The next time someone talks about their “crazy ex,” tell them about Thomas Traficante.
After his relationship ended, the St. John’s University student refused to let his former girlfriend move on. Traficante began cyber-stalking his ex, who has not been identified.
The student of the Queens, New York university posted his victim’s information on escort websites. Traficante, a Seaford, New York, native, also took her online quizzes for school and deliberately failed them.
He also menaced her and her sorority sisters over the phone using voice alteration technology. The woman changed her cell phone number, but that still didn’t stop him.
Traficante even went so far as to send drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine to her before calling the police and alerting them in attempts to get his ex arrested.
As a result, Traficante will serve four years in prison for “cyberstalking and distribution of a controlled substance”.
He also received a scathing admonishment from US District Judge David Larimer:
“If you had a modicum of intelligence, you should know that what you did, repeatedly, was despicable.”
Traficante’s attorney said they plan to appeal the sentence. But the outcome does not look promising for Traficante.
After news of his actions broke, Twitter users took to social media to express their outrage at his actions.
HE DESERVES HARD PENALTY
— Follow Trick (@alcartins) June 22, 2018
Shit,only four years??
— إ م ي ل (@emilemelika) June 22, 2018
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. I’m glad this shit is taken more seriously now. RTnypost: This creep gets prison time after putting ex on prostitution site, stalking her sorority https://t.co/u7ZOBMgcXX pic.twitter.com/MfbOdQ4jcS
— Robin Bull (@TheRobinBull) June 23, 2018
Just ban men already
— Pete Catapano (@pcatapano) June 22, 2018
He needs serious help!
— ™Ne$$a™ (@N_e_s_sa) June 22, 2018
— Brian King (@KingOrleans) June 22, 2018
Good hope it’s a long time
— rgh (@rghhappy) June 23, 2018
Other users suggested taking precautions as well.
That’s it. My daughter isn’t allowed to date until she’s married.
— ???????? Ⓥ (@CxurtneyLxve) June 22, 2018
— MsL (@shapatdada) June 22, 2018
Hopefully Traficante learns to deal with rejection in a healthy adult manner.
It shouldn’t be a problem.
After all, he has four whole years to reflect on why harassment and intimidation are not okay.
H/T: New York Post