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Gerg

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:54am 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 - 12:06pm 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 - 12:09pm 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 - 12:09pm 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 - 08:21pm PT
Hereís 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 . Iíve 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 ďF-ing money and he wants it F-ing now, and donít 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.Ē

I transfer the cell phone message onto my business answering machine to save a copy to play for the authorities, under outgoing message 2, ( didnít 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, ď 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.Ē

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, ďI want my f-ing money, I want it F-ing now, and donít forget iím f-ing Italian , etc.Ē

I looked at my wife and we both break out in hysterical laughter, guess I didnít get that customers job.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 3, 2013 - 08:52pm 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 3, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Oh shit
BJ

climber
Jan 4, 2013 - 06:03am PT
I bet none of the commercial GWB guys in Van have grandmothers
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 4, 2013 - 07:06am 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 - 07:25am 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 - 08:00am 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 - 08:33am 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, ďI want my f-ing money, I want it F-ing now, and donít forget iím f-ing Italian , etc.Ē

I looked at my wife and we both break out in hysterical laughter, guess I didnít get that customers job.

Hilarious.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jan 6, 2013 - 04:04pm 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 - 05:02pm 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.
WBraun

climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
After reading this whole thread, it seems that Scott and Larry were pretty lucky that Luke didn't make it to the valley.

Not true.

We were ready for him.

He would have gotten the beat down of a lifetime ......
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 6, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Anastasia...Reilly is right.... For once... I just cleaned my litter box and will drink with lawyers only if they buy....as for climbing with one , no dice....RJ
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