Police say in reality the ad was the sinister work of the woman's long-time neighbor, year-old Philip Conran, who was feuding with her, and set her up for a parade of unwanted and desperate suitors. Conran has entered no plea to charges including reckless endangerment, harassment, criminal trespass and risk of injury to a minor.
The ad, posted April 5, said a woman in West Hartford wanted to "please as many as I can before I go to work! Police Chief James Strillacci said even veteran officers were surprised by the of strangers, more than a half-dozen, who knocked on the woman's door, called her house or just drove by in middle-class suburban West Hartford, Conn.
Men started showing up at her door and in her neighborhood, prompting her brother-in-law to stand guard and write down visitors' plates, police said. He also shooed away those bold enough to come to the door, including one who threatened to post her picture at soccer fields around town, authorities said. In another perverse twist, one man who showed up went to the wrong house, where he groped a teenage girl, police said.
He has been charged with sexual assault and other counts. The married father was ordered to have no contact with his neighbor. He declined to comment after his court appearance Thursday, April The woman declined to comment when contacted this week by The Associated Press.
Police linked the posting to Conran through Craigslist and his Internet provider, according to court records. Please enter address to continue.
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