Ex-Girlfriends Pull The Mask On Phony U.S. Marshal
from the and-he-would-have-gotten-away-with-it-too dept
It used to be you had to wait until you saw your spouse’s face on America’s Most Wanted before you realized that they weren’t who you thought they were. Now thanks to the internet, it’s not just the most-wanted who get outed, but the long tail of miscreants as well. Take Richard Kudlik, whose crime was that of impersonating a US Marshal, complete with the uniform, gun and badge. His ex-girlfriends set up a website to expose him, and anonymously contacted his current flame to alert her about Kudlik’s ways, ultimately leading to his arrest. As others have learned the hard way, it’s getting harder and harder to have relationships with many women and not have them find out about each other. Of course incidents like this go hand in hand with online mobs that can mistakenly damage someone’s reputation. The other problem is similar to those faced by websites allowing people to review online daters. Most of the participants will be negative due to selection bias; so don’t expect many messages from anonymous girlfriends about what a great guy your boyfriend is.