This is some extra-bitter isht right here…
Woman Pleads Not Guilty On Felony Charges For “Silly Pranks”
A California woman accused of playing cruel and potentially dangerous pranks on a couple who bought her dream home pleaded not guilty in San Diego court today.
Kathy Rowe was arraigned on felony charges of solicitation of rape and sodomy and misdemeanor charges for identity theft and repeated harassment by electronic communication. She entered the not guilty plea through her attorney, Brad Patton.
Rowe was arrested in October 2012 when she was accused of harassing a couple who bought the house in the upscale Carmel Valley neighborhood that she had also placed an offer on, according to the criminal complaint. Rowe was devastated when she lost her “forever home,” and began playing mean tricks on the husband and wife, including stopping their mail and sending strangers to their home, according to prosecutors.
Rowe is accused of signing the wife up for sex ads online, including one she titled “Carmel Valley Freak Show,” encouraging visitors to drop by unannounced while her husband is at work, according to court documents. She allegedly told men who responded to the listings to push their way inside the home, and gave men the couple’s new address.
One man responded to the ad and showed up at the couple’s doorstep, according to court documents.
The couple, who bought the house for $779,000, was also bombarded by unwanted magazines, books and junk mail addressed to “Jacques Arse,” which Rowe is accused of arranging.
Rowe also allegedly sent romantic Valentine’s Day cards from the husband to his female neighbors.
If convicted, Rowe could face nine years in prison, San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Brendan McHugh said.
Rowe has said she never knew she was scaring the couple, according to police, and called her actions “stupid pranks.”
She sure has a lot of time on her hands. Maybe if she dedicated that pranking energy to working, saving, and finding better loans, things like getting outbid on a house wouldn’t happen in the first place!