Nick Allen, The Telegraph | February 16, 2015 7:31 PM ET
A woman who missed out on her dream home in San Diego has been convicted of stalking the young family who outbid her.
Kathy Rowe waged an escalating campaign of abuse, signing the buyers up to magazine subscriptions and sending them US$1,000 (more than $1,200) worth of adult diapers before posting ads for fake parties at their home and leaving their photographs on sex websites.
Soon after they moved in with their two young children, Ms. Rowe used a false name to re-list the house for sale on the Internet and would-be buyers began turning up at the door.
Leaflets went to neighbouring houses warning that a sex offender had moved onto their street.
On Valentine’s Day, wives in the neighbourhood received romantic cards apparently signed by Mr. Rice when he had done no such thing.
Then someone put an ad online inviting high school teenagers to a New Year’s Eve party at their home. On July 4, their address was advertised as giving away free fireworks. Religious organizations were also invited.
Mr. Rice found posts on the Internet advertising sex with his wife.
Her picture was posted under the heading “Carmel Valley Freak Show. Come see me during the day while my husband is at work.”
Ms. Rowe posed online as Ms. Ruhter and sent her address to one man instructing: “I like to be surprised and have a man just show up at the door and force his way in the door.”
Another invitation said: “Will make it extra wild and worth your time.”
Two men did indeed show up. On one occasion, the house was locked. The other was confronted by Mr. Rice.
Becoming increasingly scared, the couple took self-defence classes and installed extra security.
Could almost be the pilot for a new movie like "Misery". Sheesh.