I encountered a man at work yesterday who it seems has committed PD with pretty much anyone he's encountered who might have been in the position to employ him. A Google search revealed that he has been fired from several journalist positions and proclaims himself an expert in all things dealing with "politics, history, geography, science, and math." Seems he's tried to blackmail media outlets into giving him a job, or even to pay him to NOT print his pieces.
The university I work for is compiling information on the incident and his continued harassment of our employees, but here's the general letter I sent to my director, the university president, and our security staff after he came to my office yesterday. I've been purposely vague in some areas. I hope it makes sense. Can't imagine why he's a "freelance journalist and traveling archaeologist" (his words!)
Remember this guy from a few pages back? Well, he showed up in my office again yesterday afternoon, about 5 minutes before we closed. When I went to see what he wanted, he started in on me for not implementing his agenda quickly enough. I basically told him that it was closing time, and I didn't have time to address his issues today. That started a whole new narcissistic rant, with vitriolic insults aimed at me. He called me all manner of things, from stupid to academically and professionally incompetent. At this point, I called security. He then encountered a coworker of mine in the hallway outside my office, who also asked him to leave. He verbally attacked me to coworker as well. Security escorted him from the building.
I learned this morning that Mr. Narcissist then wandered over to the university president's office, but was unable to see the president as he had no appointment and it was AFTER CLOSING. He harangued the secretary there before again being escorted out by security.
He has now been banned from campus, his name and description have been passed along to city police. We are part of a dozen or so area historic sites which form a network to pool resources. Since one of his targets for "fact-checking" and harassment seem to be museum-type places, they have also been notified. I've informally passed along the info to the local newpaper my mom works for as well.
I don't know if this guy realizes how things like this play out in small towns like ours. If he had any hopes of using his (impressive/obsessive) fact-checking skills or journalism background to gain any kind of employment around here, that's not going to happen.