Bill Schmalfeldt never amounted to much, but over the past five years that he’s been trying to cyberstalk and harass me, he’s managed to diminish himself and his place in the world even further. This year has seen a particularly rapid decline.
As 2016 turned the corner into 2017, the Cabin Boy™ moved from a nice apartment in a complex for senior citizens near Milwaukee to a bungalow in Clinton, Iowa. His Stage Eleventy-Six Parkinson’s disease went into sufficient remission that was was able to drive and hold down a job. But not for long.
Within weeks of returning to the airwaves as an afternoon DJ, he was let go for what appears to be insubordination (based on Tweets he published around that time). It also seems that shortly thereafter his driving skills had sufficiently deteriorated that he managed to ruin a couple of tires on the beater he had bought. His futile attempt to blame someone else for the damage failed, and the Clinton Police Department took no action on his complaint.
After less than four months in Clinton, “they know me here,” Iowa, the Cabin Boy™ moved to South Carolina, ostensibly for love. He hadn’t been there long when found that he was going to be stuck living in extended stay hotels and motels because he could not qualify to rent a house or apartment. That realization appears to be one of the triggers for Schmalfeldt’s LOLsuit VIII: Avoiding Contact. Indeed, he alleged in that LOLsuit that South Carolina landlords were refusing to rent to him because of what they had read after doing Google searches on his name. Of course, he had no evidence to support such a claim, as Magistrate Judge West pointed out in her Recommendation that the case be dismissed:
It is noted that Plaintiff provides no proof other than his own self-serving statements …
And another of The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s LOLsuits has bitten the dust.
So the Cabin Boy’s™ living arrangements look to be spiraling further down hill. The jokes about cardboard boxes and dumpsters may not be too far off.
Schmalfeldt appears to believe that he had one win during the year. He did, sorta kinda, in that I was not awarded damages in my breach of contract lawsuit against him. However, the court found that he breached the contract, and during the course of the case, he admitted to the knowing use of my copyrighted works without permission. He didn’t appeal the findings in that case, so they are now settled. And useful. As I’ve said before, I’m not done with Schmalfeldt yet.
If he doesn’t self-destruct first.