A Georgia woman is being investigated by police after she ranted in a viral Facebook video about infecting her male sexual partners with HIV.
Americus Police identified the woman in the footage as Brandi Yakeima Lasiter. Officials told NBC affiliate 11 Alive that they launched their investigation after receiving several tips about the video on Friday.
In the video, Lasiter is seen listing off the names of men she claims to have infected with the sexually transmitted disease. She also brags about inflicting revenge and suffering on her victims, who include the wives and girlfriends of her sexual partners.
“Motherfucker play with me, I told ya, I’m a evil motherfucker,” Lasiter says in the video. “I’m evil as hell. I get real nasty and evil. Yeah.”
“I always get the last laugh,” she adds. “I’m going to watch y’all die.”
Lasiter’s original Facebook video post, which was roughly one minute long, apparently went viral last week and has since been taken down.
Major Herman Lamar of the Americus Police Department said law enforcement received several links to the video on Friday.
“It is quite alarming to anyone in any community and we asked everyone to – if you are going to engage in risky behavior – to also practice safe sex,” he told 11 Alive.
Authorities said one of the men named in the video has filed a complaint against Lassiter, alleging “harassing communications.”
Georgia Code 16-5-60 makes it a felony to knowingly attempt to transmit HIV.
Lasiter is currently being questioned, but according to 11 Alive, police declined to say whether she’s been arrested.
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