A Village of Newark man thought he could find love through a social website on his computer, but discovered a night of lovemaking could be expensive.
The man hooked up via the computer with Nicole Petterelli, age 22, of Winsboro Road in the Town of Minoa, New York. She then travelled to Newark and the two seemingly hit it off, having sexual relations. The encounter also involved a dog and the next morning Petterelli reportedly was told to unceremoniously leave. The miffed woman left, but soon concocted a scheme and called the Newark man to inform him that he had to pay her $3000, otherwise she would not take the “morning after pill” and possibly present him with a pregnancy and child.
The “morning after pill”, also refferred to as “Emergency Contraception”, is taken shortly after intercourse and sold under various brand names. It is an FDA approved backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or birth control failure. It is available to anyone age 17 or over, without a prescription. Emergency contraception provides up to five days in which to potentially prevent pregnancy. It contains levonorgestrel, the same ingredient found in many birth control pills.
The man immediately called Newark Village Police who were waiting for Nicole when she showed up to collect the expected loot. She was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree-Extortion.
Petterelli was arraigned before Newark Justice William Shusler and released on her own recognizance to reappear in Newark Village Court on July 18th.