Think twice before agreeing to pose naked for your roommate in exchange for free rent.
A man in Lake County, Fla., learned that truism the hard way after he moved out last August.
Police said the picture-taking roomie, identified as Samuel Otero, 37, started texting the victim constantly. Even worse: he allegedly sent the nude pictures he took to the victim’s co-workers and girlfriend. He even left one of the naked snaps on a car belonging to the victim’s grandmother, police said, according to CFNews13.com.
Things really came to a head on Monday when Otero allegedly threatened to shoot his ex-roomie and then himself if the two couldn’t be together.
Police arrested the suspect on Tuesday for stalking, and he was later released on $5,500 bond, the Miami New Times reported.
Dangerous and sometimes deadly roommate behavior is near constant fodder for headlines.
In March, James White, a student at the University of York in England, was banned from owning a pet for eight years after he drunkenly fried up his roommate’s hamster.
In December, Thomas Hahn was arrested for allegedly shooting his roommate dead in their Volusia County, Fla. home during an argument over the proper way to make pork chops.
Last May, Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, admitted to murdering his roommate Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie and devouring his brain and heart.