Franklin Baxley, the convicted criminal, attention starved nutjub at the center of the “Dog Park Diane” frenzy simply cannot stop proving himself to be completely unbalanced, and at this point it’s becoming pretty concerning for the woman we have dubbed “Dog Park Diane”.
I’m unhappy with the fact that we appear to have been Cadena’d, or in other words, duped by a short, contrived video posted to social media. I’m happy that we did some research into it, because it’s a good reminder of the stark reality that there is often more context to a story than a short viral video shared online tells. In this case, the context is Franklin Baxley’s extensive criminal record, the fact that he refused to follow several commonplace dog park rules implemented to insure the safety of all visitors, and the fact that he definitely is a scary and threatening individual, as Grace Sandland can be heard saying as she speaks to the police dispatcher.
Read: “Threatening”. Given what Franklin’s been saying on social media today, there appears to be a ton of credence to this side of the story, and none to his.
Let’s look at some of the threats Franklin has been putting out on social media in the last 24 hours, shall we?
First, he ominously claims he has Ms. Sandland’s address:
And later drops a street name, in case you thought he was bluffing:
He then threatens to go to someone’s house, take a picture of it, and send it to them,
…And vowing to “see them around town”.
Everyone knows that ratchet-speak for “I’m going to physically harm you” involved “meeting up” or “speaking” in person, or reference to home addresses. There is no other way to interpret it, a phone conversation or email exchange suffices for any civil conversation with a stranger. But Franklin clearly is innately incapable of civil discourse.
He insinuates that he will show up at someone else’s mother’s house:
Brags about how his extensive criminal record does not reflect the “much worse” crimes he has “gotten away with”:
This coming from a man with a record of drug manufacturing and distribution in a school zone, felony assault, domestic assault, obstructing a police officer, and being a fugitive from justice. We can find one woman who says otherwise, Franklin, the victim in your current case. Not to mention the son you have who has a restraining order against you:
None of this is indicative of a mild manner, innocent guy having the police called on him in a racially motivated move over a couple of dogs humping at a dog park.
Most disturbingly, Franklin “hypothetically” threatens to leave the country (while out on pretrial pending violent felony charges in Rhode Island) to have Uncle Turtleboy murdered:
I can’t imagine why no one want to “speak to you” in person, Franklin. You don’t seem dangerous or unhinged at all. It obviously had to be racism that prompted that woman to call the police, because you seem so lovely when challenged.
I’ve put in a call to Inside Edition identifying myself as a writer for Turtleboy, and the producers will be calling me back today so we can go over all of this information. They seem committed to correcting the narrative that is currently spreading like wildfire, just as we are doing over here. I’m planning on speaking to the police as well, because at this point I am genuinely concerned for Grace Sandland. Someone with the authorities should probably keep an eye out for her, and she clearly figured this out after just a few minutes at a public dog park with this psycho. In light of everything we know about Franklin so far, and everything we just keep uncovering, there is exactly 0% chance that Ms. Sandland was motivated by anything else but understandable trepidation, and her name definitely deserves to be cleared of this one.