Friday, July 27, 2012

Weird Crime: Your own worst enemy



Lufkin, Texas

On July 9, 2012, 52 -year-old Barbara Mott Bordelon contacted her local police to report that she and another man (most likely her boyfriend) had been receiving threatening calls and text messages. One of the messages, which originated from a prepaid cell phone, warned that the pair would be physically harmed if they went to the police.

Barbara, however, was undeterred by threats of violence against her and went to the authorities anyway. She was even able to give them the name of her harasser, who had been stupid enough to attach her name to the prepaid cell phone purchase, making her identity very easy to trace.

Now right here is where a red flag should go up. Why would someone go to the trouble of buying a prepaid cell phone to harass someone, but pay for it in a way that would lead back to them?

Fortunately, the police in Lufkin did their due diligence...and discovered that the harassing messages were coming from none other than Barbara herself.




When police confronted Barbara with this information, she admitted to making up the story of being harassed and fabricating/sending the messages herself.  But when asked "WHY WOULD YOU DO SOMETHING SO INCREDIBLY STUPID?", she bypassed the opportunity to give a moderately humorous answer like:

-Don't believe her, I'm a liar!
-We are not schizophrenic.
-I was a big fan of Christian Slater's 'My Own Worst Enemy' and never got over it being canceled.


...and instead refused to give a reason for why she did it. I'm guessing that the phantom female harasser that she invented also shares the same name with a real life woman that she hates (or her man likes a little too much).

Barbara is currently being held in the Angelina County jail on $95,000 bond. She has been charged with two counts of tampering evidence and fraudulent use of identifying information.

Just don't put her in solitary confinement; she might be a danger to others.



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