Process Server Thinks He Saw Neo-Nazi in Grocery Store

But Andrew Anglin swears that he's in Nigeria, not Ohio
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 29, 2017 10:00 AM CST
In this undated photo released by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Dan Chung, Tanya Gersh poses for a photo. She is suing Andrew Anglin of the Daily Stormer.   (Dan Chung/Southern Poverty Law Center via AP)

(Newser) – Andrew Anglin, founder of a neo-Nazi website notorious for its racist internet trolling campaigns, has dubiously claimed he lives in Nigeria. A process server swears he recently spotted The Daily Stormer's publisher at a grocery store in his native Ohio. Anglin's whereabouts—a key issue in a pair of lawsuits he faces—may not remain a mystery much longer. A federal judge in Montana has warned Anglin's attorneys that he won't tolerate any "game-playing" and expects him to disclose where he has been residing, according to a court transcript obtained by the AP. Montana real estate agent Tanya Gersh sued Anglin in April, accusing him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign that terrorized her family amid her dispute with the mother of a leading white nationalist. Anglin's lawyers argue the First Amendment protects his posts calling for a "troll storm" against Gersh.

Jeffrey Cremeans, a process server hired by Tanya Gersh's attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center, said in a sworn affidavit that he was shopping at a grocery store in a Columbus suburb on Dec. 10 when he saw a man who strongly resembles Anglin at a self-checkout register. Cremeans is "absolutely certain" the man was Anglin, but he didn't have the paperwork on him at the time. Anglin later mocked the process server's claim in social media posts. "There are 2 million people in Columbus metro area. A process server happens by coincidence to run into me in a checkout line," he wrote on his Gab account. "No one (expletive) believes this. It is statistically impossible." Anglin's whereabouts affect jurisdiction and whether the case can proceed. Anglin faces a separate federal lawsuit filed in Ohio by Muslim-American radio host Dean Obeidallah.

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