How NOT to Leave a Message For an FBI Agent: Lesson 8

Orange County's Thomas Troy Bitter is upset with the FBI.

Bitter is–well, so sorry–bitter that evil, unethical agents can't find a foreign terrorist, scumbag Newport Beach real estate developer, bank robber, corrupt police helicopter pilot or money-hungry Santa Ana politician to watch and are instead harassing him on a regular basis.

And he wants them to know he isn't going to take it quietly anymore.

In May, the Mission Viejo resident called the FBI's San Diego field office and left what has to be one of the dumbest*** voice-mail message ever:

“I have a very important message for [FBI Special Agent in Charge] Keith Slotter.
First off, I would like to say fuck you. I want my god damn money,
Keith. You better give me my fucking cash. I would break your fucking
neck if you were man enough to go one on one with me. Fuck you, fuck
your region, fuck your entire family. Fuck the puppet master system that
runs your fucking region
. Fuck you, Keith. You are a god damn fucking
coward. And I would break your fucking neck if you were man enough to go
one on one with me. I'm tired of you mother fuckers misappropriating my
funds. I want my god damn fucking money, Keith. Fuck you too, bitch.”

in case the FBI's tracing system wasn't working (it was), Bitter began his
message by stating his full name, social security number and date of

He also called Steven Martinez, the assistant director of the FBI in Los Angeles, as well as Andrew Arena,
a Special Agent in Charge in Detroit, to leave messages that he wanted “to slap the fucking taste out” of their mouths and advise them that Slotter “is a fucking bitch.”

He posed a question too: “Have I made myself
clear to you stupid motherfuckers?”

But my favorite part of the case
is when an FBI switchboard operator in Los Angeles listened to the hostile threats and then calmly asked, “Do you have a call back number, sir?”

“I do,” replied Bitter. “It's [an area code 949 cell phone number].”

FBI agents from the Santa Ana field office quickly arrived at Bitter's OC home, where he allegedly admitted he'd
made the calls. He claimed that agents had been screwing with him and arranging
for little girls to block his path in grocery stores, according to an
FBI report.

Bitter was taken into custody for making threats of
violence against law enforcement agents. A federal magistrate
ordered him to remain in the custody of the U.S. marshals inside the Santa Ana Jail and to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before a hearing later this summer.

Oddly, Santa Ana Jail records show that Bitter, 32, has been set free from custody without any mention of the release in federal court files.


***Perhaps Bitter isn't dumb but exceptionally straight forward and brave. Perhaps he actually was a stiffed confidential informant, the FBI owed him hard-earned dinero and he'd grown tired of their lazy, bureaucratic reluctance to pay up even while handsomely paying female midgets to thwart his grocery shopping.

Who knows? 

A few weeks ago, a federal magistrate took the FBI's felony case against Bitter off calendar without explanation.

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CNN-featured investigative reporter R. Scott Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; obtained one of the last exclusive prison interviews with Charles Manson disciple Susan Atkins; won inclusion in Jeffrey Toobin’s The Best American Crime Reporting for his coverage of a white supremacist’s senseless murder of a beloved Vietnamese refugee; launched multi-year probes that resulted in the FBI arrests and convictions of the top three ranking members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department; and gained praise from New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing entrenched Southern California law enforcement corruption.

One Reply to “How NOT to Leave a Message For an FBI Agent: Lesson 8”

  1. You can believe me when I tell you the FBI has lost it course. Truly unbelievable illegal actions directed at me. So unbelievable is exactly how they (temporarily) get away with it. It’s not good and it becomes much worse when you expose them. Still if you dont fight back your mother, your brother, sister, aunt,niece, are next. I’m fighting back for myself and for you.

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