A Wisconsin man has received a fate many would consider worse than death after using Craigslist to play some truly idiotic (and dangerous) pranks on his neighbor.
Jason Willis, 31, was using his neighbor’s full name, address, and even pictures in fake personal ads to lure men over to her house. The baffling antics have cost Willis his internet access:
The Waterford woman was shocked and surprised when a number of gentleman callers flocked to her doorstep in November of 2012. One of the men showed up wearing nothing but a trench coat.
“He had my full name. He knew my address. And he said, ‘Oh, I got it off of Craigslist. You put an ad on there,” ‘Dawn’ exclaimed.
Detectives discovered the woman’s picture and information on a number of personal ads online. They arrested Willis for the crime. Tuesday, he took a plea deal and will serve 30 months probation. Logging online, however, violates the terms of his release.
Judge Pat Torhorst determined the internet was Willis’ “weapon” in the crime, and issued the ban as a way to disarm him: “If you want to drive drunk, you’re not allowed to drive! To me, a public availability of the Internet, to use it the way he did, is unconscionable,” he said.
Well, yeah. Which raises an important question: WHY? What was the point of Willis playing such a misguided prank?
“His idea of a joke is much different than other peoples’ idea of a joke,” ‘Dawn’ explained to TMJ4 in a wild understatement.
Willis has 30 days to disconnect his internet service, and could face 18 months in prison if he violates the terms of his parole. Here’s a full video report from TMJ4: