Maybe Rob wants to know his name for the same reason many victims of violent offenses have a "victim notifier" on file, so that these victims are informed when their attacker gets out of prison. There is something helpful about knowing, so the victims can have some control over that knowledge which can be helpful to those that have been victimized. Knowledge can be powerful and sometimes it is all that victim has.
I can't imagine being attacked from behind, in full public view, no one helps, and then wake up in the hospital with serious injuries, then realize the attacker took my ID and other personal items. Trauma like this often life altering, and the victim has to take intentional and sometimes very personal steps to become a survivor, and to make their way without having that incident color their everyday experiences. Or they can become stuck in the trauma, unable to move.
Rob doesn't mention taking physical revenge, he doesn't appear to be bottling up much since this happened, instead he is letting it all hang out in the open. Persons that are planning to do violence on someone generally don't go public in this fashion.
One thing I often see in our culture is this 'blame the victim' mentality. It is so heavily ingrained that rapists have even been let off for presenting the risque clothing that the victim wore in court, robbery victims criticized for the area of the town that they were in when they were robbed ("what were you doing there?"). As if the person is/was to blame for the actions of another. How often do we see persons consistently blame those on assistance for being lazy and not wanting to work, etc etc. This is an unfortunate fixture in our culture, where those groups that have been historically hobbled/abused are now blamed for their lack of advancement or progress. Then the majority culture is dismissive of those group's reaction/outrage to their abuse, and often those in power tell the abused how they SHOULD be feeling, thinking, reacting, etc.
The stuff about beating someone, gallows, gas chamber, etc does not reflect anything in Rob's posts. I don't know for sure what nerve this issue hits with you, but recognize that in Rob's shoes, maybe pursuing this person's identity is what he needs to do to (as you said) "get on with your life". He does't mention anything vaguely resembling vigilantism.
I don't disagree with your statement to Rob about getting help as often traumatized people need assistance with this. However the level of vitriol leveled at his reactions and your suppositions regarding Rob's violent intent continue to be confusing to me. Especially with the great degree of compassion, understanding, intelligence, and critical thinking that I have read in so many of your other posts, Gonzo.
I think that Rob is just trying his best to get some modicum of control over the present after a past life altering event. Maybe there is more to it, but having worked with many victims as well as perpetrators, it seems that his efforts have not been over the top. Rather Rob has done what is in his wheelhouse to accomplish, and despite his best efforts, this person who radically altered his trajectory is still out there. That is something that Rob has to live with, and he has to come to terms that he did all he could to rectify that situation and that individual continues to walk free. To possibly do this again. That reality can be hard to accept.
Mark Twain said "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble, it's what you know for sure, that ain't so." That goes for all of us as we search for the truth, which is really our own truth. I will honor Rob's efforts and hope that he can move through this, even if the person that attacked him is not apprehended.
The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.
,,,that you want the dude's name before the police. What for? So you can kick the living shit of him and leave the carcass for the police?
Peace, love and brotherhood my ass! You are bringing out the worst of our community. Besides the advice I gave you, which was to get on with your life and stop letting them rip off even one more second of your life you need to get some serious counseling, with or without a prescription pad.
Which is not at all to say the guy shouldn't get caught and justice be served. But just keep bottling up all that justified hate dude, and see what it brings you. This whole thing reminds me of every bad thing I ever saw happen on tour. And there was PLENTY. Should we have set up gallows and hung everybody we imagined looked at our girl friends breasts the wrong way when we were tripping?
You ought to think about how ridiculous you sound AND JUST GET OVER IT ALREADY! Because I'll clue you, that vitriolic thrill you get watching somebody die in the gas chamber
just ain't worth it,
If all is true, this individual has already served time for violent crime. Why the HELL is he out on the street? Some poor knuckahaid somewhere is doin' 20 to life for pot, and bastards like this are released to prey on people.....no wonder I arm myself when I'm away from home...jeeeeez!!
I would MUCH prefer to learn this ooplik/captain persons identity BEFORE the police do, if it matters to anyone.
no girl was hit (other than, to my knowledge,bethany, at the gorge, after she sold some jewelry for me), however, this 'hatter' person, who set up the 'hit', on me, and, apparenty, hired, this ooplik/captain person to do the 'job', DID mug my employee at the gorge.again, i dont know, the issue between these two young ladies, and frankly, I dont care.I DO however, have a standing reward of $1000.oo for this 'ooplik/captain' persons legal identity., as you know, his description is in this thread, as well as a copy of the threatening email he sent me last year.--and, YES, its 97% certain, that the person posting as 'ooplik' is the person who attacked me.
IF YOU KNOW HIS REAL NAME PLEASE GIVE IT UP
its NOT snitching to HELP when violence is involved.
my phone # (720) 838-6564
investigating agency phone (479) 667-9127
my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
reward is in trust for me by private assistancem do NOT contact invesitagating agency regarding reward.
* to be eligible 4 reward info MUST lead to conclusive identification/location of person with weapons at wakarusa.
Wow! this is amazing! Polarities have switched! Security not wanting to chase and beat someone? Fights, brutality, robberies...Girls getting hit by ? and getting in fist fights. It happened in the day, but not like now. People are losing it! What happened in the skies in to flip everything so bizarre? Hope you're healed L Rob.
Hats off for your persistance and perseverance, Rob! Please continue to keep us informed about your quest for justice!
Another question-have you started a blog or are you using any other internet platform in your search? Somewhere that might have wider exposure than just here on deadnet? A page on FB? The more your information gets out, the more likely it is that this horrible perpetrator will be caught.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.
thanks , dear LegendaryRob, for your updates on these events that caused you so much suffering . We care . With freesbee smiles from Europe , Swan
often when one is victimized, trying to find the culprit and make things right is a victim's only way to become a survivor of such an attrocity. And this happening at a show? A sad pairing of events, and hopefully all the wonderful prior show experiences can work to counter/outweigh the memories of this attack.
Nowadays I think of my sons attending shows and shudder at the idea that this individual maybe just behind them, in line, having some kind of problem and then jumping them. Not a thought I like to have.
Per prior post, if 'captain' indeed has PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), his continued use of Xanax is contraindicated. This medication is NOT to be used by persons with impulse control problems (i.e. aggression, suicidal thoughts, etc) and Xannax can act as a disinhibitor and actually reduce ones inhibition's regarding actting out violently. captain needs to turn himself in and seek help before he kills someone. He could have killed you that day.
Your quest is a noble one, legendary rob. I wish you well with it and admire your tenacity. Whether 'captain' is found or not, your actions have at least informed the the community of a dangerous individual whom we should all be wary of. And we should all do our part if we can be of assistance.
With the stated list of 'captain's' problems, his potential for continued violence is significant, and those who are harboring him are most likely to be at risk to be his next victims. As his anger and paranoia increases, so will his use of the Xannax (and other substances), and with his ongoing efforts to avoid the law/consequences, he will then begin to view those around him as a threat. Hatter will continue to do what a battered partner does, make excuses, downplay the seriousness or lethality of the violence, and participate in some level of self-blame. Rarely do battered partners blame the perpetrator (without some kind of help).
Your path is a righteous one. And even if you are not able to make sure that captain faces justice, at least we have all been informed of the potential for such problems. And as horrible as this is, I have to consider such things next time I am at a show with my family. Not that I want that in my mind, but I can't deny reality.
I can't stick my head in the sand after knowing what has happened to you.
Take care and good luck.
The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.
1/28/2010 12:33 PM
I recently received an email from a novato, CA police officer, it turns out he recognised the accomplice to the attacks name-jessica richmond-aka 'hatter', as a person involved in a kidnapping/missing persons case in his town in february 2009.-this case, was apparently 'resolved' without an arrest, but it was rather shady.more to the point-the 'victim', in that case, was a girl who had the same name (bethany)as my
'employee'-at the gorge, in may 2009, and who was, indeed, assaulted & robbed there(the gorge dead show-may 2009) by a female using the nickname 'hatter'.--the same female, yes, harrased me,at wakarusa, over my hiring 'bethany',then made a false police report concerning me, to the state police at that location, which the state police cleared me of, and then, yes, she (hatter) had me assaulted, and robbed. as of this writing, I have learned the following about the perpetrator:
1; his first name is 'everett'.
2: he has beeen known to use the following nicknames: 'the captain', or 'captain crazy',(prior to the attack), or 'ooplik'.(after the attack) he posted as 'the captain' on philzone, while i was in the hospital.he posted as 'ooplik', on jambase in october.
2: various tattoos, notably one of a pentagram on his lower back.
3a: glass blower.(pipes)
3b: apparently an ex-con from florida,(hillsborough county?) or the carolinas.(asheville,NC, or charleston, SC, is rumoured)word on the street is he has been 'down' twice in the federal system for violence, not drugs, and if caught, for this crime,is looking at his 'third strike' (the feds have 3 strikes on violence, but not drugs), and 35 to life.Personally, I think its safer for him to turn himself in, but I cant make that decision for him.-unfortunately, the few people that have traveled with him, didnt get his last name.-including the novato policeman who worked the case referenced above-sigh.-the gist i got , was that his last federal prison sentence was from early 2006 to early 2009.-every person I have spoke to that recognised his description referenced seeing him briefly on fall 'o5 phil tour, specifically the leg from chicago to atlanta., and then not seeing him again until spring 2009. (incarcerarted during this period?),possibly.
a licensed food vendor I know, who recognised his nickname & description believes he(the suspect) was at an event at camp zoe (near salem, MO), the week before wakarusa, but has not seen him there (zoe), since I was attacked.
there are also some serious security questions that need to be addressed by wakarusa management, in regards to the fact that they used an unlicensed security contractor,-(former johnson, AR police sgt Michael J Neville.) with a 'record', of failure to screen patrons for weapons properly at previous events on university of arkansas property in the region.(source: university of arkansas police department)--as evidenced by the active refusal of his employees to attempt to apprehend the suspect, when they witnessed the attack.
the following property was stolen:
my wallet, identification, cell phone, charger, as well as US currency, a sentimental silver dollar, allen woody;s autograph, & a handcrafted sterling silver
steal your face' money clip a photo of which can be found HERE: http://www.myspace.com/legendaryrob
a photo of the known accomplice,(jessica richmond, aka 'hatter') and an X-ray of the injuries is HERE. http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... Id=2765576
-there have been credible reports of jessica richmond aka 'hatter', and an unidentified, uninvolved male material witness from colonial beach, VA, who is using the nickname 'gum b', having been in the laytonville,(mendocino county) or berkeley, CA areas in october, or november of 2009.-flyers that were placed on community bulletin boards in laytonville during november describing the crime, and the accomplice, were taken down without the hosting business's consent.
THERE IS A STANDING $1,000.OO REWARD FOR THE LEGAL IDENTITY OF THE SUSPECT-OR INFORMATION LEADING TO HIS IDENTITY-FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE/WHEN/WHY HE WAS IN PRISON LAST./the license plate or make & model of his car, etc., any photographs,!a MUG SHOT WOULD BE GREAT! etc, etc.
THERE ARE ALSO REWARDS FOR THE LOCATION OF THE ACCOMPLICE, OR THE RETURN OF THE STOLEN PROPERTY.
PHONE (720) 838-6564, IF YOU KNOW OF ANYTHING THAT MAY HELP RESOLVE THE CASE.-OR YOU CAN PHONE DET. ROBERT LIMBOCKER AT (479) 667-4127.-whichever you are more comfortable with-you can alsol of course, email email@example.com-JESSICA RICHMOND, AKA 'HATTER', WAS SIGHTED AT THE RATDOG SHOW IN GLEN ALLEN, VA LAST SUMMER, AND RUMOURED TO HAVE BEEN AT ONE OF THE WIDESPREAD PANIC SHOWS LAST FALL IN OAKLAND,CA.--THERE IS ALSO A POLICE RECORD OF HER BEING INVOLVED IN An (unresolved) DUI/?HIT & RUN?IN HER HOMETOWN-BRISTOL,CT, in may 2008.