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Batmobile Caper
« on: July 30, 2022, 09:09:49 AM »

Long story short rich Californian orders a Batmobile from the only person authorized by DC Comics to build them. Builder is in Indiana.
Buyer misses a $20,000 payment and disappears for almost 9 months and then pops back up and makes the payment. Meanwhile the builder had moved the buyer's Batmobile to the bottom of the waiting list due to the missing payment and tells him he will now have to wait. Buyer reacts to the wait by contacting his friend the sheriff of Mateo County CA and having charges filed against the builder. The Mateo County Sheriff sends a Lt, Sgt, and 2 deputys to Indiana on a raid arrests the builder for an hour, had a warrant for his e-mail and contacts, and even had his bank account frozen.

Could be more to this.

CA sheriff orders raid on Indiana Batmobile garage, allegedly as favor for friend - EXCLUSIVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiM1At3O53E
« Last Edit: July 30, 2022, 10:50:24 AM by WLJ »
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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2022, 11:40:06 AM »

Didn't watch the video, but wasn't the CA sheriff just a little bit out of his jurisdiction?
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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2022, 03:09:09 PM »

Sounds like the rich guy version of calling the police when you're not satisfied with your Western Barbecue Burger.
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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2022, 03:46:50 PM »

Didn't watch the video, but wasn't the CA sheriff just a little bit out of his jurisdiction?

My first thought, too.

Their FB page is getting pretty well smoked.

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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2022, 10:26:36 PM »

*expletive deleted*it like this should end up with a few out of state LEOs in the hoosegow.  And their boss on a *expletive deleted*ing milk carton..
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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2022, 11:28:24 PM »

You'd think a bunch of OUT-OF-STATE cops showing up this way would normally prompt a 911 call and a round of arrests by the local constabulary . . . I'm aware of some instances where cops tried enforcing something out of their own jurisdiction (other than "hot pursuit" of a fleeing suspect) which didn't go well for them at all.
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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2022, 10:22:26 AM »

A redux of the Batmobile raid thread lost to the Matrix glitch.

TL:DR version...
1. Rich Cali dude wants his own Batmobile. Orders one from Fiberglass Freaks in Indiana, the only shop licensed by DC to make official replicas.
2. Rich Cali dude misses a payment and goes radio silent for 8 months, resulting in his build being moved to the back of the line.
3. Rich Cali dude pops up suddenly and goes ballistic because his toy is delayed.
4. Rich Cali dude tries to get charges brought. Court tells him to pound sand.
5. Rich Cali dude calls up his buddy the sheriff who starts a criminal case against builder.
6. Cali Sheriff sends team Indiana to raid shop.
7. Cali Reporter gets wind of the raid and pops the story.

Original story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiM1At3O53E

Steve Lehto says, "Wtf, over... ?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MR4IqoIcY

Update for expenses involved. San Mateo County Board of Supervisors also says, "Wtf, over... ?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytnexY8vOdc

Steve Lehto confirms Cass County Indiana Sheriff's Office involved
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MR4IqoIcY

Buyer who was all hot and bothered to do an interview suddenly gets cold feet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQGK7Z8bYuc


Okay, so that's the basics...


Because Rich Cali Dude is a real estate agent, it piqued my interest enough to go digging. Discovered his shingle is hung under the Compass corporate banner. I found his Compass splash page. Having been in the business and knowing that agents usually write their own splash page descriptions, the conceited, narcissistic self-aggrandization makes it almost painful to read. "Instilled with an innate enthusiasm thatís palpable upon meeting him...". Ugh
https://www.compass.com/agents/sam-anagnostou/

His business FB page is still up, at least for the moment.
https://www.facebook.com/theanagnostouteam

His personal FB is still up, again at least for moment.
https://www.facebook.com/sam.anagnostou.108

The San Mateo County Sheriff's FB page is getting smoked. Look for the post dated July 28. Commenters aren't holding back.
https://www.facebook.com/SMCSheriff

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« Last Edit: August 05, 2022, 02:46:39 PM by Brad Johnson »
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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 10:44:35 AM »

I like how the photo for his real estate page has him wearing sunglasses, and looking way off camera. Guess customers will have to recognize him from the trendy hair, stubble, and aviators.


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I hope there are no children from this jurisdiction currently in another state with a non custodial parent. Would the sheriff send officers to retrieve these children or is it a function only provided to certain people?
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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2022, 10:51:08 AM »

I like how the photo for his real estate page has him wearing sunglasses, and looking way off camera. Guess customers will have to recognize him from the trendy hair, stubble, and aviators.


Facebook comment:

How about how the first photo on the business FB page is of him looking all buff at the beach.
I would expect that on a personal page not a business page.

I think we may be dealing with a slightly overinflated ego here
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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2022, 11:44:30 PM »

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Aug 5, 2022  Holy breaking news, Batman, in the criminal case involving a replica of the Batmobile from that 1960s TV show. The San Mateo County District Attorney has called off the arraignment for the Batmobile builder from Indiana, who's facing two criminal charges in a dispute with a wealthy realtor from Atherton. https://abc7ne.ws/3bCsS0g

But his bank account is still frozen

Batmobile raid hearing canceled, San Mateo DA considers dropping case -- EXCLUSIVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbq_mWl1fRU
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Re: Batmobile Caper
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2022, 07:48:54 AM »

Wow.

In watching the DA interview, I get the feeling he's not happy. His curt reaction when asked if the case was a matter of the sheriff doing someone a favor tells me he's considering something well beyond just dropping the case against Racop.

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