Today on International Woman’s Empowerment Day, I finally took action against a bully, stalker. I filed a police report against our neighbor Joey Carenza III, who has been cyber bullying me and JediRich for almost a year. He is a chauvinist, who attacks my sexuality. Today I took action and let the authorities take over from here.
2017 we started Periscoping (Twitter Live) our daily lives. We loved it. We even Periscoped daily during our entire Cave Adventure. We lived in a cave for 3 months from Nov 26, 2017- Feb 28, 2018. People really enjoyed watching us daily. We almost died in the cave when we both got sick. It was so cold and we got really bad infections. Our Periscope followers donated money to us on Go Fund Me a couple times when we were sick. The people on Periscope really loved us and looked forward to our daily Periscopes. They told us we were the highlight of their days.
Then when we moved out of the cave we continued to Periscope daily and documented our lives. We had over 13,000 Periscope followers. One day when we were periscoping at the pool in our complex, we ran into Joey Carenza III his Twitter is @fauxmantic. He said I follow and watch you guys on Periscope and Instagram. We thought that was kind of cool, but kind of strange that someone in our own complex was a follower. What a small world, or was he a stalker? Either way, we decided to be nice and invited him over for lunch since we love teaching people about Organics. We made him an all Organic lunch, we gave him weed and CBDs since he claimed he was suffering from depression. We hung out with him a couple more times over about a week long period.
All during the time we hung out with him, he was super friendly to me (JediJoy), and super rude to JediRich. We did some photo walks and he creeped me out by taking tons of pics of me that I did not realize till he sent them to me. We were going to take nature and train photos. He only took stalker photos of me. We let that slide. A lot of people get crushes on me, since I’m a friendly girl.
Then one day we decided to check his Twitter. It turns out he is a racist and a white supremacist and a huge Trump fan. He also told all his followers to flag every liberal person’s account on Twitter and Periscope. We are liberals and we did not like associating with someone filled with so much hate. So we decided not to hang out with him anymore.
This infuriated Joey, so he started flagging our Periscope account. We know that it was him, because we had been on there for over a year and had no problems till we stopped talking to him. We also knew that he enjoys flagging accounts. Every day our account would be taken down due to him flagging it. Periscope would bring it back up because we had not violated any rules, but it became very irritating. Every day we had to email periscope to reinstate our account. Then every day he flagged it numerous times till it got taken down again. We finally said forget it. He’s not going to give up.
We decided to start our own website so that no one could flag our content again. That’s when the harassment really started. He started writing nasty, crude, hateful and down right awful comments on our website. He even pretended to be my Mother In Law after she had written a nice comment to us. (How he learned her name). I was so upset that he would do that. She would have been mortified if she saw those nasty things written under her name. He wrote things about my brother who died in a motorcycle accident in 2008. He wrote a ton of nasty comments on the anniversary of my mother’s suicide. This really upset and disturbed me.
Luckily we monitor the comments. As anyone does for their own website. Joey got the idea that Weebly is the one that monitors comments and reviews on websites. He did not realize that people have the ability to not accept nasty, explicit, vulgar comments on their own website. He started to write that he was going to contact the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or RipOff.com since his comments weren’t being approved.
Joey believes that we write all our own comments. He does not understand that we have fans. He thinks he is the only one that is interested in our content. I don’t know why he believes this. We have people write nice comments to us almost daily. A lot of the people are our old fans from Periscope. We still have people text us all the time saying that they miss us on Periscope. We inform them that we have one hater that will not stop flagging our account. He is the only person that attacks us. No one else is mean to us. He must have thought that we believed we had a ton of haters, but all along we knew it was only him, since he uses the same IP address.
We were a little stunned that he did not understand general website things like that your IP address is given to the website holder and that the website holder is in control of approving or disapproving comments. He apparently thought personal websites were like social media. He did not realize that he could no longer get our stuff flagged and say nasty things publicly on our own site that we pay a monthly fee to Weebly to host.
Since he was so frustrated that he couldn’t take down our site, he started to attack Twitter and YouTube. He gave the thumbs down on our YouTube videos and wrote nasty comments on our Twitter and YouTube accounts. Then he decided to write a fake rip off report about our website. We contacted RipOff.com. Unfortunately they will not take it down, even though we informed them that we have never done business with this individual. We let them know the entire story. They said their hands were tied.
We still decided to let it go. We said let him have that. He feels he won, by bashing our photography business. It did not end there. He continued to write nasty comments on Twitter and YouTube and our website. He uses fake names, but they all come from his IP address. So we always knew it was him.
On March 7, 2019, he took it too far. The things he wrote on my Twitter was too much for me to handle. I said I’m done. I marched over to the front desk at our complex. Since he is our neighbor and the bullying and harassment will not stop, I decided to inform the management and security. They said they could not help me, but that I should file a police report against him.
We made one more attempt to try to get him to stop by asking him. We knocked on his door. He did not answer. We called his number, but apparently he had changed his number. I had no more options. The only option was to involve the authorities. Yesterday I called 311. They told me to fill out a report online. Which I did. Since I knew who the person was who was harassing me, they told me I needed to go in person to fill out the paperwork and talk to the officers. So I did this.
I am hoping this is the end of this nightmare. We informed Joey on Twitter of everything we were doing and put a copy of the Police report on Twitter. We even let a girl know, that he calls his soulmate in hopes that she can talk some sense into him. This did not work either.
The officer told me that the FBI has a site to file for online cyber bullying and harassment. The site is www.IC3.gov. As of right now, I am not going to pursue this any further. If he continues to do any more harassment or write even one more nasty comment then I will fill out a report with the FBI on IC3.gov.
Joey, I know you are reading this, please stop and leave us alone. You are already under police investigation. Please don’t make it worse on yourself and make me have to involve the FBI. Sorry we hurt your feelings. Now please stop or I will press charges. The officer also informed me that I could get a restraining order from him. Let’s let this be. Move on. We are not friends, but we did not need to become enemies like this. Enough is enough!! Thanks!!
Jedi Joy Lightowler is an expert in eating and nutrition & a combat special-ops Air Force Veteran.
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