Colorado Pedophile Paranoia Site Probed

Our inside man at the Colorado Department of Public Safety tells us the guy posting pedophile-paranoia flyers all over suburban Colorado has been identified as one Florian McCann, who insists he’s “simply being a good neighbor.” The CPDS feels certain that he’s using the site, and fear-mongering, to gather email addresses, purpose unknown.

McCann’s definition of neighbor must be very broad, as Douglas County estimates he has distributed over 100,000 flyers. These flyers cropped up in Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Acres Green, with Parker estimated as the next town.

The state Sex Offender groups have hundreds of calls from “scared and confused” people wanting to know where the supposed “offender” is living. A further complication is that DefendMyStreet.com’s redirect skips over the main warning page on the Colorado sex offender registry. This page helps inform users how the site works and what they should expect from using it.

The CPDS would like the man to stop but they don’t seem to have any legal recourse. There’s no law against distributing flyers and setting up a website which redirects to another.

They have, however, been giving complainants McCann’s phone number.

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  1. scingram says:

    All the more reason I freakin hate Highlands Ranch.

  2. AcilletaM says:

    He’s probably (maybe obviously) getting names so he can continue spamming people and making other unsolicited offers.

    Here is a citation from the FCC for making prerecorded unsolicited advertisements to residential telephone numbers.

    He has quite a reputation (read: not good) in the Denver area.

    Here’s a
    “>BBB page on him as well.

  3. Pelagius says:

    Nice find Acilleta! The local news reports on this scumbag’s dodgy company pretty much sum it up:

  4. Regarding AcilletaM’s & Pelagius’ posts:

    Holy crap!

    Please, please, tell me someone is going to record their phone call with this creep.

  5. Hawkins says:

    His cheesy web page skips over the main warning page?

    It seems simple enough for the Web monkeys to make it so that you can’t see the offender pages without looking at the warning page first.

    In fact, it’d be straightforward to make it so that requests that appear to be forwarded from McCann’s application redirect to a page that says “FLORIAN MCCANN IS A DOUCHEBAG.”

  6. AcilletaM says:

    Wow, this guy’s been busy. He opened a new branch in Colorado Springs and started getting complaints nearly right away.

  7. Ben says:

    Phone number? I’d want his address. Somebody needs a talkin’ to.

  8. ChazB says:

    In fact, it’d be straightforward to make it so that requests that appear to be forwarded from McCann’s application redirect to a page that says “FLORIAN MCCANN IS A DOUCHEBAG.”

    Go one step further and make it so that any redirect from any page that they don’t own gets canned. It would take about 5 min to set up. 4 of the getting the person in charge of the network to get off of the porn sites and/or turn off the game/music/movie.

  9. Mr. Gunn says:

    Someone wanted his address?
    “The owner is Florian McCann. His address is 2540 South Gray Court, Lakewood, CO 80227. He has had many businesses most of which have been dissolved. His last one (listed on the Colo Sec of State website was called “Mile Hi Metro Maintenance Inc.” It was dissolved too.”