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Woman Calls Coast Guard On Ex, Ends Up Facing Serious Charges


A Gloucester woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to making a fake distress call involving her ex-boyfriend.

According to federal prosecutors, 29-year-old Ashley Strum-Smith called in a false report to the United States Coast Guard of a ship taking on water in the Severn River on August 13, 2012.

“We had gotten in a fight the week prior,” said Kevin Baird, Strum-Smith’s ex-boyfriend.


I’m confused what her actual end game was here. Did she think he was doing something illegal on the boat? What an idiot.

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