Moral of the story: Look before you leap into online dating.
A preschool teacher found this lesson out the hard way.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, a scorned suitor took revenge to a whole new level.
Deputies say the single mother of two met Giuseppe Garibaldi, a resident of Altamonte Springs, online back in November.
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They got along well enough to have sexual relations a handful of times in a consensual yet nonexclusive situation, reads the report. While she was in a state of undress doing intimate things, Garibaldi took some pictures of her without her knowledge.
A month later, things weren’t working out and the woman broke up with Garibaldi. Not taking kindly to this, he reportedly keyed her car soon after the rejection.
The victim told deputies she did not report the incident because there was no proof he did it.
Things began to escalate from there.
“This is someone who couldn’t take no for an answer,” Seminole County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Bob Kealing said, according to Click Orlando. “This is someone who was told, ‘I want this relationship to be over with’ and he wouldn’t take no for an answer.”
When the woman, 31, turned down a lunch date at his home last Thursday, that was the final straw for the unemployed suitor. The victim told police he sent texts threatening to send the sexually explicit photos to her workplace. He followed through on that threat the following day. According to cops, a message was sent to the victim’s workplace Facebook page, along with the lascivious photos, which her boss received.
According to the report, the suspect’s identifiable black star tattoo was seen in one of the photos and he was arrested Sunday.
Garibaldi was charged with sexually cyber harassing a person, extortion and cyberstalking.
As of Tuesday, Garibaldi, 30, was being held at the Seminole County Jail on $6,000 bond, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.