23 August, 2011

Skeptical Twitter community brings down internet spammer

See here for an excellent summary of the history behind the recent arrest of internet spammer and sender of death threats, Dennis Markuze (aka David Mabus).

The kook pictured below has spammed the inbox of hundreds of skeptical bloggers for years, starting off with relatively harmless verbal diarrhea, but becoming more and more sinister in recent times. His downfall came when he moved his tirade of abuse to Twitter, following which he (presumably unknowingly) began to harass the Montreal police department. The skeptical Twitter community then launched a petition to get the Montreal police to investigate Markuze. It worked. He was arrested and now faces 16 separate charges, and is currently undergoing a 30-day psychological evaluation.

What a moron.

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