FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Creep Catchers are already making an impact in Fort St. John.
The first video that went up involved a man who was busted by the Catchers after he allegedly thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl. The video is below to watch.
The President of the Fort St. John chapter, Dallas Schwandt, says that the chat was initiated from the man, and they allegedly busted him within 6 hours of the first message.
“It didn’t take that long. It was maybe 6 hours where he was talking to us and the meet was initiated and we went and filmed the video.”
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The police contacted them according to Schwandt after the video was posted. When reached for comment, Sgt. Dave Tyerman confirmed they have seen the video and an investigation is taking place but could not comment further to protect the integrity of the case.
Schwandt says the police are in contact with the Catcher who did the confronting in the video.
So far, the Creep Catchers have made 3 catches in Fort St. John since launching but have only posted 2 videos. He says the group is deciding on whether to post the 3rd video.
Schwandt says that they haven’t had many negative comments from the public.
“Everyone I’ve talked to in person appreciates it. I wish we could do a little better job in editing our videos, I’m doing it all off my cell phone right now but that is the only bad feedback we’ve had.”
He also said again that the Catchers don’t initiate the conversations or the meets. They wait for the person they bust to do so.
“He starts the conversation, he initiates the meet. We won’t really go on a meet until they have said something that we have on them. It’s still illegal to meet a 14-year-old girl, but it isn’t illegal to talk.”
Schwandt says sometimes it takes 4 days or so for someone to say something crude or something they can catch them on. Some catches, like the first 2 videos that have been posted will only take 4 hours.
He also says it is sad to know that things like this do happen.
“When we started this chapter up here, I knew in any town you are going to have that problem on the internet. I didn’t think it was that bad until I got into it. I’ve truly seen it now how bad it is and it is sickening.”
Energeticcity.ca has blurred out the face in the video as the accused has yet to be convicted or charged.