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Friday, March 11, 2011

'Tea Party's Gonna Get You,' Ex-Presidio Trust Employee Threatens

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 4:05 PM

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A federal judge has issued a restraining order banning Robert Stokes from visiting his ex-employer, the Presidio Trust, after he threatened to sic the Tea Party on the organization that manages the sprawling San Francisco park.

"You know what: I'm gonna get a hold of the Tea Party, and I'm gonna see the dissolution of the Presidio Trust. It's gonna go back to the National Park Service" said Stokes in a March 6 voicemail message to his former employer. "I'm ready to go full-tilt boogie, so you need to get off your fucking ass and come to the bartering table, okay?"

The message was among a barrage of voicemails Stokes purportedly left following his firing last October. Many of them included threats of violence against Presidio Trust employees.

Stokes was arrested March 8 and taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where, according to court documents, he was admitted for psychiatric observation. Stokes' line of work is not described in court documents. Calls to the Presidio and National Park Police were not returned by press time.

Presidio officials' request for a restraining order notes that Stokes was dismissed from his job after he sent a message resembling a prose poem to his supervisor.

"I am a poverty level dad. Live check to check. Realize your too fuckin' important to write me back. Tired of this commute for your dick wage. Please release me and let me go back to unemployment. It ain't my park; it's your's. Please let me go. I am filled with hatred and anger, I will never be able to live here; don't wanna work here. I'm crazy white boy -- let me go!!!!!"

He was subsequently fired, yet he kept sending messages that became more and more unnerving, according to the legal complaint.

His messages included:

  • Threats to send "men with guns and Tasers" to the private residence of one employee.
  • Threats to come to the Presidio to "rape and fuck and pillage and kill every last one of you.''
  • Threats to "rape your fuckin' children," referring to the children of the Presidio employees.
  • A repeated reference to ejaculating on the face of one of the plaintiffs' employees.
  • A thinly veiled threat to the health and safety of another employee's wife.
  • A reference to how one employee "fuck[ed] over a three-year-old."
  • Various references to Satan tied to a desire that various former colleagues burn in Hell.
  • References to defendant's killing of gophers and other small animals.
  • References to the Presidio Trust's lawyer as a "little Jew bitch motherfucker" and a "stupid little Jew" who will see the full wrath of Satan.
  • An invocation in Spanish to "Santa Muerte" to aid in the death of two of plaintiffs' employees.
  • Reference to another employee as a "little son of a bitch motherfucker."
  • A threat to another employee in the midst of gibberish saying "fuck you up."

According to court documents, on March 8 Stokes was placed under a 72-hour psychiatric hold at General Hospital -- meaning he could have been scheduled for release Friday.

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