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Flodgy

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#1 10 years ago

Well folks.. found this.. and though you might like to see it.

In a bizarre, completely epic, seemingly made-for-the-big screen true story featured in Wired, a 45-year-old former Marine living in upstate New York named Thomas Montgomery visited gaming site Pogo with a fabricated identity: that of Tommy, an 18-year-old Marine about to be sent to Iraq. In a chat room, he met Jessi, an 17-year-old West Virginian girl, with whom he fell in love over IM.

There were times when Tommy couldn't be online because he was "on duty" -- but that was really because Montgomery had a wife, two daughters and a job in a factory. Jessi, however, had more free time on her hands, so she would make video montages of herself for Tommy, set to Aerosmith power ballads. About eight months after they'd met online, Tommy proposed. Jessi accepted.

He sent her flowers; she sent him G-strings and dog-tags engraved "Tom & Jessi Always & Forever." Tommy told Jessi to send his mail to Thomas Montgomery, his "father." [INDENT]Montgomery was consumed by his marathon online chats with Jessi. While at work, he didn't stop talking about her, telling colleagues that he planned to leave his wife and move to West Virginia. In the evening, he would chase his daughters off the computer, planting himself in front of the screen late into the night.[/INDENT]At some point, Montgomery's wife, Cindy, discovered some of the items Jessi had sent. "I cannot believe is that you are living out some bizarre fantasy -- as father and son," she wrote in a note to her husband. Cindy also wrote a letter to Jessi, enclosing a family photo and explaining that there was no "Tommy," only a 45-year-old man, his fantasies, his wife and two daughters (ages 14 and 16).

Jessi didn't know what to think, so she contacted a coworker Tommy had mentioned also frequented Pogo: Brian Barret. She wanted to know if Tommy was real or fake. Brian, 22, told Jessi the truth: Tommy didn't exist. But Brian and Jessi started messaging regularly. And that's when things took a turn for the worse. Brian boasted about IMing Jessi at work, and, not surprisingly, Montgomery started "acting erratic." And one day, as he was leaving work, someone shot Brian three times, killing him. Montgomery was charged with the murder, and while detectives were investigating, they also found Jessi's phone number on Brian's phone, so they contacted her.

"Jessi" turned out to be a 45-year-old mother of two who had used her daughter's screen name and pictures in all of the contact with Tommy and Brian.

There's several things to be learned from this story, among them that one should never, ever communicate with anyone in West Virgina, that no one left in the world, save Ashton Kutcher and The Girls Next Door, wants to have sex with people over 45, and that To Catch A Predator's Chris Hanson will probably have a job for all of eternity.

Those last 2 paragraphs shocked me completely. I mean, what the hell? Kinda says something about Online Dating eh?

Original source here.




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#2 10 years ago

That kicks ass. It so easily could be a movie or a book. Life is stranger than fiction.




Captain Fist

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#3 10 years ago

Funny.

Maybe they could get married, being both 45 and all. Reminds me of Richard Rimerez' wife for some strange reaon.




Tas

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#4 10 years ago

Some people are just stupid, this is just another example in a funny package.




Yannick

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#5 10 years ago

The worst thing, to me, is that this 45 year old planned to leave his family and marry what he thought was a 17 year old.




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#6 10 years ago

Sedistix;4045699That kicks ass. It so easily could be a movie or a book. Life is stranger than fiction.[/quote]

I guess that's one way of looking at it. =p

Tas;4045706Some people are just stupid, this is just another example in a funny package.

That's true, I love the irony in it.

[quote=Yannick;4045712]The worst thing, to me, is that this 45 year old planned to leave his family and marry what he thought was a 17 year old.

Agreed. But fate kind of kicked him in the ass didnt it? He'll be going to gaol for manslaughter.




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#7 10 years ago
Yannick;4045712The worst thing, to me, is that this 45 year old planned to leave his family and marry what he thought was a 17 year old.

There are two ways of looking at that, and you're only mentioning one.

The woman was also 45, and trying to snag up on a 18yo.

As for the 17yo status, his military status would have put her at 18 by the time he was out, or done pretending. Don't forget that part. They're both equally lame, in every sense.

As for the age thing. It's not that uncommon at all. I know plentty of younger chicks with older guys. The most extreme case I know of is a friend of mine who is dating a 42 yo. She's only 18 and has been dating him for almost 2 years. Which translates to she was 16 and started dating him when he was 40 years old.

I really don't know for sure why she likes him, might be for money, but he's not that wealthy. So long as they're doing what ever they want, consensually. It's none of my fucking business. This story above though, how they both lied, and ending up being birds of a feather, priceless.




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#8 10 years ago

this is eitherreally funny or really sad can't decide yet I feel sorry for the guy who got shot though




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#9 10 years ago

Something tells me some Hollywood hot guy is going to do a movie about this and it will become a hit.. How sad :cort:

This story proves however that you can't trust strangers over the I-net. They can tell you all kinds of stuff and its up to you to believe it or to ignore it. And boy you would be surprised how many people believe everything!




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#10 10 years ago

*cough* war of the worlds *cough*




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