Okay So Today….
Today I got a random message from a man on Facebook. A spikerommel DO NOT CONTACT HIM! It’s not worth him targeting you too. he’s threatened enough people before me. this is JUST to signal boost so that people can stay away from him and be safe), But I’m still quite shaken, and feel on the verge of a panic attack. I am posting this as a warning to all to avoid this man pictured above. Please. I really do not feel that he is safe. He is, among other things, rude, spiteful, judgmental, and way beyond a normal modern-day level of sexist. (As I later found out. There are other warnings out there about this guy if you know where to look, but none posted publicly, which is another reason for this.)
Luckily for me, I do not live close to where he does (Chicago) But as I do go to some Chicago cons, and he is a Con-goer and cosplayer, I do feel I would not be safe should I find myself walking around alone again at one of these cons after this experience I just had. And I have seen him at cons before.
I probably talked to him far too long in this conversation. and he did keep responding after I was finished. (I didn’t have the chance to block him right away, my internet is always up and down.) and I did say something I am not proud of, but I have no reason to hide what I said.
Below is the conversation. (Please take note that the conversation “started” today. This is the first time I have had contact with him apart from seeing him walking around at a few conventions.)
I know he expected me to go “crying” to people on the internet for “false support” as he stated, and I had no plans to do such a thing. but as soon as he made me feel unsafe, I couldn’t not do something. I warned all my friends who also had him on his friends list, and I’m posting this publicly to warn anyone he may contact next.
He has contacted people since the start of this conversation who were female and single who were on my friends list, not his. (Some of which aren’t even local-ish or even cosplayers. One is even under-age.) And obviously he was stalking my page and targeting people on it. I am not the first person he has made feel unsafe, and I doubt I’ll be the last.
Please, I wish for you all to be safe.
EDIT:Please note that this happened back in Summer of 2013. I have contacted the police about it, they did nothing. He is still out there harassing, threatening, and sometimes actually attacking people. He has been banned from all major Midwest cons but he has been known to still show up to some of them.
If you have questions you can ask but please no more anons about reporting him, etc.