• Man arrested after making threats on dating website

    By: Alison Grande


    SEATTLE, Wash. - A student logged on to a dating website, and was forced to call 911 when a man threatened to kill her.

    Holly Mason is a senior at Seattle Pacific University. The 21-year-old signed up for OKCupid.com, a free dating website run by Match.com.

     When she turned down 24-year-old Adam Carter-Campbell, he got angry.  She reported him to the website and had him banned.

    He created a new account and went after Mason.

    He sent her disturbing messages:  “I dream of a paradise where you and I can go to an island where no one can hear you scream,” he wrote.

    Another message said, “You just got to be nicer to me.  That way, I won’t have the inclination to kill a bunch of people. “

    Mason called 911, worried Carter- Campbell would go through with it.

    “I didn’t know what kind of weapons he had access to. I was worried for everyone else because he was so angry about something I did.  It was more like I don’t want this on my head and I don’t want to see Seattle hurt,” said Mason.

    She also worried about her personal safety.  While she didn’t use her name in her online profile, she realized she had posted a picture of herself in a work shirt, letting Carter-Campbell know where she was.

     Police arrested Carter-Campbell last week.  They searched his apartment on Westlake Avenue and took his computers.  They did not find any weapons.

    Carter-Campbell does not have a criminal history, but police and prosecutors say he is a danger to himself and to others.

    He’s locked up at the King County jail.  His bail is set at $100,000.

    Mason is still on the website but plans to be more careful about what information she posts.

    She’s glad she reported Carter-Campbell before anyone got hurt.

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