Yesterday, the first day after Dragon Con, I went to the Walton County Court House and met with the District Attorney’s office, requesting a Temporary Protective Order against Shawn O’Halloran, the deranged fan who flew to Atlanta for the express purpose of provoking a confrontation with me. While at first Shawn lied and claimed he was working the META Studios booth, (Paul Jenkin’s company), Paul was quick to distance himself from Shawn. Also, Shawn did not have a vendor’s badge, so it was clear he was lying.
In order to get the above, you have to meet with someone in the District Attorney’s office, and present enough evidence to convince them you are being stalked. Then, they take it to a judge, who has to be convinced as well.
Of course, I think sending them to the Axahater Facebook group was enough to show how deranged those people are. The order was issued a few hours later.
Shawn O’Halloran flew across the country to provoke an incident. He got one. It just didn’t work out the way he thought.
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Good to hear you were able to get the restraining order/order of protection so quickly! The law firm I work for usually has to deal with OPs in nasty dissolution cases. I don’t think we’ve ever yet had a client who was being pestered by a stalker (outside the context of a dissolution).
Good for you!
Maybe this will make him think twice
I’m so sorry this happened, Alec. I just can’t understand how people can be so cruel and hateful. If you don’t like something, fine, you don’t like it. You don’t travel across country to assault someone! I hope he goes to jail! You and Crysstal are two of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Neither of you deserve to have this lunacy in your life. I hope you’re able to find some normalcy again, and I remain your loyal friend and fan.
God must really love idiots because He makes so many of them.
Happy to hear how it turned out. There is a downside to obtaining a degree of fame. Be well and be careful.
Good for you in standing up to this bully. There is no place for people like Shawn. He will have to learn the hard way to change his behavior. Glad you and yours are safe.