Have you ever had an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend you grew to despise? Well, one guy has an ex-girlfriend who transformed into an absolute stalker. However, she isn’t your average stalker. She actually takes it to an unprecedented level that’s actually kind of creepy and disturbing.
According to World News Daily Report, the Albuquerque Police Department arrested Linda Murphy on charges of excessive stalking for calling her ex-boyfriend’s cell phone over 70,000 times in a one-week period. Police officials stated that Murphy’s case is probably the most extreme case of stalking they have ever seen in the department.
The broken-hearted 28-year-old woman’s medical history revealed that she has a severe case of obsessive compulsive disorder. So, her excessive calling definitely fit the description of severe OCD. However, calling isn’t all she did! In addition to the 77,639 calls Murphy reportedly placed, she also sent an estimated 41,229 text messages, 1,937 emails, and 647 written letters. She also sung songs during 217 voicemail messages. The police report stated that Murphy would have had to use three phones for 24 hours a day consistently to achieve such an unbelievable feat. But here’s the kicker: They had only been together three weeks!
Sounds outlandish, right? That’s because it actually is! The entire story is a hoax! Since the news was reported on June 25, the bizarre report has garnered lots of attention on a number of social media platforms. The alleged woman said to have committed the crime is actually an Oklahoma City woman named Cierra Steed. She was arrested back in 2010 after she reportedly crawled into a McDonalds drive-through window after being asked to pay for the food she ordered, reports News OK. However the hoax definitely turned a lot of heads!
Since news broke about Murphy’s “astonishing behavior,” lots of internet users have taken to Twitter with the opinion of the situation.
— rey (@reyldzz) June 30, 2014
77000+ calls…… That’s like 24/7 on the phone with yourself
— Storm McClinton (@Thoticus) June 29, 2014
I don’t think I can make 77000 phone calls in a year. How she make it in a week?
— ig: adrxano (@adrxano) June 29, 2014
How you make 77000 phone calls in a week? I can’t even send that many tweets & texts combined..
— Sir-Hampton (@_sirhampton_) June 29, 2014
Imagine how her mind work RT @_sirhampton_: How you make 77000 phone calls in a week? I can’t even send that many tweets & texts combined..
— Ero Sennin (@SoNinJR) June 29, 2014
The bizarre story has also been a highly discussed topic on several open forums. Everyone agrees that it seems like a virtually impossible feat to place such a drastic number of calls in just one week.
The hoax story even reported that Ryans’ attorney, J.D. James Kiroy released a brief statement in regards to his client’s take on the entire debacle.
“My client is profoundly relieved that Ms. Murphy is finally behind bars. He hasn’t been able to sleep, work or enjoy life in any way, for more than a week. He was having a hard time thinking clearly and was nearing depression, it was about time the harassment ceased. Now all we want is for Ms. Murphy to get the medical help she needs, and for the law to keep her away from my client.”
Murphy appeared in an Albuquerque court room before a judge on Thursday, June 26. However, she will have to undergo psychological evaluation to see if she’ll even be mentally fit to stand trial.
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