An Americus, Georgia., woman is in hot water after authorities say a ploy to get even with all the men she felt had done her wrong apparently went wrong…very wrong.
Brandi Yakeima Lasiter decided to get a little revenge on her exes, whom she felt wronged her and left her heartbroken. She did this by posted to Facebook that she was HIV-positive—and that she had intentionally infected all of them, too.
“I always get the last laugh,” Lasiter said in a Facebook Live video post that went viral, but has since been taken down, the Post reports. “I get real nasty and evil.”
As if that wasn’t crazy enough, Lasiter named not only the men but their wives and their girlfriends, too, authorities said.
Lasiter’s attitude turned around quite fast after the authorities threatened to arrest her. Lasiter took the video down and informed everyone that her little HIV tale wasn’t true.
In Georgia, it’s a felony to knowingly transmit HIV, according to the Associated Press, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
In order to evade arrest, Lasiter presented authorities with receipts—medical records showing that she did not, in fact, have HIV.
There are over 58,000 people in Georgia living with HIV, therefore the law doesn’t mess around when it comes legally enforcing people to tell a sexual partner that they have HIV.
Lasiter didn’t fully escape this ‘prank’ unscathed. Lasiter has now been charged with a misdemeanor count of making harassing communications, according to AP, and faces up to a year in jail if convicted.