Do You Know These People?

I realize the randomness of this post is pretty… RANDOM in its disbursal however, I have run out of ideas in attempting to track these people down. Two are people who I grew up with and haven’t seen since college (or before), and one — well, he stole my laptop among other things.

Mark Alexander Stanton — Mark “The Shark” and I went to high school together at Fort Lauderdale Prep School in Fort Lauderdale and he was my first real love. We were inseparable as friends but lost touch in the early 90’s. The last I knew, he was DJ’ing and living off Oakland Park Blvd. He would be 34 years old now, I think. He also had a close friend named Frank Prater who might still know how to contact him.

Shawn Maloney aka Shawn Jeffrey Renshaw — Shawn was the love of my LIFE, we literally grew up together as I met him in elementary school in Fort Lauderdale and he was like my brother up through his first couple years in the Navy, after which he came home once, we spent some precious time together, and then he was off again and we lost touch. His mom’s name is Linda, and his sister and brother are Erin (Erianne) and Wayne. Shawn if you’re *anywhere* gods I want you back in my life. You’re the closest thing to a brother I ever had and I miss you and have never stopped looking for you.

Lastly — Daniel Raye Stretch — We met in a now defunct Circle based in Naples, FL in 2004 and in 2005 he moved to Florida from Kentucky running away from a mess he’d gotten into and came to live with me after my divorce. In 2006, we were handfasted (married to you non-pagans) and in March of 2008, he took off with the car (a light slate blue 06 Chevy Cobalt), my LAPTOP COMPUTER (an Acer Aspire with a red dragon skin on it, running Vista) and all my camping gear. From what several of his girlfriends told me (yes, he cheated a LOT), he ran off to Minnesota (Roseville/St. Paul area) to shack up with a woman named Monica (Anhkah Destiny on Second Life) and has been using a few aliases. He is also hiding from $23k in child support from his previous 4 children in Michigan. I don’t give a shit about him — I just want my stuff back – including my camping gear (all of it) but especially the computer. That computer wasn’t cheap.

UPDATE 9/30/2008:  After leaving St. Paul, I learned that Dan Stretch went back to Kentucky and stayed with his aunt Darlene in Nicholasville, KY.  Through a conversation with her, I learned that she had also had enough of his bullshit and threw him out around the end of July.  Her vocal reaction to hearing his name told me that she, also, was happy to see him go.  Now he is on the run again and could be in either KY or MI (Britain area).  If you know where he is, or if you are hiding him – I WANT MY BELONGINGS BACK.  Financial restitution of $1500 will suffice for items stolen, but that computer has my personal things on it.

If you know or can help me get in touch with any of these people, especially Mark or Shawn, I would be eternally grateful if you would message me and let me know. I’ve been trying to get back in touch with them forever.

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About lifeinpawprints

I'm a 40-something single mom blogging from the East Coast of Florida, trying to have faith in a world that has not been so kind. Always searching for a creative outlet, be it blogging, photography or crafting things from god-knows-what.

Posted on July 27, 2008, in Friends, Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. For tracking down Danny.. Yes he came here. Yes he had the laptop mentioned and freely admitted to taking it, claiming that since he had left behind his desktop which was the computer used most often, that he thought it would be ok. He claimed that the car was in his name, however I did not see the title so I can’t verify. He did not stay. He went to Kentucky. After he left here, he completely disappeared from my view. He would not answer calls and his Second Life accounts are either deleted or have not been logged in since shortly after he left here.
    “Shacking up” implies a level of relationship that did not exist except perhaps in his perception only. He had also claimed that he was in a relationship and needed to escape. Otherwise, I doubt my sympathies would have been moved to attempt to assist him. When it came to light that it was not ok that he took her laptop, I instructed him to return it.
    In retrospect I can see many ways in which the decision I made to help him was misguided and can only offer apology even if there is little to no chance it will ever be accepted. I do regret it and was happy and relieved to see him on his way.

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