Well, I finally got started on this blogging stuff. First, I should set up some ground rules: (1) To get the full benefit of this blog and to better assist the reader in understanding the stalking phenomenon, I strongly suggest you obtain a copy of my latest book Antidote For A Stalker currently available on Amazon. This 500 page book, which is also being utilized as a college text for certain college and university criminal justice classes, is specifically designed to assist the victims of stalking, victim advocates, educators, therapists & other healthcare workers-who are being stalked by their clients on an increasing basis, and law enforcement. It is written in easy to understand pros, and contains a variety of examples that emphasis what the text is presenting. (2) If you would like to get a little more background on what I am all about, then I would suggest picking up a copy of the book The Duck and The DCO, written by Damion Kane, also on Amazon. I am The Duck, (I was always getting into crap, and you know what they say about crap and a duck, it tends to roll down a duck’s back) and my partner, The DCO (Damage Control Officer) He was always smoothing out the feathers of those I ruffled. This 650 page book was written they tell us because we were very unusual homicide detectives, and handled crime and those that committed same in a very strange ways. (3) I will probably not post on this blog every day. I get busy with life and my adult kids and their kids. I also consult for a variety of venues be they law enforcement, or media. In other words, life can tend to get in the way. If a specific topic arises either in my life, the live of a victim, or some news flash, then I will blog. I will also be giving out information that can be enhanced via utilizing Antidote For A Stalker as a resource. (4) THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE; I HAVE DECIDED TO BLOG TO ASSIST AS MANY VICTIMS OF STALKING AS WELL AS THOSE INTERESTED IN THE STALKING PHENOMENON AS I CAN. THE CRIME OF STALKING HAS BEEN GROWING WORLD WIDE AT A INCREASING PACE; THEREFORE THE MORE INFORMATION ON THE TOPIC WE CAN GET OUT THERE, THE BETTER OFF PEOPLE ARE. IN REGARD TO ANYONE FROM THE U.K., E.U., OR ELSEWHERE REVIEWING THIS BLOG, IN ANTIDOTE WE COVER MANY OF YOUR LAWS. ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT STALKING IS STALKING NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET SO WHAT I WILL BE BLOGGING ABOUT CONCERNING STALKING BEHAVIOR CAN APPLY TO ANY STALKER IN ANY COUNTRY. So if you have a question or concern about a situation that you might be in and want it to remain more confidential, you can always go to my website, http://www.detectivemikeproctor.com, and I will respond from there. I may conceal your identity and discuss your case on the blog as to assist others that may be in your same circumstance. (5) I also retain the right to remove any comment to my blog that I don’t feel betters or fits with what I am trying to promote.
(How I got started) I have been involved with working stalkers and training both victims as well as those tasked with investigating these individuals since June of 1991. My partner and I were working homicides for the Westminster Police Department when an intelligent mid-thirties married business woman was summoned to our P.D. by us to be questioned concerning a possible murder for hire in which she had been listed as the suspect. Earlier in the week we had received a call from an insurance broker advising us that he had been called by an anonymous male who said that he had been hired by this woman to kill her husband for the half million dollar insurance policy she had taken out on him. When the woman arrived at our office, she had a huge file that outlined all the terrible things this stalker had been doing to her and now her husband for the past nine years.[This including grabbing the victim when she was 18 years old in the parking lot of a restaurant she worked in, placing her face in the open window of her vehicle so one side of same was exposed and the other behind the window post. He then beat her so badly that the exposed side of her face looked like hamburger.] (It became obvious to us that the stalker was the individual who had called the broker posing as a hit man.) Even though the California stalking law had come into fruition in 1990, and put into effect in 1991, neither my partner nor I had ever worked a stalking case. In fact, ours was to be the second case ever prosecuted in California and basically the world. Even though this case was to be our first, due to its complexities, we quickly learned that stalkers investigations needed to be worked in a specific fashion, thus a protocol was developed. This protocol has been enhanced over the years and is currently be used all or in part by a variety of law enforcement entities both in the U.S. and abroad.
Just a little background on this particular stalker. At the time he was in his 30’s. He was a male white, very street savvy, 6-04, 250 lbs., and capable of extreme violence. Due to the fact, that we quickly figured out that the best way to investigate a stalker was to research them as far back as we could in order to develop a sound profile.(We learned early on that you have to stalk the stalker.) Therefore we learned the following: This stalker grew up in a rural area of Tuscaloosa Alabama. His father had died when he was very young. His mother became almost completely blind about that same time period. She was not much help to the stalker throughout the remainder of his childhood. We also found that this stalker was molested repeatedly by a neighbor. The stalker also suffered some type of brain injury from falling off a horse in his teens. [Both of these incidents are significant. Too often we find stalkers who have been molested and are involved in intimate partner relationships where young children are involved may well molest those children either as a way of getting back at their stalking target (Victim), or because they are prone to get involved in this type of behavior. In regard to the head trauma, we have found when we go back and review stalkers with either this type of trauma or perhaps suffering through some type of severe medical episode may cause them to transition to stalking or some other type of deviant behavior.] The stalker’s first victim was a sixteen year old girl that he kidnapped at gunpoint, took to a hunting cabin and raped. For whatever reason, he only got minimal time on that case. Later he ran that same victim’s new boyfriend off the road, then drove to the victim’s home, entered and attempted to stab her with a large hunting knife.
We found that our stalker assaulted relatives, associates, put a crowbar through a subject’s body, but did not kill him. Was very transient and from time to time lived on the streets. He would also stalk both men and women. This subject would frequent churches where he would befriend, usually an older women, go to her home and begin a parasitical relationship where he would eat her food, force her to drive him around where ever he wished to go, use her phone and take her money. He would either threaten or beat her to make her do his bidding. We also found that he was a fire-starter, a member of the KKK, would read verse after verse of the Bible with a blanket over his head, even in the heat of day, and had a photographic memory. We arrested this subject three times, as well as profiled him on America’s Most Wanted. All of our background was placed into a red binder containing over 750 pages of information. This helped when around 2000 he and a buddy strapped a male in his sixties that worked for a major Alabama city in a supervisory position to a chair and beat him to death. They then took money and his car and fled. His first victim in Alabama called our California victim, they had wanted to communicate with each other initially to compare notes on what had happened during their stalking scenario’s. The California victim in turn called me to advise of the homicide. I called that agency and told them that they should contact a city in the Inland Empire of California to have them look for the stalker who would either be standing in front of a certain cafe at such and such a location, or be in that cities library. The detective I spoke to did not believe we could be that sure about his location. When I finally convinced him that our profile was that accurate, he called the city. Within two days they found both the stalker and his co-defendant standing on the street corner in front of the cafe we had told them about. I later had to fly to that city to testify at the sentencing hearing of said stalker, who got two life sentences.