A Florida cop apparently thought he could get away with terrorizing a woman online by threatening to rape and kill her her family if she did not send him nude photos of herself as long as he remained anonymous.
He was wrong.
Orange City police officer Joshua David Fancher was arrested Tuesday and charged with making terrorist threats. The 25-year-old resigned immediately.
He had only been a cop since December 21, believing the badge turned him into a “peacemaker,” who was blessed by God, according to his Facebook profile photo.
But peacemaker is one of those doublespeak words cops like to use that means the exact opposite.
He began terrorizing the woman on January 27 by sending her threatening messages through her Instagram account, threatening to kill her and her 5-year-old brother and kill her sister if she did not send him nude photos of herself, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
It is not clear how he chose to target her, but she lives in Georgia and does not appear to know him.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, who made the arrest, posted the following statement on its Facebook page:
Since Fancher resigned, there is always that chance that he becomes a cop again.
But for now, he must fight the felony charge against him. He remains in jail with no bond.