We've all participated in a little light Facebook stalking to get through a cold winter's night. But a woman named Jill Sharp from Scotland took things too far. The 31-year-old has been accused of stalking a man named Graham McQuet for four years and pretending to be his girlfriend. She also Photoshopped herself into photos of him and his actual girlfriend, Marianne Stirling, and shared them on Facebook, telling all her friends she was engaged, the Daily Record reports.
These two have never met:
Sharp reportedly even retraced the steps of a trip the couple took to London, and posted photos of herself and McQuet at Westminster Abbey side-by-side to make it seem like they took the trip together:
This had been going on for four years when finally Sharp's friends grew suspicious of this "fiancé" they had never met. The dubious vacation photo above (notice the ground is darker in the photo on the right due to rain) was the final straw.
“She put up a picture claiming they were having a weekend away in London but the two images were completely different," one friend told the Daily Record. "It was obvious it had been taken on a different day. So we started looking at her other images and it was evident in some of them they had been photoshopped.”
The friends tracked down McQuet, who said he had no idea who Jill Sharp was and that he was engaged to someone else.
“It appears this woman followed them down to London, visited the same places, took photos, then photoshopped them," said a friend of the couple. "It's astonishing behavior."
Here's a photo of real-life couple, McQuet, 31, and Stirling, 33:
After finding out about their stalker, Stirling tweeted about the incident and said that police had been called (her Twitter account has since been deleted):
A friend of Stirling's said that police responded but told the couple that no action could be taken. So apparently Sharp's actions, though creepy AF, are not illegal. “The police have told them that no criminal activity has taken place, apparently she’s allowed to impersonate whoever she wants to impersonate," said the friend. "The police just weren’t interested.”
I hope this woman gets the help she needs, and finds a living, breathing boyfriend who will take Facebook photos with her IRL. As my grandma always says, there's a pot for every lid. Even the crazy lids.