My Random Threat From a Stranger
There was a comment made to one of my posts, which in itself is news since the occurrence is such an extreme rarity, and much to my chagrin I did the unthinkable and erased it. Why would I throw away my much solicited attention and in doing so endanger the 1st amendment rights of the person that penned it? Because it made me mad.
The comment in question was from Anonymous, which I tend to associate with someone being really lazy, really dumb or really hiding something. The only exception is the occasional "anonymous" comment that my mother leaves in hopes of convincing me that someone outside the immediate bloodline is actually interested in my ramblings. Thanks Mom.
I was angry about this particular comment because it was not only incredibly random and ridiculous, but threatening as well. I don't care for being threatened, even by the random and ridiculous. This is what it said:
"I am looking for the parent to a Dave Honea, age 20, in Allen, Texas, that is pursuing my 16 year old daughter. If you are such parent, please be warned that I do plan to prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law."
The post which garnered said comment was one from last month about my friend Dave. It is obvious by reading the post that Dave is not a Honea, but in fact has a last name of his very own. It is also obvious that Dave is no longer 20. In addition, two minutes of looking at my site would show the concerned parent that I, a) do not have any children over the age of three, and b) do not live in Texas.
That is not to say I don't empathize with the parent, and I'm sure that the comment was left in some sort of angry Vodka and Google induced search of "Dave Honea" which would naturally lead them to a page with Honea in the title and Dave in the context. I understand.
My site, although a little rough around the edges, is still family-oriented. Any reference to teen-porn (I think this is the only reference actually) would be followed by the fine print stating all "teens" are at least 18 years of age.
I would have helped the parent if I could. All they had to do was email me through my easily accessible address and ask me if I knew of such a person, which I don't.
All I can say is good luck random poster of threatening comments. I hope you find the menace you are looking for. In the meantime, keep an eye on your daughter and a shotgun in your closet.