West Michigan Sheriff Allegedly Sent Detectives To Warn Man Who Called Him Fat

WWJ News
July 27, 2020 - 2:04 pm
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(WWJ) Call him in case of emergency ... but don't call him fat.

Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller is raising eyebrows for sending detectives to the home of a man who ridiculed his weight in a Facebook message. The message was sent in response to Fuller reminding people on social media to follow what was then the governors' stay-at-home order.

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The message said, "You're a fat ass who needs to go on a diet. Stop us from living. Come get me if you want me. Tubby as fat bastard."

An incident report obtained by Newschannel 3 in west Michigan through a Freedom of Information Act request revealed Fuller sent detectives to the home of the man accused of sending the message to question him, and issue a warning.


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The 48-year-old holder of the Facebook account allegedly protested to investigators his account had been hacked.

In their report, detectives said they warned him that "while he still had the constitutional right to free speech, he should be cautious about posts that are threats."

The police report was listed as informational only, with no action taken. 

A call for comment to the Sheriff's Department by WWJ 950 was not immediately returned.

This follows an incident in December where a Kalamazoo man was sent to jail for sending 292 messages to a police Facebook account. The messages included violent threats and photos of guns, according to the Michigan State Police.