There are certain people I’ve encountered throughout my life who I, occasionally, look up on the state’s court records website, because they have violent and/or abusive and/or otherwise criminal records. One is my former boss, though he’s done nothing criminal in the past 10 years.
(Speaking of former bosses, I had two at the same time. The narc one who abused his wife and ended up in jail, was my secondary boss. My other boss, my primary boss, just died a week and a half ago. He moved with his wife to Florida 15 years ago when he retired and didn’t keep in touch, so I didn’t know until I saw the obituary a few days ago. He was as old as my dad was. Still dealing with the thought that my old boss isn’t on this earth anymore. 🙁 )
Another is this sociopath. He’s on the sexual offender registry for taking naughty pics of a 15-year-old. This is a weird guy with fixations on the idea that Christianity is EVIL and that the US government is EVIL and out to get him. I even found him featured on an episode of some obscure tinfoil-hat Youtube channel. The police had trouble identifying him because he is a natural-born American citizen but has no documentation, but has several aliases and birthdates. He says he wrote popular games for Atari and even took down some bank with a computer virus.
He said my SCA group, especially my husband, were somehow persecuting him some 20 years ago, because we asked him to remove his personal religious views from our group’s official website, which he ran. (Seriously, he had articles about astral projection on there, making us appear to be some kind of religious cult instead of an informal educational group.)
He once threatened to take down Charter Cable with a trojan because of his persecution complex. He’s made enemies all over Sheboygan in the years since he moved there–One Sheboygan forum even had a whole section full of his haters.
He insists that his conviction is all some big PLOT against him. He refused to follow the terms of being on his registry, so ended up in jail. I found several articles about him, and read his manifesto to the court on how he’s being persecuted.
He’s already on his fifth lawyer and STILL has not gone to trial. They keep withdrawing, or he keeps kicking them out, I don’t know. He also–many times–refuses to be transported to his hearings, even though he’s in jail. I didn’t know you could do that???!!!
Another is a person connected with the trolls. She lives in Wisconsin, and once even contacted me with a nasty message. She used to be a troll, but turned against them, even though she still stalks their usual target. The trolls say she died several months ago, but their usual target says her Twitter account is still active, and he doesn’t believe it. I also have found no record of a death in her hometown newspaper. She tried a few times to take out restraining orders against him and a troll, but failed.
Another is my ex Phil, the one who abused me worse than any of my other abusive exes. You can read all about him in my college memoirs, where the stories about him covered two years. In short, he:
- sexually abused me, which included trying to force me into anal sex, and forcing me into oral sex
- threatened to physically abuse me, and slapped and otherwise abused his next girlfriend Persephone
- verbally, mentally and emotionally abused me
- played mindbending tricks on me, playing on my gullibility to manipulate me
- tried to separate me from my friends, and even said my family was against him
- made his friends believe I was the abuser; one then turned into a flying monkey who tried to lecture me into submission to Phil
- verbally abused Wife #2, as witnessed by my friends after I graduated
- and probably other stuff which I don’t remember right at this moment
He “had” to marry Wife #2. My friends called her my “replacement” because not only did she join their group after I graduated, but Phil began dating her. They said that watching them together was like watching him and me all over again, which disturbed them. The difference was that she’d lie about where she was, when she’d miss an InterVarsity or sorority event because of him. They even tried to warn her from marrying him, but she didn’t listen.
Well, it lasted about 10 years. He posted on Classmates.com that she didn’t “support” him in a job move. Knowing how he used to throw that word around against me, I suspect it wasn’t so simple. I also found in the court records that he was convicted of disorderly conduct years ago. There were no public records of what he did, but there was a victim who gave a statement. I believe it was before the divorce from Wife #2. Make of that what you will, since that’s all the information I could find.
Now I decided to check again. Turns out that, just yesterday, his own sister filed a harassment restraining order against him!
I also found, through his Facebook, that he has a new fiancee or wife. I looked her Facebook over as well.
Don’t worry: It’s way too long ago–24 years–for me to be jealous or otherwise adversely emotionally impacted by checking out my ex’s profile or his new bride’s. In fact, he and I have exchanged a few messages via social media, not recently but in the past 10 years. So I can handle it.
But what shocked me was his new bride’s posts about him. There were a lot of them, of course. She is besotted; he clearly is, too, despite a huge age difference. Her friends say how great he is, what a great couple they are. And I wonder–
Has he changed CONSIDERABLY since I knew him?
Or is this just the lovebombing stage?
They’ve only been together about a year or two from what I see, and either just got married, or will soon. He and I were together far less than that, but we had a whirlwind romance and a nonlegal marriage after only two months. It was longer than that before he married Wife #2, during which time I could tell–from what she said at a party one Christmas–that he was lovebombing her. My friends heard him yell at her in the dorm, but he can still sweet-talk you so much that you forget about it.
Well, marriage #2 ended after only 10 years, so obviously the lovebombing didn’t last. It didn’t last long into our marriage, either. And now he has just married Wife #3, or will soon. So it’s still lovebombing time.
So I wonder, looking at new wife’s Facebook timeline–Has he changed considerably in 24 years? Or is he just putting on the usual show until he has the new woman hooked?
Persephone saw the same issues in him that I did. My friends saw him as controlling and possessive. My friends hated him not just for how he treated me, but for how he treated Wife #2 in their presence. This pattern tells me that the problem in our relationship was not me.
As I struggled for many years to work through the emotional trauma Phil put me through, using writing therapy and research into abuse, I began to identify all sorts of ways that he manifested signs of narcissism.
And then there’s that new fact that his own sister just took out a restraining order against him yesterday.
BTW, I also saw on his sister’s Facebook that she works and fights against child abuse, just as I do. It makes me wonder if she ever saw the signs that Phil himself was abusive to his wives.
So–Has he really changed? Is he really the wonderful, sweet, angelic man that his new bride and her friends think he is?
Maybe check back in a year or two…..
The court date finally came. Then they rescheduled because Phil was never actually served. Seems they made his sister do the serving, which I don’t understand because wouldn’t it be dangerous to have somebody serve their own restraining order?
Anyway, the second court date finally came this week. Turns out Phil was still never served, and neither he nor his sister showed up at court, so the restraining order was dismissed.
Since none of them are posting about it on Facebook, the online court records have no details, and maybe Phil didn’t even know about it since he was never served, I guess I’ll never know what th’ heck that was about. All I know is that Phil does not appear to be Facebook friends with his brother or sister or even his own mother. Weird.