A felony charge has been filed against a Florida woman after police say she allegedly posted an online-dating ad inviting men to come over and “rape” her. The problem is that the ad was not intended for herself — but for another woman she purposely wanted to hurt. She used the other woman’s real photos and gave her her real address.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Smoking Gun and filed in Pinellas Court, 39-year-old Frances Lee Tapscott “had a friend create a fake Plenty of Fish profile using the victim’s name and photographs.”
That profile, highlighted by the complaint, said the woman, 25, enjoyed “role play” and that she wanted someone to come over and “rape” her.
The ad began to make a splash on the site, drawing attention from men. The complaint said that when men would respond to the ad, they were given the victim’s phone number and home address.
Two of those men took the ad so seriously they showed up at the victim’s house to “act out the fantasy,” the complaint noted. Reports say the victim was in fear for her safety and had to flee her home.
The relationship between Tapscott and the victim is unclear, as is the motive behind the vicious posting.
Tapscott has been charged with aggravated stalking and is reportedly being held on $10,000 bond.