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Temple City Woman Dumped By Frenchman On Facebook Sentenced For Calling In Plane Threat

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A woman was sentenced to 100 hours of community service Monday for calling an airline and implying the Frenchman who just dumped her over Facebook might damage the plane.

Lizet Sariol, 46, of Temple City, pleaded guilty in January to a single felony count of conveying false and misleading information, specifically, implying that a United Airlines flight was endangered.

Sariol was ordered to serve two years probation, including community service. She will also have to undergo outpatient substance abuse treatment.

Sariol admitted to placing a 2 a.m. call on Sept. 25 to a United call center in Detroit, reporting that a Frenchman and his friends – who all have Arabic surnames – posed an unspecified threat to a flight scheduled to depart that day from Los Angeles International Airport to Las Vegas, then on to Paris, according to court papers.

A text Sariol sent to her former lover, Adnen Mansouri, said, “Don’t even try to get on the plane (I) called the fbi Sucks to be you hope you all have good attorneys, according to the court papers.

FBI agents intercepted the group at LAX. Mansouri said he knew he expected to be stopped by airport authorities as a result of being “harassed” by Sariol.

Mansouri told investigators that he had a four-night fling with Sariol while on vacation in Los Angeles, but broke it off hours before he was due to return to Paris. Mansouri’s friend, Salim Oumahdi, said they had been receiving threatening texts and Facebook postings from the woman in the preceding few hours, FBI Special Agent David Gates wrote in an affidavit.

Mansouri said he believed Sariol was angry because he “un-friended” her on Facebook.

Investigators who interviewed Sariol at a coffee shop in early October said she claimed she “freaked out” when her ex-lover kicked her out of the Beverly Hills house where he was staying the night before his return flight to Europe.

“I’m very sorry,” Sariol told the FBI interviewer.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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