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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #150 on: January 29, 2010, 06:59:29 »
mellian, it's probably the same guy.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #151 on: January 29, 2010, 07:22:39 »
mellian, it's probably the same guy.

No, they are different creeps. Different pictures, names, and MO. The one I am referring to is more known in various 'alternative lifestyle' circles and websites. Philip Bastian or some such. Still have a couple of pictures of him I used in outing him the other year on facebook, and refused his FB friendship again the other week.

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #152 on: January 29, 2010, 09:34:22 »
The news has circulated among us chowhound users.

Those in Montreal always found him to be strange, in a sad "trying to impress to get friends" type of way. One of us became suspicious about his cancer claim and called local hospitals... no listing, not surprising. This chowhounder contacted another chowhounder and mentioned the suspicions. The other chowhounder scoured the net and found your site, the canadian living article, the info on W Five, as well as the article from UBC. ChowUser, who posted above, was one of the first contacted and did a huge load of work posting those links. It spread from there and more and more people know every day.

Chowhound moderators have been notified as has the local police... not sure if there are currently any outstanding warrants for him, but the info is out just in case we can help. It would be nice to get this creep off the streets once and for all.

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #153 on: January 29, 2010, 09:49:56 »
. It would be nice to get this creep off the streets once and for all.

In Canada?
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #154 on: January 29, 2010, 10:07:13 »
Not just Canada... everywhere, but he seems to focus in Canada.

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #155 on: January 29, 2010, 10:36:10 »
Sorry, guess I wasn't being clear. Click on my "Canada" link in my post and you will see that "getting a creep off the streets forever" is a pipe dream at best.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #156 on: January 30, 2010, 03:47:22 »
Sorry, guess I wasn't being clear. Click on my "Canada" link in my post and you will see that "getting a creep off the streets forever" is a pipe dream at best.

See, now if that pipe were attached to some other mechanical stuff, and the diameter of the pipe was roughly .223 of an inch across, and it got one end closed off with a firecracker-ish thing with a penny looking tip.....

Well, even pipe dreams can come true!   ;D
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #157 on: August 05, 2010, 14:11:18 »
Update:

The Chow mods never directly responded to our demands to boot bigfellow/John Melvin Hill from the boards.  Instead, they deactivated his account and deleted all of the threads that were highlighted in my original post outing him here.

In the past month, a "new" user, qcfoodi, appeared on the Home Cooking and Montreal boards who sounded suspiciously like John Melvin Hill to a group of us.  He claimed to be a new transplant to Montreal (yet had a surprisingly good grasp of the local scene) and lists his real name as "Jack."  Uh huh.  And his profile (http://www.chow.com/profile/1183031) has a number of other suspicious things (including a photo of a bagpiper) that imply he's trying to pass himself off as a U.K. transplant ("fish and chips," "chicken tikka masala").  He even claims his favorite restaurant is in...wait for...Edinburgh!

This guy is such a freakin' loser.  And uncreative!

The mods are on to him again, at least on the Home Cooking boards, where they have AGAIN deleted all his posts (see, for example, here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/721543?tag=main_body;topic-721543.  There's a reply to a no-longer-existant message from him).  Oddly enough, his profile has not been deactivated, and his posts remain on the Quebec boards.

Where will he strike next?  This guy needs a new MO.  Actually, John Melvin Hill needs to get a life!
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #158 on: August 06, 2010, 02:34:08 »
Actually, John Melvin Hill needs to get a life!

Per se, the best solution would be quite the contrary...
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #159 on: August 06, 2011, 11:03:25 »
Looks like he is STILL conning people. Once a jackass, always a jackass.  This time he stole money from an employer in a restaurant. https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2453487031&topic=12240

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #160 on: February 19, 2012, 04:59:16 »
Any more Big Bad John updates? This thread has been a source of 'amusement' for a good five years now.

Why don't we have legislation to stick people like this in a mental institution? From this thread he appears to bounce from job to job, city to city, and is even in and out of shelters at times. Question is, do people with this type of illness escalate into something far worse in times of desperation?

He has got to be one of the worst scam artists going.   I wonder if there is some kind of scam artist club? I picture them sitting around shaking their heads, complaining,  and feeling embarrassed to be cast in the same light as this guy.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #162 on: February 19, 2012, 22:36:00 »
Here's the big give away: For a guy with 23 years in the Royal Marines he seems kind of humble  ;D
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #163 on: November 02, 2012, 02:59:18 »
Registered just to give you all a heads up that this man is now living in Saskatoon, SK. He's claiming to be, among other things, a cardiothoracic surgeon. To others, he is claiming to have had several strokes that require him to walk with a cane. In reality, he's living in a low income apartment complex run by a homeless shelter. Here's an article with a photo:
http://ckom.com/story/saskatoon-s-lighthouse-officially-opened/74612

Watch out, Saskatoon!

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #164 on: November 02, 2012, 03:17:40 »
Registered just to give you all a heads up that this man is now living in Saskatoon, SK. He's claiming to be, among other things, a cardiothoracic surgeon. To others, he is claiming to have had several strokes that require him to walk with a cane. In reality, he's living in a low income apartment complex run by a homeless shelter. Here's an article with a photo:
http://ckom.com/story/saskatoon-s-lighthouse-officially-opened/74612

Watch out, Saskatoon!

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #165 on: November 02, 2012, 03:24:27 »
Well, in the W5 Investigative Report, they ask if anyone knows his current whereabouts, to call him in to the RCMP (ref the outstanding frauds ...); it's been a couple of years, but I wonder if they've had a chance to "find their man" yet?

Be guaranteed - he's reading this thread to this day.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #166 on: November 02, 2012, 10:58:34 »
I hope he is because my RCMP neighbour has the link to the news item!  Run Johnny run!

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #167 on: November 02, 2012, 12:16:07 »
I hope he is because my RCMP neighbour has the link to the news item!  Run Johnny run!
  Hopefully, he won't see this thread and do a runner. Instead of posting it for him, maybe staying schtump till they knocked on his door would have been better.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #168 on: November 02, 2012, 17:00:35 »
I honestly hope this guy gets into some kind of mental health program. He is at the point of living in a homeless shelter yet still keeps trying the same game. Says to me there is something really screwed up in his head and we are looking at a person who is seriously ill, rather than your typical con artist.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #169 on: November 02, 2012, 21:17:56 »
I honestly hope this guy gets into some kind of mental health program. He is at the point of living in a homeless shelter yet still keeps trying the same game. Says to me there is something really screwed up in his head and we are looking at a person who is seriously ill, rather than your typical con artist.

He's running a con as a disabled person to get a nice comfy apt for nothing. He's not mentally ill or stupid.

He's a thief, a con artist and a fraud. That is all.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #170 on: November 02, 2012, 21:58:07 »
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He's running a con as a disabled person to get a nice comfy apt for nothing. He's not mentally ill or stupid.

He's a thief, a con artist and a fraud. That is all.

You may well be right. Perhaps he is just a bad person?

I'm not convinced of that though.  I don't think he can be considered a good con artist by any means, and to continue such behavior even after being outed and caught numerous times just does not seem like something a mentally sound person would do.....we need the opinion of a shrink to know one way or the other though.

Perhaps the people he thinks he is conning at the homeless shelter are well aware of his problems. They are probably used to seeing people with such conditions in need of their help.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #171 on: November 02, 2012, 22:04:15 »
Dude,

Seriously. I don't care what his "issues" are. He behaves in a predatory manner. We do not need crap like that in our society. Mind you if they locked him up forever in a mental ward of some kind, then yay!
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #172 on: November 02, 2012, 22:10:12 »
That's what I am getting at. If his predatory behavior is a result of his mental illness, then the best solution is to get the guy into some kind of treatment or locked up in a ward as you suggest.

If you assume he is just doing this because he is just a bad person, then you can't do anything about him until he is caught. Once he gets out of jail (or more likely let go scott free) then the pattern repeats.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #173 on: November 02, 2012, 22:37:29 »
It's his job. He's just a criminal who knows that getting caught and doing a little time is just part of the lifestyle. 

Remember, doing time is NOT the hard thing you see on TV,..the average Joe would take it as a rest period.  No laundry, dishes, cooking, lots of sleep time....
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« Reply #174 on: November 02, 2012, 23:08:53 »
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Remember, doing time is NOT the hard thing you see on TV,..the average Joe would take it as a rest period.  No laundry, dishes, cooking, lots of sleep time....

Sounds kinda nice...wait, don't tempt me! ;) 

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