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BCSO blotter: Beware sending nude photos to people on Facebook
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From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports: 

Harassing communications: A man reported Jan. 29 he was the target of “threats received over the telephone.” The man said it started when he got a Facebook message from an “unknown female,” and because he owns a business he “receives messages from unknown people quite often requesting his services, so he accepted the friend request and message.”

One thing led to another, “then quickly turned sexual. He explained the female sent nude photos of herself and then asked if they could video chat moments later.”

That led the woman to ask him to send a nude photo, and the man “created video content exposing his genitals and sent them to a phone number with an Austin, Texas area code.

“Once the video was sent, he immediately began to receive text messages demanding $500-$1,000 or his video would be shared with any friends listed on his Facebook profile,” the report continued, adding that the woman told him to send the money by Google Pay to a woman in Burkina Faso. He tried, but the transaction didn’t go through. He was told to resend it to someone else using Paypal. The man said he sent $500 and it was converted to Euros. The man was told to block contact from the woman on his social media and phone, and to contact Paypal to get a refund. “No arrests were made at this time, due to the offender using several fictitious social media accounts,” the report said.

Damage to property: A deputy was sent to I-95 south around 2 p.m. Jan. 30 regarding a damaged vehicle. There he met a woman who “stated that she was traveling south on the interstate when her vehicle struck a foreign object in the roadway.” The woman said she pulled over to the median while a box truck pulled over on the right shoulder. Turned out the box truck “had lost a portion of its drive shaft. It is believed (the woman’s vehicle) struck the drive shaft part, which caused disabling damage to the undercarriage area of her vehicle as well as the driver side front tire.” The woman’s vehicle was towed.

Civil matter: A deputy was sent to an Ellabell address shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 30 to meet with a man who said his ex-wife had served him an eviction notice and he was there to remove his belongings, including “everything from a refrigerator in a storage building because she was about to turn off the power to said building.”

The man said he did so, but “upon removing the alcohol and other mixers, (his ex-wife) became upset,” the report said, adding that the woman told the deputy “she only told (the man) to remove his items not all items. (She) claimed part of the alcohol as hers but specifically the Malibu rum.”

After some back and forth about what was what, both were “advised to call the non-emergency number for an escort the next time (the man) was planning to pick up property.”

Matter of record: A South Bryan woman told deputies and Bryan County EMS personnel “she was suffering from a ‘demonic possession,”’ around 12:40 a.m. Jan. 29. The woman said she was schizophrenic and “burning all over and needed her medication,” and also had been given a shot a few days ago “which helped,” but couldn’t provide other information. She was taken by ambulance to Memorial in Savannah.

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