'Pull a pig' victim's mum wants to 'string up' cruel prankster
The mum of a bar worker from the Midlands who has been left heartbroken after falling victim to a cruel âpull a pigâ stunt has hit out at her prankster.
Sophie Stevenson, 24, forked out Â£350 on a 400-mile trip to Amsterdam to meet a man she thought was romantically interested in her.
Sophie, from Stoke, Staffordshire, initially met 21-year-old Jesse Mateman on holiday in Spain this summer and stayed in touch after sleeping together.
She says she believed they had a âproper romanceâ and later decided to fork out hundreds of pounds to visit him in his hometown in the Netherlands.
He failed to show up at the airport when she arrived - despite being in contact with her up until then.
She claims she only heard from Jesse six hours later when she arrived at her hotel in the Dutch capital, and he text her to tell her sheâd been âpiggedâ.
" You were pigged," the Dutchman's heartless message allegedly read, along with two pig face emojis. It added: âIt was a joke.â
Now, Sophie's mum Julie Stevenson said her daughter is "in absolute bits" and can't stop crying after falling victim to the brutal trick that sees people compete to chat up women they deem to be 'the fat ugly girl'.
Julie she wanted to "string him up" after he "shattered" her daughter's confidence with the sick joke.
She told MailOnline : "He would call her everyday and Sophie was so excited and would go off and take the call.'
"He said he wanted to come and visit her in Manchester and was planning a visit. He then said he could not wait and asked if Sophie would come over to Amsterdam.
"Sophie said as she was getting on the plane he was calling her and telling her he couldn't wait to meet her at the hotel.
"It just sh ows you the lengths he was going to to make a fool of my daughter."
Julie said the pair bonded after getting caught up in the horror terror attack in Barcelona, which killed 13 people and injured 130, on August 17, reports the Mirror.
After bravely sharing her ordeal, she has received a host of supportive messages from members of the public, calling her "beautiful" and "gorgeous".
While some have praised her for her courage, others have lashed out at her "unbelievably cruel" lover for playing the "disgusting" and "mean" prank on her, reports the Mirror.
Angry Oyinbo Fifi took to the Mailâs Facebook page and posted: âThis is a horrific way to treat another human being. You reap what you sow. Letâs hope he doesnât have a daughter and sheâs treated this way. He is not a man but a boy.â
Marie Cumming took to Facebook and said: âYouâre a beautiful young girl and heâs a vile cretin! I hope that when you find love this doesnât affect your trust.â
Kevin Ward posted: âWhat a vile cruel thing to do. She actually had a lucky escape from this individual.â
Hayley Adams said: âHow cruel. Sheâs a pretty young woman. Only pig round here seems to be the man who did this to her.â
David Wells said: âSo cruel and Sophie is attractive and she is not fat and ugly.â
Victoria Wall posted: âHeâs the pig! How could anyone be so cruel! Poor girl.â
Kim Smith posted: âBe so very careful you young girls,how sick is this young boy.â
Joanne Ivanka Latif said: âOmg how horrible.â
Sammi Ayesha posted: âWhat nasty cruel people. You are beautiful. They r the pigs.âSource: Google News