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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:06am PT
leroy 'n luke part 1
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=178051&msg=178121#msg178121


Then I found this;
Leroy

climber

Nov 9, 2005 - 11:56am PT
Kenny was a psycho but Luke was in another League.Fish and I used to scratch Kennys prize Vdub with the rivets of our Levis while looking him in the eye.Kenny wouldnt even think of saying anything.But if u looked in Lukes eyes ,u knew he´d kill u.Still I funked with him some.I´ve seen him since the Granny incident.So I cant help but wonder if its true.I kept walkin though he saluted me by name.Any sitings?
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=72406&msg=117435#msg117435

that was apparently in response to this form the Fish;


Nov 1, 2005 - 09:58am PT
It is all muddy in my brain, but to the best of my knowledge:

Luke the Fluke, Granny in trunk, aka Luke Skywalker, line jugger, gear thief. All true.

Ken the psycho, psycho, got killed on the Peanut in Eldo when his rope cut at his waist. Cops were in the parking area looking for him in Eldo as he was wanted for killing a guy in the Buttermilk while bouldering. Shallow grave.

Bullwinkle caught a thief in camp 4.... can't remember the guys name, but he got thumped and litterally dragged through the mud all the way to the cops.

Fight at the base of the Zodiac... Yo hammer used on a guys back. They ended up throwing rocks at Ken the Psycho to keep him back. The guy who got hit with the hammer I can't remember his name, but it starts with an F?? Finnegan? Flarety? Fogerty? Anyway, it was all over fixed lines and gear at the top of the lines and bailing partners.

How does any of this tie into me?

Well..... Luke the Fluke lived out by us sheep buggerers with his Granny, and we have given him rides to and from the crags before. Mistake I tell you. I also went with Dick Cilley and Luke to do an FA in Josh (Cilleys masterpiece The Living Conjunction) and Luke was to bring the gear. He had it all sewn into his sport coat..... we did not have nearly enough. All my rack was in camp, hidden.... Luke goes back early to get more gear. When we all get back, all my rack is gone.... all of it. I think Sewellymon had a climbing class with Luke in it and Karl with a K!!! unreal!!!! Anyway, I get a call from the cops in Yosemite... seems that Luke had a ton of gear and I quote "wanted to be the best climber in the world..." In the stash was my entire rack. Got it back!!!! Mark your gear peoples!!!

Next nutcase: Ken the Psycho is hangin out at JT, as we all were.... He has already told a few people that he will kill them if they touch his car..... we might have been a bit tipsy, but we used to pee on the fender and sit on his car to get rise out of him. Anyway... all my rack goes missing again from camp. Weeks pass and I see Psycho Kenny climbing with one of my biners on his rack. Keen eye here boys.... so I confront him... he says some BS about how he found it etc... no way.... so I go back to his camp when he finishes climbing with a biner chain as a weapon..... he freaks and hops in his car and blow outta there for town... the cops are doing the loop so I send JT's finest to chase him down. They nab his ass and he sings like a canary... some guy he is staying with in town has a mountain of gear in his livingroom... all stolen from JT. I get all my rack back. After this is when he allegedly killed some dude in the Buttermilk.

Moral: always mark your gear and always file a report with the Tool-deJour™™™™ I've got two full racks returned to me. this way
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2013 - 11:38am PT
"Besides your claims, there is no evidense that Luke is anywhere other than the loony bin"




As per my post a week ago, Luke is STILL in Patton.
It was Verified by the Forensic Psych Department at Patton.



Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Otis wrote, "Sewellymon - care to explain your "Sierra Madre based sheep buggers" remark earlier in the thread? As a life long resident of that town, i don't recall a Luke strong in town...and in a mile square town, you basically either know, or know of, everybody. "

Having lived in Sierra Madre from '81- '93 and '06- '11, it seemed the people in town you got to know best were the underemployed or the retirees lounging around downtown gabbing over endless cups of coffee. The rest of us just kind of went about our business..

Otis, dunno if you knew any of the Sierra Madre climbers from the late 70's (Moonie, Fish, The Driver, Karl Runde) but I recall them saying Luke was in their Boy Scout troop at some juncture. Bet he had those scary empty eyes even back then.

Oh- and Russ's post upthread-- never had Luke in the climbing class, but Karl with a K did enroll in the class we had at Cal State.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
" i don't recall a Luke strong in town.."


Maybe because his last name was Stong, not Strong.


:)

It was good seeing you after all the years, at Perris Lake, Swelly!
BJ

climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:49pm PT

As per my post a week ago, Luke is STILL in Patton.
It was Verified by the Forensic Psych Department at Patton.


Maybe they let him out to go bouldering? Make him promise to come back
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Jan 3, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
thanks for creeping out my morning, gang. Remind me to quit teaching little kids the joy of torturing small animals.
Gerg

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 3, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
Speaking of weirdos in the Valley, a few years ago I was bouldering on what I think is called the Bridwell Boulder near the road, enjoying the sun, and this older man in his 60s comes over dressed in a one piece mechanics suit, carrying a tiny knapsack, says he is from Modesto or some place just outside the Valley. Once we finish our initial hellos, he starts getting real angry at me about Obama, so I had to agree with whatever he said as i thought he was going to assault me. Once he finally left me alone I saw a police or warden(?) pass by and stopped him and told him the incident. The officer seemed uninterested however.
otisdog

Big Wall climber
Sierra Madre & McGee Creek, Ca.
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Sewellymon - thanks for the explanation. Looks like I didn't know as many people in town as I thought. After reading the links, I'm glad i didn't. Our Sierra Madre boy scout troop, #384, was disbanded by BSA for nefarious deeds.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
I've just scheduled an interview with Luke Stong as I pass by on the way to visit Joe Morse. Any specific greetings or questions for him?











































not really ...
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Moral: always mark your gear and always file a report with the Tool-deJour


In my opinion this is mandatory. If ever threatened, even if just implied go straight to the cops and make a statement. At least if you suddenly disappear they'll know where to start looking.

This worked in my favor when I revealed to the antagonist that I had made a cop statement. His next ugly move would then be fraught with peril, which I think accounted for him backing off and paying what he owed me. Caution with this move however, as psycho's don't necesarrily think like us.

I tell my kids exactly the same thing. Anyone threaten you go straight to the cops and insist on a written statement. It is your right and it is why they exist, at least in theory.

Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Here’s what happened to me, when I went to the authorities after being threatened.

I work in a tough industry, I own a large drywall contacting company and we are always hiring . I’ve had three death threats against me over the years by various psychotics, but the last one a few years ago was the most disturbing.

Being short of money one of my subs decides that I should pay him considerably more than we agreed upon. Things escalate over the weeks, to the point where he leaves me a cell phone message, that he wants his “F-ing money and he wants it F-ing now, and don’t F-ing forget that he is F-ing Italian and I should watch my F-ing back and maybe some of my F-ing job sites may F-ing burn down.”

I transfer the cell phone message onto my business answering machine to save a copy to play for the authorities, under outgoing message 2, ( didn’t have one of those old tape recorders) and contact the local RCMP who advise me to get a restraining order after listening to the tape. This guy was already known by the cops.

I speak to my Lawyer Darryl. He tells me his story, “ I had a guy come in my office and point a handgun at me and tell me my days are numbered, the RCMP advised me not to walk in front of any windows for a while.”

We agreed that my business good name, and life where worth more than aggravating the crazy sub and escalating the whole situation, so I offered him a portion of his demands, which he cheerfully took, and said I should call him if I had any more work! WTF.

Later that afternoon, I was outside gardening with my wife, working off the stress, when the business phone rings, before I can run in, the answering machine message kicks in, “I want my f-ing money, I want it F-ing now, and don’t forget i’m f-ing Italian , etc.”

I looked at my wife and we both break out in hysterical laughter, guess I didn’t get that customers job.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
Psychos abound Rolf, regardless of the pecking order.

Recently a steel stud framer decided he was going to slap me down and step on my face. This arose out of me being pushed by the client enough that I had made a mistake in layout.

All I could think of was, I can't let this unbalanced individual get the upper hand or I've truly lost control of what I was responsible for. So I did the "what was that you just said ?" routine and he thankfully backed off.

Holy f*#k, and whatever, seemed to rule the moment.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Oh shit
BJ

climber
Jan 4, 2013 - 09:03am PT
I bet none of the commercial GWB guys in Van have grandmothers
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 4, 2013 - 10:06am PT
After reading this whole thread, it seems that Scott and Larry were pretty lucky that Luke didn't make it to the valley.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 4, 2013 - 10:25am PT
"Any specific greetings or questions for him?"

This place had a helluva rep in Sacratomato. It's out near Ione.

Preston Reformstroy, Ione.
Preston Reformstroy, Ione.
Credit: GI
You ever live here, Luke? It's got terrific buildering. And ghosts.

We used to get mild threats from our scoutmaster whenever we went near the place on trips to camp and gold-pan on the Moke.

http://anybodythere.net/cgi-bin/paranormal-forums/YaBB.pl?num=1299486401

It's the Bad Boys' Labor Camp.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 4, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Rolfr, being from Chicago I can assure you that your 'Italian' was a bogus
wannabe. Real wise guys don't make idle threats, luckily for you. :-)

A few years ago I was back there visiting the rels. My cousin, not Vinny,
told me of an incident from the Things Don't Change Department. His lawyer,
a friend, had dropped by his office, mainly just to chat. Dale took a call
from his accountant who was pressing him to collect on an outstanding
bill from a local roofing company. His lawyer's ears perked up as he listened
to the conversation. When Dale hung up his friend said,

"Dale, as your lawyer and, more importantly, your friend I don't think you
should push too hard on collecting that bill. Just write that one off."
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jan 4, 2013 - 11:33am PT
Later that afternoon, I was outside gardening with my wife, working off the stress, when the business phone rings, before I can run in, the answering machine message kicks in, “I want my f-ing money, I want it F-ing now, and don’t forget i’m f-ing Italian , etc.”

I looked at my wife and we both break out in hysterical laughter, guess I didn’t get that customers job.

Hilarious.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jan 6, 2013 - 07:04pm PT

Rottingjohnny, thank god I don't know you.

I am actually very scared of the Luck Stong(s) of the world. I plan to stay in my little corner, safe with my son and listen to my husband since he has a bigger clue about the world than I do.

I like my boring, small, nothing interesting is here, life. I'll chew my leg off to just keep it this way.

AFS



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 6, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
Anastasia, RJ is well house-trained and would even drink with a lawyer.
As far as climb with one I would not be so presumptuous.
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