A Florida woman was arrested after being accused of sending threatening text messages to a man telling him to keep an eye on his vehicle, but she denied keying the word “whore” onto it.
Marion County sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on N.E. 44th Avenue, where the victim showed them the messages he said he had received from 39-year-old Sarah Lou Taylor. The messages mentioned “putting a bullet between your eyes.” The messages also told the victim he would be able to laugh when he was dead and said, “I never (expletive deleted) around you deserve it,” according to a sheriff’s office report.
The victim provided deputies with Taylor’s phone number and they discovered that she had been arrested for criminal mischief after the victims’ vehicle was damaged on the same day the text messages were sent, the report says.
Deputies made contact with Taylor at her residence on N.E. 166th Place. After being read her rights, she admitted to sending the threatening text messages to the victim but said she deleted them. Deputies confirmed her phone number and a photo of her that was linked to the messages as well, the report says.
The deputies conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Sarah Lou Taylor, 39, of NE 166th Place. Taylor said she was coming home from her residence. She said she had gone home to feed her animals and hadn’t been at her residence longer than 15 minutes, the report said.
Another deputy went to the incident location, where the victim said his vehicle would need a new paint job due to about $800 in damage caused when the word, “whore,” was scratched into the hood and two side passenger doors. The victim said he came outside to see Taylor walking away from his vehicle with keys in her hand. He said Taylor got into her vehicle and sped off, according to the report.
Taylor said she confronted the victim about sleeping with other women. She said she sent him a message making statements about watching his vehicle and the marks on it, but she said marks she was referring to were from a previous incident, the report said.
Taylor allowed the deputy to see the messages where she made the statements about the victim needing to watch his vehicle. She also messaged the victim saying he was a “whore,” according to the report.
After being read her Miranda warning, Taylor said she didn’t see any marks on the victim’s vehicle and denied all allegations of vandalizing it. She said the victim is not the most liked man in the neighborhood and doesn’t understand why she is being accused, the report said.
Taylor was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with criminal mischief, intimidation/writing or sending a threat to kill or injure. She was released on $2,000 bond.