An Indiana woman had her husband arrested for doing something shocking – until he revealed something that turned the tables on her completely.
Angela Voelkert reportedly made a fake Facebook profile posing as a teenager and sent her husband, David, a friend request.
The two of them were going through a difficult child custody battle and the woman thought the best way for her to get full custody was to have her husband arrested.
She made the account and started talking to her husband while posing as “Jessica Studebaker.”
The correspondence involved an admission on David’s part that he placed a GPS device on his ex-wife’s car in order to monitor her every move. He also revealed that he wanted to find someone to “take care of” his ex.
“You should find someone at your school,” he told Studebaker, The Smoking Gun reported, “that would put a cap in her a** for $10,000.”
David Voelkert spent four days in custody after his wife turned him in, but federal prosecutors ultimately lifted the charges against him after he made a rather shocking revelation he knew it was Angela the whole time, and played along so that he could use it against her in the child custody case.
“I am lying to this person,” he stated in a notarized affidavit given to the FBI, “to gain positive proof that it is indeed my ex-wife trying to again tamper in my life. In no way do I have plans to leave with my children or do any harm to Angela Dawn Voelkert or anyone else.”
He signed and notarized the affidavit six days before he was even arrested for the statement that he made to his ex-wife under her assumed name.
The case went viral quickly after being shared on Reddit, with many users wondering how sane Angela was considering how quickly the husband knew it was her.
“I wonder how much other strange behavior his ex-wife must have pulled for him to figure out that this was her so quickly,” one Reddit user commented.
“For anyone thinking these people’s actions are about the same, they are not. He was just trying to defend himself. Her actions are stalker level craziness.”