David Lee Roth says he is a victim of 'Domestic Terrorism' after being relentlessly harassed by a stalker.
Opening a blog post on his official website with the line “Help! I have a stalker”, David explained he has received 75 stalker phone calls in the past 4 months, all of them between the hours of 5.30am and 6am.
“There is a list of unhappy ex-colleagues, as there always is in showbiz, but this stalker is particularly obsessed,” David writes.
“They’re no longer prank calls. Having been through the process with the private detectives, lawyers, FBI and ex-FBI, I can speak with some authority. These stalker calls come under the heading of Domestic Terrorism.
“This is all news to me so let me share it with you. I grew up thinking prank calls were the equivalent to toilet papering the old Coach’s house once a season. Just this season alone, I’ve had my house toilet papered four dozen times.
“As it was explained to me by the professionals, these calls are designed to make you terrified, nervous, afraid, upset and ruin your day which is exactly what happened to me during my first stalker experience in 1977.”
After going into detail about how harassment has affected him and his family over the decades, David expressed his potent fears about his current stalker and asked for his fans’ help.
“Somebody out there knows their tech. None of the phone numbers show up on my phone bill. Whoever is doing this knows that it’s a felony and he’s hiding. It may be a woman but I’ll characterize it for the sake of the article as a ‘he.’
“I haven’t pursued it beyond all the normal channels. What can I do? But I certainly invite anyone who speaks tech to weigh in here because it’s pretty rare that just one person does this much obsessive conduct and nobody else knows about it. Whoever is doing this works somewhere, they eat lunch somewhere, they sleep somewhere and probably with someone.
“You better be careful. I’m a stranger and look what they did to me. You’re family, you’re familiar. He’ll turn on you with the exact same teeth and the exact same rationalizations they may have used to come after me.
“9 times out of 10 I’m told you get a shot of tequila or espresso in the belly of whoever is dialling that phone they’ll tell you, ‘I don’t know. I’ve always hated the guy’ or ‘I don’t know he went somewhere I wanted to visit and I didn’t go so I thought I’d f*** him up.’
“Usually that’s all this is but there’s somebody out there who knows who’s doing this. Give me a call…”