As regular readers will remember, during Weinergate, a Boston woman named Jennifer George supposedly filed a report with police claiming that she had been threatened by Lee Stranahan.
That seemed very improbable. Lee concluded at the time that “Jennifer George” must be lying about him.
In a post that generated 3765 comments, I speculated on another possibility: that perhaps Jennifer George really was threatened, but that the threatener had merely pretended to be Stranahan.
Interestingly, Ron Brynaert tweeted something to the same effect on the night of June 30, 2011:
Brynaert also mentioned on the phone that there was a suspicious person with a British accent that I needed to know about. I was very interested in this because I had knew that the caller from Mike Stack’s June 23, 2011 SWATting had been (incorrectly) described by the police as having a British accent.
It is little wonder that I wanted to speak with Ron Brynaert on the phone on the night of June 30, 2011.
I tried to get information from Brynaert about the Stranahan report, and about the man with the British accent. But Brynaert ranted and raved and shouted, and it was almost impossible to get him to answer any questions. (Anyone who has ever spoken with Brynaert on the phone has likely had a similar experience.)
And he was still on the phone with me in the early morning hours of July 1, 2011, when police showed up at my door.
As a reminder, here is a 12-second clip combining the end of my SWATting call with a few seconds from an interview with Ron Brynaert:
UPDATE: Why am I talking about this? I explain in this comment.