5. The Tragic Story of Jen, a Major Stalker (Part 3)
“Predictably, Jen goes nuts. Another call to the cops and arrest. I moved three states away, broke up with Sue and was single. It’s been about three to four years, and suddenly I got a MySpace friend request from her in 2002. I ignore it. Then I get a tirade of emails. Long winded, lacking punctuation. Clearly mentally ill. I just ignore them, what else can I do? 2006, Sue messages me out of the blue. Haven’t talked to her in like eight years. She says Jen came into her work and wanted info on me, where I was, what I was doing. She was dragged out by security. 2008, Jen finds my little brother’s Facebook. Makes a road trip across three states. Finds his dorm and goes to talk to him. He has no idea who she is.
“Six months later she accosts him at his work and Jen is placed in a facility. 2012 – Jen is out of the mental illness facility and heavily medicated. Her ‘counselor’ contacts me on Facebook. ‘Would I like to help her put her past behind her?’ she asks. She wants to set up a face-to-face meeting. I have a wife and a kid. I say no thank you. ‘Counselor’ gets very frustrated and tells me I’m a terrible person. 2013 – Jen commits suicide by jumping off a cliff somewhere in Arizona. Her body is found months after the fact and identified by wallet. Part of me wonders what I did to cause this? I literally never did anything out of the ordinary. I was her downstairs neighbor for a couple of months and it caused over a decade of fixation. Mental illness is a hell of a thing.”