed hours of footage from police body-worn cameras publicly released for the first time, as well as a comprehensive police report revealing new details about the case.
One date, 159,000 texts
The alleged victim, whom police have not named, is the CEO of a Scottsdale-based company that sells skincare and spa products. Ades is a licensed esthetician from Florida and reported herself as being self-employed.
During a televised jailhouse interview in May, Ades said she met the man on Luxy, an online dating service that caters to millionaires.
The site advertises that one-third of its active members earn more than $500,000 and “is not a place for seeking a Sugar Baby and Sugar Daddy relationship or any arrangement.”
Police reports say Ades and the man communicated through the site for a few days before going on a single date. The records don’t specify when the date occurred.
The man told police that Ades continued to text him after the date, despite telling her he didn’t want to see or hear from her again. He later called the police when he found Ades parked outside his house in July 2017.
Police say Ades’ texts to the man became threatening shortly thereafter.
The man reported that Ades had returned to his home in December 2017, but officers couldn’t find her once they arrived.
A break in and a bath
Court documents say Ades’ alleged victim was out of the country when he called police in April 2018 to report that surveillance video showed her inside his home.
Paradise Valley police officers found Ades at the house, taking a bath. Blurred body-camera footage shows officers handcuffing and arresting Ades after locating some of her discarded clothes.
As she was arrested, Ades says, “Why is this happening to me?”
When an officer asked what she was doing there, Ades gave an answer that only raised more questions.
“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,” Ades told the officer.
When the officer asked her to clarify what she meant, Ades began referencing scientific equations.
In response to a question about her relation to the homeowner, Ades says she isn’t sure and asks why she’s being arrested. She seems surprised he reported her to the police despite records indicating he had done so in the past.
The barks of Ades’ two small dogs echoed off the walls as officers escorted her out of the house. Officers told her they’d call county animal control to pick them up.
Officers found a large butcher knife on the front passenger seat in Ades’ car when she gave them permission to retrieve her purse. The police report notes that officers didn’t ask Ades about the knife, saying her answers to previous questions “did not make sense.”
Ades was later charged with first-degree criminal trespassing of a residential structure — a class 6 felony.
She was later released, but failed to appear in court on multiple occasions, court records show.
‘Story of love’
Paradise Valley officers arrested Ades at her Phoenix apartment complex on May 8 after she failed to appear to multiple court hearings. The officers had also learned from Scottsdale officers that, in the interim, Ades had visited the man’s workplace and claimed to be his wife.
During the drive to the Paradise Valley jail, Ades can be heard repeating a “story of love” involving Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. Body-camera footage also showed her discussing different conspiracies that involved, among other things, the Eye of Providence and a small village in Israel called Neve Zohar.
When the officer asked Ades where she learned all these things, Ades said she got it from the man who kept rejecting her.
“He said to me, ‘Go away,’ for the last 16 months,” Ades said. “And I couldn’t, because the more I loved him, the more I learned (about) the secrets of the universe.”
Ades wailed and hyperventilated several times throughout the drive.
The police interrogation
When police asked her about the threats, Ades said she would only have harmed the man if they were ever in a relationship and he ever left her, but then said it was fine if he didn’t want to be with her.
Ades said she would never hurt him and that “something came over me” when she sent the threats. Though Ades said she shouldn’t have threatened the man, she also told police her texts were sent in jest.
“It’s funny,” Ades said, referring to the text about wearing the man’s fascia.
When the detective responded that it wasn’t, Ades whispered a curt apology and implied her actions were justified when the man called the police on her.
When asked if she thought her texts were normal, Ades replied “No, I don’t think anything I say is normal. I understand now.”
Ades seemed to understand that the man she texted hundreds of times a day for months didn’t want to be with her.
“It’s OK if that’s how (he) feels,” Ades said. “Somebody else should love him. He has so much to love. He’s so cute. I can’t believe I scared him.”
Ades apologized, and the detective promised to relay her feelings to the man’s personal assistant.
What’s happens next?
Marc Victor, the attorney representing the man Ades is accused of stalking, said he and his client were finalizing a resolution with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office but refused to offer any specifics. Victor said his client wasn’t yet ready to speak publicly about the issue.
Ades’ public defender, Matthew Leathers, didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Her trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 5 in Maricopa County Superior Court.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
January 5th, 2019