Turtleboy Investigates

Exposing Erik Hutchinson Part 1: Failed Businesses, Questionable Claims, And Sock Accounts Lie Beneath The Facade Of The So-Called “Modfather”

Yesterday we published a blog about Erik Hutchinson, a self-proclaimed “innovator” and “entrepreneur” in the vaping industry, who is currently slumming in a roach motel in Danvers after an altercation with his ex-girlfriend, Christina Tsatsis and her family left him homeless and stranded in Massachusetts. He alleges that $10k in video equipment was stolen by Tsatsis, and blames the Lynnfield police for a purported cover-up. I don’t doubt that a chick who walks around looking like this:

did in fact withhold some of the sleazy vagrant who has been bumming at her parent’s house for month’s belongings for either drugs or spite, or maybe both. Totally plausible. However, Hutchinson’s incessant, bizarre posts and his implausible self-inflating claims led me to take a closer look at him, and what I have uncovered is a proverbial Pandora’s box of deception, fraud and ratchetry. There’s a lot here, and to effectively process all this information, it merits a multi-part series.

It all starts with Erik’s predictably defensive and deflective reaction to the information we uncovered yesterday, that quickly went way off the rails.



Lost his job as an officer for child rape – that’s a slightly new flavor of baseless defamation. And it wouldn’t meet the ratchet status-quo, of course, unless Erik followed up with the same old tired links from Google, which substantiate precisely 0.0% of his insane allegations against Aidan Kearney.

Alrighty then.

Shortly after this point, it appears Erik came to the realization that literally no one on the 300-plus comment thread was defending him at all. In fact, numerous people starting speaking up with their own stories about Erik’s nefarious debauchery. Fortunately, “David Grint” showed up to quickly became Erik’s most vocal – and only – defender.

I think we all know where this is going.



Most notably, there is no online record of a “David Grint” from Lynnfield, MA ever actually existing.


And for not being Erik Hutchinson himself, “David” sure seems to know all the of the intimate details of Erik’s life well,


Details and anecdotes about people Erik has met, but “David” claims to have never met:


Reposts Erik’s private Facebook videos in comments:

Has Erik’s personal probate/child custody documents in his possession, printed out and highlighted for Erik’s case:



And just seems overall extremely invested in Erik’s life and reputation. He really loves this guy. As much as Erik loves Erik, in fact.


Oh, and the only other time David has shown up on our page? Approximately 5 weeks ago, to defend Christina Tsatsis’ honor on this blog.

Which is also when the profile was created. Go figure.


I was told by numerous people who knew Erik that using sock accounts to stroke his own ego and defend his own bullshit is pretty common behavior for him. It’s not even necessary to take anyone’s word for it, though. I searched online and was able to see evidence of such myself. Take, for instance, this Reddit Profile, Allinvapelyfe, who only ever posted and commented defensive, complimentary posts about Erik Hutchinson. Literally nothing else, ever.

Well, “nothing else” isn’t entirely accurate, actually….because there was that one time he fucked up, and advertised his business on his sock Reddit account.


Talking about yourself the way that Erik does, in third person, is weird and creepy. Doing so in public, under paper-thin aliases, and thinking no one will notice? Even more so. Then again, it’s easy to see the necessity in this practice. As we’ll see as this unfolds, many, if not most, of Erik’s lofty claims about himself are dubious at best – flat-out fabrications at worst. To lend himself credence, he and his various online alias often point to old, fluff-piece PR articles such as this one from the Wall Street Journal, that portray him as a successful business owner and innovator. But, as we’ve seen with Landon Steele, some people are shrewd and manipulative enough to craft this image using the shroud of social media, despite evidence existing to the contrary. And in much like Landon, there is an abundance of contrary evidence lurking below the polished social media photos and aggressive self-marketing campaigns. Take, for instance, Erik’s “wildly successful businesses”. Records clearly reflect that any venture Erik has started has unilaterally and decisively failed without mere months of inception. Starting with AmeraVape, that troubling, deceptive startup that first introduced Erik into the vape industry. As we touched on yesterday, court records reflect that the business was built by using a confusingly similar brand name to a pre-established and trusted business, that lead to financial benefit for Hutchinson and his partners, and ruin for the victimized business.


This isn’t speculative by any means, as it was affirmed in a court order that came with a hefty judgement of $400,000, and a stern order barring Hutchinson and associates from ever using a derivative of the brand name ever again.


Not that AmeraVape was the resounding success Hutchinson claims, anyway. According to court documents, Hutchinson decided to start up AmeraVape with partners Jesse McClain and Kyle Kruger in January 2014. They incorporated the business in February 2014, and by April 2014, a mere two months later, the business was dissolved.


The next iteration of the business, Ameramatic Vtech, LLC, was similarly ill-fated. Legally formed the very next day following AmeraVape’s dissolution, Ameramatic Vtech filed just one report in August 2014 before falling into FTB (filing requirement or tax non compliance) suspension.


Erik claims to currently own Hutchinson Design and Engineering,

but that is a blatant lie, because that business no longer exists as of 2016, having also fallen into FTB suspension in equally short order.


The other business he purports to have owned, Avid Lyfe, is in reality owned by his sister, and has legally been so since it’s inception. We’ll get in to that more later on, as that is its own story. As we’ll see next time, Erik rarely enters into a relationship, business or personal, where he does not end up taking advantage of, defrauding and then burning the other parties involved, leaving a trail of financial and emotional devastation in his path. We’ll also take a closer look at Erik’s claim to the title “the Modfather” and reported innovation in the vape industry, and why evidence suggest that’s also a gigantic misrepresentation, or perhaps, outright lie.


44 Comment(s)
  • Hot Taeks
    December 16, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I thought this crypt keeper was scamming shit off the big fat man. What happened to him, and did he get his money and gucci shit back?

  • Ghost Cowboy
    December 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Ghost Cowboy reads the novel. It’s difficult to stay in the saddle and complete the mission. Boredom overtakes the reader leaving most to envision tales of common ratchetry. As the moon rises and shadows awaken, it ends. No reason for further chapters. End it like the Apache ended the life of the lone rider. Scalped.

    • Ghost Reality Check
      December 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      Dude, this RP shit was gay as fuck back when it first started appearing. Time to move on.

  • Clarence Woods Emerson
    December 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Erik & Turtleboy look like twins, if Erik would shave off his ball tickler! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAAA TOO FUNNY!

  • Sick of these Ratchet Fucks
    December 15, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    You know what? I hope you keep exposing these fuckers. No matter how insignificant they are. These fucks need to be taught a lesson. Stop begging, get a fucking job in the best employment market in history, and STFU! Douchcake.

    • True Reality Speaks
      Mirror Mirror
      December 15, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      You make a good point and I don’t disagree these dirtbags should be exposed. But a multi-part series about some nobody that associates with people that probably deserve to get some karma? Hard pass.

      • randiguy2006
        December 16, 2019 at 9:42 am

        This shit is super boring.

  • The Good Pinion
    December 15, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Noel Donegan

  • Sylvester Ford
    December 15, 2019 at 11:54 am

    If you ask me it’s simple
    Girl looks like Skelator with a hint of Tales of the Crypt
    I must confess i have been dreaming of stuffing her twat full of feta cheese

    • Corinth Arkadin
      December 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      Feta. Very random.

      Why feta? Why not, say, hummus?

      • Doncha Know
        December 16, 2019 at 10:50 am

        Feta goes better with twat waffle. Salty, briny, cured… and mushy vomit-inducing texture when warmed up. Like cottage cheese for real adults.

  • Finn
    December 15, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I’m really excited about this series. I hope it’s at least 10 parts long with every gritty story longer than the last!

    Get fucked,

  • AngryWhiteDad
    December 15, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Well, interesting story. I do find it hypocritical that TBS would put someone down for creating fake aliases online though. TB has many, the most egregious and obvious IMO are the fake commentators on the articles though. I always found that to be a negative about TB, and wish he didn’t do it.

    • Vinnie Severe
      December 15, 2019 at 10:24 am

      White dad
      Go lick your black boyfriends balls
      You fucking tool

      • True Reality Speaks
        Hardo Dago's Are Almost Always Closet Fags
        December 15, 2019 at 12:22 pm

        Project much, Vinnie? Sounds like you’re jealous. Your wife-beater wearing buddy not even give you a complimentary reach around this morning?

        • Nick Hearse
          December 15, 2019 at 4:22 pm

          you made (as you wrote) dago’s possessive you fucking imbecile, come back and make it plural or forever be known as a gay cocksucker

      • AngryWhiteDad
        December 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm

        Mr. Dago,

        While I will not deny licking a ball or two whilst in the middle of a meth binge, I wholeheartedly find your insinuation that’d I would partake in sexual deviantce with a colored to be rude, vile and repulsive.

        Apparently, you haven’t been paying attention. I prefer skinny white girls with drug problems.

        I guess what they said in Goodfellas about Italians and their origins is correct.

  • Stevie G
    December 15, 2019 at 7:57 am

    What do you call a small spic?

    A spec

  • TortugaNiño
    December 15, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Sorry. The only thing i have less interest in than grown men vaping is reading a multi-part series on the stupidest of grown men vaping.

  • Unc
    December 14, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Why is part 1 an estimated 7 hour read

  • george costanza
    The angry taint
    December 14, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Wtf is sock? Did you mean stock? Grow the fuck up and proofread this shit if you want to be taken seriously

    • Checkyourslef
      December 15, 2019 at 4:52 am

      Sock is the correct vernacular. Some boys and men use socks to stroke their dicks and ejaculate into them. To quote: ” Erik that using sock accounts to stroke his own ego and defend his own bullshit is pretty common behavior” means that his accounts are fake just like using a sock to jerk off is in place as a fake vag.

      • george costanza
        The angry taint
        December 15, 2019 at 9:02 am

        Thanks for educating me on that never heard that term before. Disregard my previous post…lol

        • Uh What
          December 15, 2019 at 9:59 am

          Sock account. As in, sock puppet. Its a pretty common term.

          • Startled Pancake
            December 15, 2019 at 12:14 pm

            It’s a term that’s almost as old as the popular iteration of the internet itself.

            Taint, man, you need to study up. Get crackin’, kid.

          • True Reality Speaks
            Mirror Mirror
            December 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm

            Aren’t ALL Fakebook, Twatter, Instaface accounts “sock” accounts? I mean, they are all ultimately desparate “look at me, give me attention, or validate me” pleas, aren’t they?

            This is why most of TB’s articles on Fakebook stuff are boring and just adding to the dumbing down of society. I have no interest in all the narcissists and poseurs out there that live and die by how many “likes” they get, or get off creating drama like junior high mean girls to their fellow dimwits. Just sayin’.

          • george costanza
            The angry taint
            December 16, 2019 at 10:17 am

            yeah I guess I should have known it but I believe you should learn something new every day and all of you edumacated me…lol(tip of hat)

  • Vapey Mcvapenberg
    December 14, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Every human being on the planet who vapes should be bullied and shamed until they realize how fucking stupid they look standing around blowing smoke clouds thinking people are impressed by how big of a cloud they made. Also why are all these people alway like 300 pounds and look like they smell like cat piss.

    • Corinth Arkadin
      December 15, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      Maybe these articles are a distraction, a disvertissment so to speak, from our/your own problems.

      These ratchets are the bottom of the barrel, and maybe you can thank your lucky quasars that you aren’t them.

      • Mathis PhD
        May 10, 2020 at 11:51 pm

        Are you a complete idiot? People use vapor products to stop smoking. And from what our offices have seen in patients, it works……big time. Not sure who this Erik guy is, but a fake article causing mental harm to a individual who does not need it is easier than stepping in manure at a cow pasture.

  • Michael Johnson
    True justice
    December 14, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Hey Erik, your fucked. Bristol’s going to expose you for the fraud that you are. It’s just the beginning. Sleep well tonight.

  • Vincent Vapealot
    December 14, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Do we really need an expose on some tool nobody gives a fuck about or has ever heard of, I mean this is all about the losers in the Vaping culture right? Who gives a shit? Whoa sick vape cloud bro, so amazing!

  • Vigil Ante
    Vigil Ante
    December 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Like I said after the first article, Erik with a K, weird fucking cunt.

    Being big in the vape community is very prestigious. Much like being a Brony or a Furry I imagine.

  • Nee Chi
    December 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    You mean people exaggerate and make up stories to sell products?!

    Ya don’t say!!

  • jerry nadler
    December 14, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    leigha wants my cock

  • Faggot Detector
    December 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    This guy is almost as big a faggot as landon.

  • Accountability for Flaw
    December 14, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    This clown isn’t worth your time TB
    He’s a zero and is obviously insane. How about Josh’s holiday message from jail? That’s quite interesting

  • Stevie G
    December 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Erik used to be a DJ
    He did a wedding at Andover country club
    A couple of staff members found him sucking off a Guatemalan cook in the back of his van

    • Nick Hearse
      December 14, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      he looks like a dirty faggot degenerate, although I heard the suckee was a midget mexican who spoke with a lisp.
      erik is a homo

    • Startled Pancake
      December 15, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      DeeJays are the flotsam and jetsam of the scumbag community.

      While they aren’t as merde as the other members of that august motley collection, they are still merde.

      You can’t polish a turd.

    December 14, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    You folks at TB do a great job with detail and showing the Drama. A million story’s out there and so little time….Lov you folks….

  • True Reality Speaks
    Mirror Mirror
    December 14, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    No offense – but I’m probably not alone in having zero interest in this subject. I love the investigative TB articles – but this guy is boring. He’s like the cat salon grifter, except without a local hook. Stick with government/public corruption and the Landon Steele stolen valor VA abusing types.

    • power shitposter
      December 15, 2019 at 6:45 pm

      about 85% of the entertainment value of this blog is the comments, not the drivel it puts out.

  • joseph henderson
    December 14, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Beautifully written…

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