Cet homme s'était fait passer pour Mike Portnoy il y a quelques années (2003 pour la première fois) et avait piqué porte-feuilles, papiers d'identités de personnes à New-York, et connaissait tout de lui et de DT... Cette personne se faisait donc passer pour Mike devant des gens qui ne le connaissait sans doute pas, et il leur volait des choses, faisant croire que c'était le vrai Mike Portnoy.
Il avait été condamné, mais apparemment vient de refaire surface et recommence son petit jeu... ! N'a-t-il donc pas compris la leçon ?
I cannot believe I am writing this again....
But it seems this idiot Anthony Mendez is out of jail and on the loose again.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!
After the ordeal back in 2003, I figured he would've learned his lesson - but apparently not...
This is an email that was just passed onto me from a recent encounter:
(edited to protect the person who reported the incident)
>> This guy came over to my house the other day claiming to be "Mike from
>> Dream Theater".
>> This guy looked like a wreck, (edit) He was clearly on some heavy drugs, I just couldn't believe that
>> it would actually be Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre!!!
>> You must be thinking this is a joke, but it's not. This guy maintained
>> that he was Mike Portnoy the whole time he was hanging out at my
>> I totally would've assumed this guy was lieing, but he KNEW EVERYTHING
>> about the band, tours, album covers and their meanings, etc.
>> Please tell me this guy was an impostor, I'd hate to think that the
>> real Mike Portnoy is a drugged out wreck. (edit)
My family's safety is at hand, not to mention the safety of any victims that come in harm's way of this criminal.
(and least of all, my reputation is also at stake to the people that he comes in contact with that don't realize he is NOT me...)
If you come in contact with this criminal, please contact my webmaster immediately to pass the info onto me. firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you that have no idea of the backstory with this imposter, I have reprinted below the original info from April 2003...
Any help in this matter is truly appreciated,
Cette histoire est vraiment triste pour Mike et sa famille, et on espère tous que cet idiot se fera arrêté. Si MP demande de l'aide, c'est que c'est sérieux.