Garner and the stalker

July 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

A quite fascinating column by Duncan Garner about being approached by stalker :

His name is Glenn Green and police say he is the country’s most dangerous stalker.

Now it seems he’s interested in stalking me.

I had heard of Green (he also goes by other surnames: Carlionne, Goldberg, Holden and Colcord) and have read a bit about him.

He’s a nasty leach – a manipulative piece of work. So imagine my surprise when I received a hand-written letter from him in Mt Eden prison. …

Green says he wants me to tell his story. Yup, he’s another one of these wrongly maligned criminals apparently.

Green started his letter by saying: “You may recognise my name as over the years I have had some pretty bad press titled ‘STALKER’.

“I come to you as you seem to be pretty fair and not one-sided.”

He continues, “I have declined interviews but I think it is time to tell all and the truth behind the headlines.”

So he’s offering me his story but he’s in custody, so how on earth am I meant to tell it?

He wants me to make contact and suggests I come to see him in prison.

He promises me all sorts of scoops on serving police officers.

“I’ll give you the full story,” he says.

“It’s time to get the truth behind the stalker headlines out there because it’s not right.”

A female journalist would run 100 miles from this, but Garner thinks maybe he can just meet him and get a story, as Green has only stalked women:

He finishes his letter to me by saying, “I have done wrong but not what’s reported. If you want to talk, I’m . . . at Mt Eden.”

I must say when I read his letter he sounded reasonably convincing and articulate.

But as I asked a few people who had dealt with him they told me that’s exactly what he is like.

He convinces you at the start that he is normal – that everything is OK.

He even comes across as reasonably smart and credible.

I realised pretty quickly I was inside the mind of a serial stalker.

I was still fascinated. Given he has previously stalked women, perhaps I could contact him and get his story and move on.

But luckily he took advice:

No, said the experts. He won’t move on. He will think you’re his friend. He’ll never let go, they all warned.

He’ll target you and your family for as long as he can.

So I won’t be popping off to Mt Eden to make the introduction.

A very good call.

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19 Responses to “Garner and the stalker”

  1. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    I would have thought that writing about him would be an unwise move as well. Why give him any attention?

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  2. gump (1,634 comments) says:

    Ian McEwan wrote an excellent novel about erotomania called Enduring Love.

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  3. David Garrett (7,110 comments) says:

    Quite so Milky…

    Perhaps Mr Garner harbours a secret fantasy about being an object of another’s obsession??

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  4. virtualmark (1,512 comments) says:

    mikenmild,

    Possibly the idea is that writing a column puts a public marker down that Glenn Green had initiated contact, which might help if there were to be any “issues” down the track?

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  5. Tarquin North (259 comments) says:

    Sounds like exactly the kind of trash Third Degree would make a show about – no questions asked as usual. Probably be on next Wednesday. While I’m at it, do you have to have some kind of posture problem to appear on that show? Both Garner and the woman look like Hunchback of Notradame impersonators.

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  6. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    Some people eh, get all bitter, twisted and vindictive when they believe they’ve been given the rough end of the stick. My advise to that Green fella would be, leave it alone for awhile and when they’ve been lulled into a false sense of security give it up altogether. That Brent Garner isn’t worth wasting your time over.

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  7. kowtow (8,315 comments) says:

    Strange how the media have a different take on crims when it effects them personally.

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  8. adc (590 comments) says:

    posting it in the Herald seems to be a pretty un-smart move then. Way to rub salt in a wound Duncan!

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  9. Kimble (4,432 comments) says:

    My new iPhone app will connect stalkers with whore-ish attention seekers.

    I am going to call it “Ob Session”.

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  10. altiora (261 comments) says:

    He should have contacted David Fisher, whom I am sure would love to be validated by the attention and has carved out a niche for being uncritical sychophant of the criminally inclined.

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  11. nasska (11,277 comments) says:

    Anyone got Duncan Garner’s cellphone number? I seem to have picked up D4J as a nightly stalker on KB & I’d be quite happy to tell my story for a small consideration. :)

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  12. Chthoniid (2,043 comments) says:

    Took me nearly 3 years before my stalker gave up.
    They’re obsessive, manipulative and dangerous.

    Stalkers aren’t trolls, aren’t people who engage in flame-wars on the internet and it’s not some infatuation.

    Staying out of their world is the smartest and safest thing to do.

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  13. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    My stalker has the full backing of the NZ Police. Fucking porky bastards have turned a blind eye to numerous firearms offences by the stalking psychopath in the hope that I will lose the plot and go postal on his arse.

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  14. wiseowl (869 comments) says:

    Can’t watch third degree with Garner flailing his hands all over the show like Campbell.
    Whoever the smartarse was that dreamed up this animated annoying type of presentation should be brought to justice.

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  15. Scott Chris (6,058 comments) says:

    So I won’t be popping off to Mt Eden to make the introduction.

    I doubt that will matter. Garner has acknowledged his existence in this column thereby establishing a relationship.

    Should have ignored him completely.

    You’re probably on his blacklist now Duncan.

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  16. ShawnLH (4,600 comments) says:

    “I seem to have picked up D4J as a nightly stalker on KB & I’d be quite happy to tell my story for a small consideration.”

    Well, it’s D4J naaska, so it would have to be a very small contribution. :)

    Still, he did make a point of saying, after one of his rants to BB, that he was going out to shoot some vermin, as though that was supposed to scare us. Might want to check your household security. :)

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  17. nasska (11,277 comments) says:

    ….” Might want to check your household security.”…..

    Distance & the dogs are what allows me to sleep well Shawn. :)

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  18. unitedtribes (30 comments) says:

    Pity some of the other media didn’t heed the same advice with Kim Dot Con

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  19. Mr_Blobby (165 comments) says:

    So Garner would have us believe he has made the A list.

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