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Police: Stalker planned wedding for her, victim
The Seattle P.I. ^ | March 7, 2012 | LEVI PULKKINEN

Posted on 03/07/2012 10:36:46 PM PST by Stoat

DES MOINES, Wash. -- A Des Moines woman accused of planning to wed a man she relentlessly followed for more than a year has been charged felony stalking.

King County prosecutors contend Madeline Ann Desmet went so far as to order a wedding ring and reserve a Seattle courtroom for the ceremony before she was arrested in late February. Having been convicted of stalking previously, she's now again charged with the crime.

Desmet, 64, met her alleged victim in early 2010 and soon after professed her "undying love" for him, Seattle Police Detective Nathan Janes told the court. The man said he wasn't interested in her romantically, but she began following him.

After months of harassment, the man obtained a court order against Desmet, Janes told the court. Still, the detective continued, she kept trying to contact him by mail and phone, then tried to set up a wedding for them.

In December 2011, workers at the Seattle Municipal Court contacted the man about plans to have a judge there wed him and Desmet, according to charging papers. Then the man received a call from a Jared jewelry store asking him to pay for a wedding ring Desmet had selected for their joining.

Speaking with police, the man said Desmet's behavior has forced him to change the way he goes about his daily life.

"He believes that she is delusional with mental health issues," Janes told the court. "Because of her behavior towards him and his beliefs about her mental stability, he is afraid that sooner or later she will snap; that her 'love' for him will turn violent."

The detective noted the man turned over to police 57 letters sent by Desmet.

Seattle officers arrested Desmet on Feb. 28.

Questioned by officers, she allegedly admitted to knowing of the anti-harassment order against her but argued it was not authentic because someone had taken it from her home. She allegedly went on to contend the man had pursued her online.

Desmet was initially jailed on $50,000 bail, but was released Saturday after posting bond. She has not yet entered a plea.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: crime; napl; stalker; washington; washingtonstate
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1 posted on 03/07/2012 10:36:49 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; Lazamataz
"Aggressive Dating Tactics" Ping Request
2 posted on 03/07/2012 10:37:33 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Time to call The Police.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 11:01:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Stoat

Fatal Attraction
Sleepless in Seattle


4 posted on 03/07/2012 11:47:11 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Slings and Arrows; Stoat
This is Seattle. I don't need to know more. :(

This is a city that has a *gum wall*!!! 'Nuff said.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 11:49:23 PM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Stoat
"He believes that she is delusional with mental health issues,"

Oh where to start with that statement?

6 posted on 03/07/2012 11:52:38 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: occamrzr06

GUILTY, sight unseen.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 12:29:26 AM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: Daffynition
This is a city that has a *gum wall*!!! 'Nuff said.

Big deal. Georgetown has a condom wall...

8 posted on 03/08/2012 5:28:00 AM PST by null and void (Day 1142 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Stoat

This guy must really be scared and rightly so. Too bad the ‘Rats in Seattle have ruined his chances to buy a gun for protection when she snaps and decides to take him and herself out.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 5:48:21 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Baynative

ping


10 posted on 03/08/2012 6:04:41 AM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: null and void
:)

Dress for success!


11 posted on 03/08/2012 6:14:52 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Daffynition

Imagine that...a wedding dress made out of raincoats!


12 posted on 03/08/2012 6:17:36 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Stoat

You forgot the Sandy Cooper episodes from “Wings”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRvotOz3qb8

That what happens when you don’t take someone to the Prom...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXlA91Z9Qkg&feature=related


13 posted on 03/08/2012 6:56:31 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Stoat

My imaginary mother-in-law & I don’t get along.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 7:18:05 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Heh. Either of which can spring a leak!

"No glove, no love "


15 posted on 03/08/2012 7:21:35 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Stoat

I think “Imaginary Lover” would be a better choice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQBdODyGmxU&feature=fvst


16 posted on 03/08/2012 9:17:01 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Stoat

Dallas Wayne, “Your Biggest Fan”
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17 posted on 03/08/2012 3:16:14 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Daffynition; Slings and Arrows
This is Seattle. I don't need to know more. :(

This is a city that has a *gum wall*!!! 'Nuff said.

Indeed....we've also got a giant statue of Lenin on a major thoroughfare, women who have SCREAMED at me in anger because I had the audacity to open a door for them at a shopping mall, a public environment of 'tolerance' that virtually insures your car will be keyed at minimum if you have a Republican bumper sticker on it, a voting public that constantly votes for the most hard-Left candidates available, embarrasing sports teams, an abundance of "Che!" t-shirts, a seemingly endless supply of serial killers, serial rapists and brazen gangbangers who are adored by the City, breathtakingly overpriced coffee and ten months of depressing gray overcast coupled with a cold, irritating drizzle.

And your point is....?

((((snicker))))   ;-)

18 posted on 03/08/2012 9:31:09 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: occamrzr06
"He believes that she is delusional with mental health issues,"

Oh where to start with that statement? 

I would recommend starting with the duct tape and handcuffs before getting into any grammar-related concerns.

19 posted on 03/08/2012 9:33:42 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Daffynition; Stoat
Today's vocabulary word is fomite.
20 posted on 03/08/2012 9:38:24 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: submarinerswife
This guy must really be scared and rightly so. Too bad the ‘Rats in Seattle have ruined his chances to buy a gun for protection when she snaps and decides to take him and herself out.

 

Actually, Second Amendment issues are one of the very few areas where people have a small amount of freedom and liberty around here.  Yes, Seattle cops will pounce on Open Carriers but Seattle is a 'shall issue' city for concealed weapon permits, there are regular gun shows within an hour's drive from downtown, and the State just repealed the brazenly un-Constitutional gun ban for City parks.

Court puts fatal bullet in Seattle's gun ban at city parks - Local & Regional - Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News - KOMO News

 

It's true that Washington isn't among the truly enlightened States that allow ownership of fully-automatic weapons, but my entirely legal collection is one that will still make any firearms afficianado smile  ;-)

21 posted on 03/08/2012 9:44:04 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: martin_fierro
My imaginary mother-in-law & I don’t get along.

 

Sorry to hear that.  I'll send you an imaginary diploma from Harvard Medical School so that she'll respect you  ;-)

22 posted on 03/08/2012 9:46:42 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Daffynition
hehe ;-)

There are certain areas of town that I simply will not go into even when heavily armed and in broad daylight.

And even when wearing a full-isolation biohazard-suit ;-)

 


23 posted on 03/08/2012 10:03:24 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat; Daffynition

You know a town is bad when the inhabitants can kill you. You know it’s even worse when the town itself can kill you.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 11:39:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Stoat
I've always loved the Fremont Fair.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 1:36:25 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Stoat
I've always loved the Fremont Fair.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 1:37:03 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Stoat
What's in a name? Here's a big clue:

Madeline Ann Desmet

27 posted on 03/09/2012 1:41:39 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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