Woman arrested after allegedly assaulting woman she met online

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman she met online.

It happened late Tuesday night at an apartment complex near NW 36th and May.

“Police responded to a residence. It was regarding an assault. It was a rather unique one,” MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department said.

It all started online where the victim and suspect met, later arranging to meet Tuesday night at the victim’s apartment.

“Once the second female was there she became enraged over something, it’s unclear what it was, began arguing and then fighting with the first female, the victim,” Knight said.

According to the police report, 27-year-old Jenna Stotigh attempted to hit the victim and then bit her on the arm.

“And then she simply walked back to the bedroom and laid down on the bed and went to sleep,” Knight said.

When officers responded, Stotigh was still in bed with no pants on. Initially, she wouldn’t get up for officers.

“It’s not something we see every day,” Knight said. “Ended up placing her under arrest on assault charges.”

Cases like this lead to some safety tips for those surfing the web hoping to find love, not violence.

“As soon as you meet somebody online, or you start any kind of very basic relationship, go check out their social media sites,” Patrick Allmond, a social media expert, said. “Look at their political views, religious views, the kind of friends they hang around with.”

Allmond warned when you plan to meet in person, be cautious about the meeting spot.

“Meet in a public place first, possibly with a friend on standby next door or background, something like that,” Allmond said.

Stotigh was booked into jail on assault and battery charges.

The victim told News 4 it was scary but she tried to remain calm and let the authorities handle the situation.

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