From Neal Hamel, 15 March 98:
Ingram has been harassing the manager of the Days Inn Motel in Hollywood. The Days Inn was where the majority of picketers stayed during the picket.
I am going to see the manager this evening to see if I can get a better grasp of the details and the chronology of events.
Amonst other things:
Ingram stated to the manager that he was a police officer. He told the manager that we had a bomb (!)
He stole some communication I had given the manager under false pretenses. This was from the owner of the motel. This explains how he found me at work the other day.
Beginning yesterday Ingram has been regularly calling her and asking for details. Someone kept calling the manager last night until the early hours of the morning.
[ to recap:
Gene Ingram was trying some harassment through the motel manager of the Days Inn where the majority of picketers were staying. ]
I just spoke with the motel manager and have clarified a few things.
About two weeks ago in the meeting with the manager and the motel owner, Ingram implied or told both of them that the picketers would be carrying a bomb. He also got a copy of one of my letters which had my name and phone number on it.
Ingram did not recontact the motel manager until this Friday apparently while were picketing. He started asking lots of questions and told the manager that he was a policeman. The manager was wary because his story did not fit.
Yesterday, a letter from Jeff Jacobson had sent to the manager giving details of Ingram's modus operandi finally arrived. The manager became concerned and called the local police and faxed the information that Jeff had sent over to the police. (Good going!)
Last night a person named Joanne who said she worked with Ingram, called several times after 10 pm asking for more information about motel guests. The manager refused to give any details of the guests.
When Ingram called today she confronted him with his claim that he was a policeman. Ingram told the manager to not tell police that he had claimed that he was a police officer or, in the words of the manager, "it would blow the whole thing up". He also told the manager that she would doing a good job for him. This last little bit unnerved her which is why the manager contacted me today.
However, despite Ingram's veiled threats, the manager did tell the police that Ingram had claimed he was a police officer and they told her that if he showed up again to call the fraud division immediately.
Jeff Jacobsen, who is still at the motel, was able to talk to the manager and tell her about Ingram before I got there this evening so she was not so unnerved.