Question: Say you’re a woman and you’re married to a guy, and you happen to be insanely obsessed and jealous of his ex, for one reason or another, what do you do to soothe that envy and hatred? Well, if you’re Natasha W. Larson of Sarasota, Florida, you pose as your husband’s ex and post slutty ads in the Craigslist personals section!
Yes, in a saga that sounds eerily a lot like the Pete Wentz/Ashlee Simpson/Michelle Trachtenberg saga from a couple of years ago, minus the Craigslist ad part anyway, Larson — who runs a day care center — posted “casual encounters” ads posing as her husband’s ex, prompting random men to call, text and even show up at the home of his ex.
On Feb. 18, detectives say, the victim started receiving phone calls and text messages from unknown men saying they were responding to her ad on Craigslist.com inviting strangers to come to her home for sexual encounters.
The ad reportedly stated: “I am currently dating a descent man but he is lacking some skills in the bedroom. Its nice but I need to be thrown around a little bit and to be dominated, that is exciting for me. I also like to take charge sometimes but I need a strong man to keep me in check.”
The ad then gave the victim’s home address.
“Please be respectful if you do stop by,” the ad concluded.
The victim told detectives that unknown men soon started coming to her house.
“She also gave them my cell phone number and these men were calling, texting and sending pornographic picture messages to me,” the victim, who said she has two children at home, wrote to the Herald-Tribune. “So, not only did she endanger my life and safety by sending these strange men to my home but she endangered her husband’s children as well.”
Sort of hilariously, Larson got caught by using her own email address to chat with some of the responders to the ad.
The victim also reportedly received a phone call from a man who told her that he wrote to an email address in the ad and received a response giving him the victim’s name, address and cell phone number.
The man provided her with copies of the emails and the Craigslist posting, which the woman took to police.
Ladies, if you’re going to mess with someone on Craigslist like this, do what I always do and set up a fake email account for them. It takes, like, 15 seconds. Geez.
But instead of going the crazy route, why not just work out that tension by doing some “horsebic.” It’s so much easier, and you don’t have to worry about going to jail.