Registered sex offender and criminal David Scott Cooper decided to pile on the stupid this morning by calling my cell phone and threatening me with a “slander” suit for posting “lies” about him and his family on Facebook.
Among his claims was that:
1) “We paid for every last day we were on the property!” Massive lie. When I asked him when, he replied that they paid a month and a half’s worth of rent as a security deposit. Unfortunately for this thieving, lying git, a security deposit cannot be used in lieu of rent in Virginia, and they only paid one month’s security deposit plus a $400 pet deposit. Per the Virginia Landlord-Tenant Handbook:
“Rent” means all money, other than a security deposit, owed or paid to the landlord under the rental agreement, including prepaid rent paid more than one month in advance of the rent due date.
And by the way, they were allowed “four small dogs” on the property. What they actually had was four dogs, two cats, two flying squirrels, and a parrot. And, as you saw in my previous post, they allowed their animals to use my house as a toilet, forcing me to tear out the carpets and the padding. They were living there through April, May and part of June. Their April rent was deposited in a court escrow, and they didn’t pay squat for May or June.
2) “We left that house in the same condition it was when we moved in.” Massive lie. You have seen the photos of the damage. You have seen the carpets soaked with pet urine, the junk in the driveway, the junk in the basement, the nasty clothes in the bedroom, the water stain damage to the hardwood, etc. Oh, and I do have a police report number for what looked like hazardous waste they left in the garage, for which we had to call explosive-sniffing canines.
3) “You don’t know what you’re talking about” – when I mentioned the fact that he’s a registered sex offender who, by law, had to register at his new address within three days after moving there, but who re-registered at MY property four days before vacating and leaving a mess. Yeah, Virginia law is pretty clear on that.
If the new residence is located outside of the Commonwealth, the offender shall register in person with the local law-enforcement agency where he previously registered within 10 days prior to his change of residence. (Considering he registered at my property four days before running away and leaving a mess, I’d say that law has been violated.)
If you have changed your address of residence, and did not re-register the change of address as required by law within three (3) days of relocating, you will not receive your verification forms in the mail and are in violation of the law. Accordingly, you must immediately report to the nearest State Police or local law enforcement agency where you physically reside and submit your change of address as required.
Publicly available information from the Virginia State Police Sex Offender registry. Note the date he renewed his registration – knowing they were going to move and were in the process of doing so.
Then this convicted sex offender actually had the grapes to tell me he will be suing me for “slander.” Other than getting the definition of “slander” completely wrong, there’s absolutely nothing he can show to prove anything I’ve said is false.
I have documentation of everything, including photos and proof of his phone call.
You want to play with my livelihood and my well-being? You want to mess up my finances and destroy my property? You want to steal and lie? Bring it, bitch.
I’ll see you in court… if you have the courage to show up.
UPDATE: David Cooper finally re-registered as a sex offender at his new address. I guess our little conversation unnerved him a little, because miraculously his VSP sex offender registry now reflects his new address.
I’m convinced his phone call to me was an attempt to intimidate me. That smarmy fuck’s first words were, “I hear you’re looking for me.” He just doesn’t know with whom he’s dealing. I don’t intimidate. At. All.
People are incredible. They truly think that photos they post on the largest social media site in the world and that are accessible by anyone and their mother, somehow require their permission to use!