A Wisconsin judge has banned a Waterford man from using the Internet after he pulled a series of “perverted pranks” attempting to get his neighbor laid.
According to TMJ4, 31-year-old Jason Willis posted several Craigslist ads in November 2012 masquerading as his neighbor “Dawn.” He used Dawn’s full name, address, and pictures to lure men to her doorstep. Though none of the suitors were particularly dangerous, one showed up in nothing but a trench coat, a pompous move the “victim” Dawn finds offensive.
“He had my full name. He knew my address. And he said, ‘Oh, I got it off of Craigslist. You put an ad on there,” ‘Dawn tells reporters, officially baffled by how the Internet works.
Police arrested Willis after tracing the practical joke back to his computer. On Tuesday, he took a plea deal that forces him to disconnect from the Internet for 30 months. He’ll face at least a year and a half in prison for reconnecting.
Judge Allan Torhorst, who issued the dangerous judgement, claims Willis used the Internet “as a weapon” in this case. “To me, a public availability of the Internet—to use it the way he did—is unconscionable,” he said. “Everybody knows it’s wrong. He knew it was wrong. He admitted it.”
Dawn told reporters “his idea of a joke is much different than other peoples’ idea of a joke.”