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Ava Majury is a 15-year-old American tiktoker living in Naples, Florida. Last summer, an 18-year-old who had been stalker her for months tried to break into her home armed with a shotgun. Her father, a retired police officer, shot him when he threatened to enter the home and ended her life.
Father of ‘tiktoker’ kills daughter’s stalker when he tried to break into his home with a gun
Ava Majury has been using TikTok since she was 13, when the confinement began. Nearly two years later she has a million followers, mostly men, who consume her videos singing and dancing. In early 2020 Ava noticed a boy, Eric Justin, trying to contact her through TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram.
She also soon learned that friends she had in Florida and New Jersey, cities where she had lived, were selling her photos of her and personal information, such as her phone number, which Justin used to contact her. The New York Times reports that the 18-year-old even went so far as to contact a classmate of the ‘tiktoker’ to whom he offered to do her math homework in exchange for information about Ava.
However, the girl’s parents allowed him to sell two photographs of her to the stalker that she had also previously shared on her networks. Justin paid $300 for them. Ava did so thinking he would leave her alone, but then he started asking her for more erotic photos.
Her father went so far as to speak to the young man on the phone and explained that he was talking to a 14-year-old minor, and that such things could not happen. However, Justin went ahead with his plans and contacted a classmate of Ava’s to ask how he could get a gun to sneak into the minor’s home.
Ava Majury’s father: “I debunked what could have been a threat”
When Ava’s family found out, they did nothing to stop him or report him, as the young man lived far away from their home and they did not consider him a threat.
However, on July 10, the man showed up at the home and broke the lock on the door leading to the minor’s bedroom thanks to a shotgun. “All I remember is that I heard it, I felt it in my chest. I looked up and there was already a hole in my door,” Ava told the New York Times.
When her father found out, he went after him and got him to leave the home. But shortly thereafter, the young man again approached the door of the house armed, where the father was standing guard. Ava’s father, Rob Majury, asked him to put the gun down, but instead of doing so, Justin raised the shotgun, at which the father fired.
Police have confirmed that the shooting was justified and Rob will not face charges, although there is an ongoing investigation and the man has hired a lawyer.
Ava Majury continues to be active on TikTok
Despite the events, Ava continues to post videos on TikTok and has decided to use her position to make this type of occurrence visible. However, she often continues to receive hurtful messages and messages from men who want to approach her and get erotic photos of her.
Rob often thinks that they can’t go on living like this. Ava has had to quit the soccer team and now teaches from home. However, they don’t think she should give up social media because of what some “sick individuals” do. The young woman greatly enjoys uploading videos to this social network. “I usually upload a video at night, close my eyes, and in the morning it’s exciting to see how many views it gets,” explains the ‘tiktoker’.