A 36-year-old man told Forest Park police that he received “graphic photos of dismembered bodies” after he declined to compensate a woman for a physical relationship.
According to a police report, the man said he met a woman at a Chicago bar and, after exchanging numbers, she told him he would have to pay if he wanted their relationship to “go any further and get physical.” The man was not interested in that arrangement.
The following day, the man received unsettling texts and was told to send the texter $1,000 via a mobile payment app “for disrespecting [one] of his ladies.” Additional texts came from a mapping app that told the man he was being watched. The man never sent any money to the texter.
A Forest Park police officer noted that the photos sent in this case mirrored other reported scams, something the officer wrote seemed to provide some comfort to the man.
This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.