Monday, August 25, 2008

Bizar Taser Story

Woman Kidnaps Man She Met On "Second Life" Internet Game
DELEWARE (NBC) -- A North Carolina woman is behind bars in Maryland after she allegedly drove hundreds of miles to Delaware and posed as a postal worker for several days, all as part of an unsuccessful plot to abduct her online ex-boyfriend.

Kimberly Jernigan, 33, of Durham, N.C., and her ex-boyfriend, a 52-year-old resident of Claymont, Delaware, met through the online community "Second Life," where users can create virtual lives and interact with other members. Police say the trouble began when Jernigan and the man met in person and he broke off the relationship. Jernigan later went to the man's job and tried to abduct him, pointing a weapon at him and trying to get him into her car.

On Monday of last week Jernigan returned the area and found out the man had moved, police said. She spent four days finding out the victim's address and then broke into his apartment, where she waited for him to return, police said.

"He suddenly notices the silhouette of a person standing inside of his apartment pointing what he described as an object at him," said Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. "He then notices a laser beam on his torso, and he runs out." Police found Jernigan's dog, Gogi, in the bathroom.

The dog was bound with duct tape. "The dog was making too much noise, so she bound the dog with the duct tape she brought along to bound her ex-boyfriend," Navarro said.

The Delaware SPCA took the dog. Jernigan was arrested about an hour later at a rest stop in Maryland.

"She had handcuffs, duct tape and a Taser," Navarro said. "It's pretty bizarre. We haven't seen anything like this in the past."

Police said Jernigan will face kidnapping and burglary charges. The SPCA is considering animal cruelty charges, police said.

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