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.