Man jumps to his death in a mall after meeting his virtual girlfriend of six years for the first time
A man was excited to finally meet the woman with whom he was talking over the Internet for many years.
However, the meeting went very bad and the man committed suicide by jumping from the sixth floor in a crowded mall.
The man was identified as Roberto Gonzales of the Philippines. Gonzales met the woman in the mall in the city of Lipa, Batangas.
A witness told investigators that she overheard the conversation between the man and the woman before he jumped.
Gonzales asked the woman: “Is that really you? How can that girl be you? You have dark skin. You fooled me for six years!”
Gonzales first met the woman through social media. They carried on a virtual relationship for six years.
When the two finally met in person, Gonzales was disappointed with the woman he saw standing in front of
Gonzales reportedly had a hard time facing the fact that the woman looked different in person than on the photos she posted.
The woman used Instagram filters to enhance her looks before posting her photos to the Internet.
“He said I looked nothing like the photos I've posted online. I did not know that my looks are so important to him. I thought he was going to accept me even without Instagram filters,” the woman told investigators.
Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene.