Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Besendorfer to Turner: You're harassing my family, buddy

A few moments ago, my phone rang and when I picked it up, no one was there.

The phone rang again, moments later. I checked the Caller ID and it read "Ron Besendorfer."

After I said, "Hello," the person who I assume was Ron Besendorfer and sounded like him said, "You're harassing my family, buddy."

Besendorfer, of course, is the husband, at the moment, of Joplin R-8 Assistant Superintendent Angie Besendorfer.

He only said a couple of more sentences, which I did not quite understand, but it was something in the nature of "came close to you today."

As I was about to respond, he hung up.

The calls (and the first one may have been from someone else, I did not have time to check the caller ID) came moments after I had been running some errands and buying groceries and supplies at different Joplin locations. I did not remember any particular close calls and I may have misunderstood  what he said at the end of the conversation.

I understood the message.




15 comments:

Anonymous said...

um, that sounds like a threat.

Anonymous said...

That sounds a lot like a veiled threat.

Anonymous said...

You should call the police.

Anonymous said...

maybe you are harassing their family...

Anonymous said...

Two possibilities:

1) Turner was innocently out and about today, a paranoid Bessendorfer saw him, and mistakenly thought he was stalking.

2) Turner was snooping (aka looking for a "news" scoop), Bessendorfer saw him, and Turner posted a reference to it on his blog to cover his tracks.

Let's vote! I vote #1.

Christine said...

2:42 No way...reporting what you dont read in the GLOBE is not harassing, its reporting. Angie and Rob really should talk to their legal council before making any calls to former teachers/reporters..idiots!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry about it. I suspect the guy will be posting nasty stuff about her as soon as he finds out what this divorce is going to cost him.

Randy Turner = Daffy Duck said...

I wouldn't worry about it Turner.

After all, you lie bout people and harass them and abuse your power, both as an editor and then as a teacher, until you get fired and duly blacklisted by those responsible for your conduct. Ninety percent of the local population think you got exactly what you deserved.

So if some aggrieved husband whups up on your lying ass, then maybe then you'll learn something from it.

But more likely not. You have as much sense as Daffy Duck in one of them Looney Tunes. Yes, you hurt and feel your own pain. And no, you never are able to learn from that pain.

Time for another misadventure, Randy.

Anonymous said...

I got my popcorn ready, let the cat fight begin. Maybe Honey Boo Boo with stop by.

Anonymous said...

Not hard you see who this post is from.......Good job Turner, post like this one shows that you are making a difference. Please keep up the good work that you are doing. These cowards need to be exposed.

Anonymous said...

Another example of the mentality of the Joplin School administrators. They try to run the schools with threats and fear. They are too unintelligent to compose a rational argument, so they call and threaten an individual expressing their 1st admendment rights. The pen is mightier than the sword, and the Joplin School administrators are feeling the heat.

Anonymous said...

You haven't hurt anyone with your blog. Only you have lost your job and your reputation. Everything you post comes off like sour grapes EXCEPT to those who have worked for and/or are currently employed by the current admin, those who wanted to work and weren't chosen or those who feel picked on by the admin. If you could come out of the bubble you would find the majority of all employees feel like they are unappreciated and treated unfairly by their bosses and/or the corp they work for. Most employees feel exactly like those in the R-8 system. Walmart employees? I work for one of the largest employers in Joplin and 95% of the employees have major gripes about many of the policies and pay scales in this company. The R-8 employees are no different than anyone else. They just seem to whine more. Probably from the amount of time they spend with children or teenagers.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Ron have a checkered past in education?

Anonymous said...

Angie and Ron are clearly peas in a pod; why on earth would they split up?

Anonymous said...

Good work !! With dinks like those at the school admin you at least have them talking. If the truth shall set you free,I say go for it !! Keep on them like fleas, and don't give up, you will find the entire city is corrupt. Little Chicago as we say !