Woman Uses Facebook Photos to Make Her Ex Think They Had a Kid

September 23, 2011

Facebook is simultaneously the best and worst thing that has ever happened to the world. The best because we can stay in touch with everyone we've ever met. The worst because it opens the door to new and vast ways to be total monsters to each other.

Like, for example, Victoria Jones, over in Gwent, Wales. She had had a bad breakup with Daniel Barberini, and really wanted to get back at him. Sure, she could have posted embarrassing photos online, put something nasty on his Wall, or any of another range of immature stunts. But why stop there?

Jones noticed her friend, who had just given birth, had up lots of baby pictures. So, she stole them and told Barberini they were of his daughter.

Can it get worse? Sure it can! Jones claimed that she'd gone to New York to give birth, and given birth to twins, but one had Down's Syndrome and died soon after birth. Then she told him she and their daughter were living in Australia and no, he couldn't see her.

But this only was a day-long prank, right? Of course, if by "day-long" you mean "one and a half years." Barberini only found out after showing the photos to a coworker, who recognized the baby and clued him in.

Amazingly, jerking somebody around like this isn't illegal...but Jones might lose her job as a teacher over it. May we also recommend she be banned from dating sites? We think this is one catch that needs to stay off the market.

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Note: The photos in this article are being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the photos is a model.