Last week a police officer in Orange City, Florida was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats to a woman after he threatened to kill her unless she sent him nude photos.
Terroristic threat or romantic gesture? Unfortunately, it seems like the former.
Orange City police officer Joshua David Fancher, 25, was arrested at the department on a felony warrant from Georgia “charging him with making terroristic threats,” according to a news release from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, whose detectives made the arrest.
“The victim reported receiving numerous threatening messages from an unknown person attempting to extort her for nude photographs,” authorities said.
Among the messages allegedly sent by Fancher, “which started via Instagram, included threats to kill the victim and kill and/or rape her family members if she didn’t provide the photos,” the sheriff’s office said.
The arrested officer’s residence in DeLand, Florida, was searched by detectives to help the Lowndes County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office, which is handling the investigation, authorities said.
Fancher quit his job at the police department amid the charges and was brought “to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he was to be held without bond,” according to the sheriff’s office.
OK. So clearly this is terrible. But it could have been exponentially worse had he used his authority as a police officer to intimidate her into sending the photos as well, right?
Nah. Lock up the scum bag.