Why this dude thought this was a good idea is beyond us.
Kyle Dube, 20, decided he wanted to be a hero. But, as there was no damsel in distress around, he decided to use a fake Facebook account to lure a teenage girl out of her house in an attempt to stage her kidnapping.
He would then “rescue” her so he could look like a hero. But instead…he accidentally killed 15-year-old Nichole Cable.
Her body was found in a wooded area this month in Old Town, Maine after she went missing. Dube told his brother that he “intended to kidnap Nichole and hide her; that he would later find her and be the hero.” Oh, really?
In an affidavit released after Dube was indicted, Detective Thomas Pickering outlined the scenario leading to the high school sophomore’s death. He wrote that Dube told his brother that he used Facebook to trick her into going out of her house in Glenburn, not far from Old Town, while he waited in the woods wearing a ski mask.
When Nichole came along, the 20-year-old Dube jumped out and snatched her, duct-taped her and put her in the back of his father’s pickup truck, the affidavit said. Dube later discovered that she was dead, so he dumped her body and covered it with branches, it said.
The affidavit doesn’t go into details about how Nichole was duct-taped, and the cause of her death is still being determined by the medical examiner’s office.
As for the fake account Dube was using:
Police interviewed a friend of Nichole’s named Bryan Butterfield, who said somebody had set up a fake Facebook account in his name and he suspected Dube. Butterfield told detectives that Dube wanted to have sex with Nichole but that she had rejected his advances, the affidavit said.
Investigators determined that Nichole had frequent contact with the fake Butterfield on Facebook and that the person posing as Butterfield repeatedly requested to meet with her before she agreed to meet with him at the end of her road to get some marijuana the night she went missing, the affidavit said.
Police asked Facebook officials to produce records to identify the owner of the fake Butterfield account, which was traced to Dube’s parents home.”
Wow! First of all staging a kidnapping IS kidnapping. Secondly, this may be the dumbest idea we’ve heard in a while. This guy needs to go straight to jail.
We send our prayers and condolences to Nichole’s family. May she rest in peace.