This is Tony Freitas from Worcester:
And he’s the nudnik freelance “artist” who drew the HD logo on the Miss Worcester Diner. According to him he quit his job as a full time boiler room salesman to start his own company called “Dig-Outz” that seems to mostly be him using other company’s trademarked logos on cornhole sets that he charges close to $300 a set for.
There is no company registered under the name Dig-outz in Massachusetts, nor is there any business registered in his name.
He openly sells products using logos of brands he doesn’t own and doesn’t have a license to use, and sees nothing wrong with it.
This whole controversy with Miss Worcester Diner (read about it here) is largely because of him. Ya see, dumbass here is basically her legal advisor, and since he sells shit with other people’s trademarks without a license for a living, he figures anyone else should be able to as well. Here’s what a source tells us:
The contracted artist, I believe, knew the logo was trademarked. He and his ex-partner got the ex-partner’s boss in a similar situation with HD. He continues to rip people off , and freely uses trademarked logos etc to make money while the business owners get stuck with the legalities. The first thing he did in this case was “ohh im on the news.” By the way HD. Heres another time I infringed on HD. Threw another person under the bus.”
He’s not wrong – this dude LOVES the limelight. He’s been posting incessantly about the newfound fame he’s gotten because of his illegal use of a trademarked logo on the Miss Worcester Diner:
He’s a real tough guy so when he first hear that his girl Kimmy was having a problem the first thing he thought was, “who’s ass do I need to kick for you?”
This dude is the only one guy in America who could go toe to toe with Landon Steele and live to talk about it.
I call him her legal advisor because she appears to be listening to his totally non-legal advice about copyright.
“It was a private business transaction done on private property.”
This is not excuse to violate copyright law.
“I deal with copyright laws all day every day.”
No, you ignore copyright laws all day every day and then create controversy for people you supposedly care about because dumb people like Kim Kniskern listen to you.
Listen to this interview he did on Spectrum News:
“When someone commissions me to do something and it’s something that’s a “licensed logo,” I’m not really concerned about copyright because I’m not selling…I don’t believe it’s copyright infringement at that point because I’m not selling t-shirts or stickers or making a profit off of it. This is a tribute to Harley-Davidson.”
Oh OK. He’s not concerned about it, therefore it’s legal. After all, he’s not selling anything, right?
I messaged him to see if he wanted to come on the live show, since he apparently is addicted to his 15 minutes of fame, and during our conversation I quickly realized that he’s even dumber than he appears.
Just to review.
- He can use trademarked logos because there is a “loophole with artwork and hand made goods.”
- He doesn’t have a link to that loophole, but he’s got a screenshot of a comment on his Facebook page.
- There’s something called the “one and done clause” that he can’t seem to find that makes this obviously illegal practice legal.
- He’s selling them “privately” by advertising them on Facebook where the public can see.
- He’s gonna get me for slander as soon as he looks into the definition of slander, while simultaneously thanking me for the free press
- It’s all good because he’s not using a machine or printing press, even though he posts pictures of the machines he uses on Facebook
Yup, his story checks out.
Business is going so well that he’s moving to a 5,000 square foot facility!
Except, he doesn’t have a registered business with the Secretary of State’s office.
He’s also profiting off of cancer.
“I gave her a good price.”
You’re not virtuous if you’re profiting off of cancer by selling them to a charitable cause.
He knows what he’s doing is legal because some guy named Justin on his Facebook page said it was. He also said that I’m guilty of deformation for pointing all of this out.
Obviously Justin Nolan is a brilliant legal scholard whose opinions should be taken seriously.
Justin’s upset that we didn’t write about his very legitimate conspiracy theory about how DCF and the governor’s council are out to get his crotch fruits.
Then there was this genius post:
Ya see Tony, they asked her permission to use her diner on their t-shirts. She didn’t ask Harley’s permission. You might think you proved some sort of point here, but it was actually one of the greatest self owns of all time.
He evidently wasn’t happy and was happy at the same time about being mentioned on the Live show.
“I’m a rogue artist….That’s bad ass.”
No, it’s not. You’re a grown man running an unlicensed business, stealing other people’s work and profiting off of it.
“Tell me I can’t do something, guess what? I’m gonna do it even bigger, better, and louder.”
We got ourselves a bad ass!
“I can use any logo, any name, any image, anyone’s likeness.”
No, you can’t.
“Laws are made to be broken.”
No, they’re not.
This is who Kim Kniskern is taking legal advice from. So yesterday she went to the gym and saw a guy with a Red Sox tattoo and posted this:
No moron, he doesn’t need their permission because his leg is not a commercial business.
It really is like the blind leading the blind on her page. When you surround yourself with stupid people, you’re gonna get a lot of stupid advice.
Yea Shianne, I wrote the letter. Glad that’s what you took out of this.
Also, this guy Mickey Giuseppe III is gonna slap me.
Tony Freitas’ Facebook friends agree with him, so that’s all he needed to hear. They have really insightful things to add to the conversation, like, “they hate us cuz they ain’t us,” “fuck the haters,”
“Pencil dick,” and “he has a pussy name.”
“What a piece of jizz,” and “fuck Turtleboy.”
Brian Kniskern is the stepson of Kim Kniskern, and really seems to hate Turtleboy.
Which makes sense because Brian Kniskern is a lifetime criminal with more Google trophies than I can count. Strangulation, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness/juror/police officer/court official intimidation, threatening to murder…
Larceny, threats, assault, harassment – you name it, he’s been doing it and getting charged for it since 2001.
It runs in the family. Just ask Robert Kniskern.
Or Leonard Kniskern.
Or Joe Kniskern, who took over the family business and never paid $8,000 he owed in rent.
Or Kim herself, who’s been charged with driving without a license and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
The family owned business is BK & Sons Paving, and they’re no stranger to small claims and civil actions either.
I’m shocked that Harley-Davidson wouldn’t wanna be associated with a Worcester gypsy clan using their trademark without permission.
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Sheldon Harley will sponsor the sign legally. Good advertising for the diner and now Sheldon.
Something doesn’t sit right with all of this . who the hell is this Tony guy ? I realize he’s the one who painted it but so what . that was years ago. If I owned a restaurant that had a classic car theme and I had a Chevrolet logo I was asked to take down, .. I certainly would not involve the person who put it up there. Hmmmm I’m suspect!!. I wonder who likes all the attention
Looks like she gets to keep her logo…With a couple of minor tweaks. Check out the latest reports.
Someone tell the TB legal advisors that are telling them that all businesses have to be registered with the Secretary of States office they are wrong. My now thirty year old business has a federal tax number and a state redaly number, and I am registered as a D.B.A.. since I am not a corporation I am not required to have workman’s compensation insurance as I am a sole proprietor nor do I have to retain counsel if I am sued I can go in and represent myself. but hey if the genius has a twister digital marketing LLC want to pay the filing fee every year to the Secretary of State have a great time
Your grammar, punctuation and sentence structure are atrocious!
Huh? Whaddaya mean by that?I’ve been in business for 30 years doing proofreading for the Holden Landmark, the T&G, and lately I’ve been making the big bucks creating the blog post headers for TurtleBoy.
She serves food without covering her hair?
I used to think Springfield had the dumbest criminals/people in MA. Worcester is working really hard this week to match them..
this asshat is going to have this womans diner closed down only to advertise his crap.
I lost count of the amount of cornholes i have munched on.
We have 5 principles and 23 warrants for 23 sites, FBI is overseeing the operation with Home Land. IRS forensic accounting working with Mass DOR will be handling the money side. State Police will be making entry with US Marshalls, we have information that 3 of the warrants are considered high risk convicted felons with a history of violence, resisting arrest and an unknown number and type stolen weapons present. So SWAT will be making entry, we even have DCF along unfortunately there are minors and young children involved in a few locations. Our tech guys have them on stingray and they are actively listening and tracking. Ok everybody gear up these are simultaneous no knock warrants with initial breaching set for 3 AM.
Confucius say; he who rides loud motorcycle is hung like grain of rice.
loud pipes are so the cars can hear the bike. too many people do not pay attention while driving lately.
Kniskern Name Meaning
German: nickname for a bon vivant, from geniess gern ‘like(s) to enjoy’.
I think this guy is super sexy and I want his cornhole
This all explains the partitions that make up the bathroom stalls.
They are all George Michael WHAM corn hole boards.
The “they hate us cuz they aint us” broad has a daughter that whores herself out. Biker mom must be proud her daughter gets dicked out for gucci glasses
46 comments and not a single *would*. Speaks volumes.
License, we don’t need now stinking license.
The Renaissance has begun.
Get that when it’s buns up, split those cheeks.
What a bedazzled faaahkin’ corn hole this guy.
We all know what he uses the cornhole boards for & why he seems so obsessed with them.
Tony Frittata is just “a little freckled face Tommy,” living in the grey area of his mind, and having huffed the fumes of countless signage, sees Kimmie’s motorcycle seat face as a soft place for his cornhole.
This guy has got to be a huge hit at flea markets.
Tony : “Manifest Destiny!”
Oh Tony – you’re as dumb as shit. That’s not how Manifest Destiny works. Manifest Destiny, in short, “[is the] belief that … the destiny of American settlers was to expand and move across the continent to spread their traditions and their institutions, while … enlightening more primitive nations.].
You’re just stealing established logos/brands and creating really shitty crap with them. Trying to net a bigger market than your dopey Facebook page is *not* Manifest Destiny.
Report his @ss to the DOJ, IRS n StopFakes dot gov! Collect dat reward yo!
So Tony doesn’t have to pay taxes like the rest of us?!! Ever hear of sales tax you fuckin Guido?
And nobody is slapping anyone….Bunch of bitches!!! LOL
You should go tell those micropenis bike gang guys what you think of them.
Just catch one alone, have a one to one conversation. No audience, no extra help from anyone.
You won’t, you nutless weasel.
Someone should superglue you to a wheelchair by your taint and push you down the stairs to a subway platform. Off you go, onto the tracks after a good tumble.
and are a member of a gay biker club.
How about I fuck your ass and you guess the size?
Hmmm.. Lotta months there. Better take the plea we got.
Check out that Kim chick! Whew! Tough mama!
Have to include her in my next murder/horror novel:
“I told her, Kim, Harley chicks are all talk and no action.”
“She then pinned me to the bed. Then, through Newport and Jack Daniels tainted breath, she loudly proclaimed, “I’m going to fuck you to death, and after I finish I will cut the penis off of your corpse, embalm it, and add it to the 500 other stuffed, preserved penises in my collection.”
Do you know where I can get a Turtleboy sweatshirt, without paying full price?
How stupid can these motherfuckers be??? What they need is a hard fucking dose of reality and I guarantee they are fucking with one entity that can bring it. First is HD; they have almost unlimited resources and if they get a hair across their ass, they can set some lawyer on his ass and he will pay dearly. Second is the feds, and to a lesser extent, the state – if they get a sniff of this douchebag making a shitload of money and not paying taxes, they will lower a boom that will make HD’s actions look like child’s play. Uncle Sam will fuck you raw if you don’t pay taxes. And that is not my opinion, there are numerous cases of fuckheads who thought they could cheat Uncle Sam and found themselves in prison. They don’t seek only restitution, they will lock your ass up. I hope this jackass has been keeping good records, because it won’t be long before the feds get a hold of this with all the media exposure that he is praising.
Couple of great parents the late Mr. & the widow Kim Kniskern.
“Fuck teaching the kids right from wrong… let’s get tattoos and then go riding our hogs instead.”
I just left some liquid brown seal coat in the parking lot.
Not sure he could go toe to toe with Landon but I heard tony is uncut so maybe they could go tip to tip for an impromptu docking session? Just a thought but I digress
I’m glad you and I don’t hang in the same circles. That’s not what me & the boys talk about over beers.
That diner is a great place to score an eightball.
Call down to Foxboro tomorrow, they would LOVE to have a word with this internet tough guy using the Flying Elvis logo. John Henry controls the media but Handy Kraft runs this place.
What a family and friends group of braindead retards.
Can I get an estimate on having my parking lot paved?
The Natick Outdoor Store.
The fortune teller sees an audit in your future.
I’m gonna ride my Haaahley to the store to grab some Mahhhboros and Natty Ice
Wow.Quite the rap sheets.I would not represent any of them.
The Chewbacca defense might not be enough.
When they go into the Courthouse do they know the Baliff on a first-name basis?
Half of the paving guys I’ve come across are barely one step above Carneys.
Unc, although I can’t find a picture, he’s using a computer controlled CNC rotor to carve those logos into sign foam before he paints them. So much for his “All by hand” lie. He gets the original files off a website like “seeklogo” then the computer does the rest. Hardly done “by hand.”
Look at all that stuff he sold on his webpage. 10’s of thousands of dollars. He’s soooo busy he’s moving to a bigger shop!
How long before Tony piss pants closes his Facebook down? Not a post in two days! Still looking for that “I can copy logos if it’s a one off…” law? Yet he shows multiples of the same things in the same picture on his Facebook page. He knows its illegal. He’s playing dumb to save himself.
YOU’D BETTER HAVE A MASSACHUSETTS SALES TAX ID YOU FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT. We’re coming for you.
FYI when we audit a small operation like a mom/pop doing crafts at a weekend fair, we’ll look at their PayPal/Venmo income as less than 10% of their overall sales. So if this “artist” has either of those, that’s where we begin to evaluate how much under reported (or not at all) her/his income was.
He had me pay him through pay pal
They need to raid his shop before the dipshit tries to hide ub Rhode Island or Florida. It’s not 80’s anymore Frito boy, every move is tracked. You can’t drive through a toll booth or make a phone call without the police knowing where you are. Do the right thing and turn yourself in and if you are the STAND UP GUY you’re always bragging about tip your accountant off so he can head for Brazil or Chili first.
Frito Boy is Toast!
What a nest of Human Vermin, Fony Taters the Corn Hole lover, Gypsy Felon Pavers, Crusty ass diner. Round em up and prepare the gallows.
If TB is banned from Worcester forever I would be jealous of that. If only we could all be banned for life from likes of lying Tony Fritos and Skanky Kim and her inbred family of criminal degenerates.
Difference between and artist and a thief?
An artist comes up with original work, a thief steals someone elses work and profits from it.
I met Tony a few years ago at the Diamond Inn…Him and his buddies were sniffling quite a bit. Register your business and pay taxes scum bag or go finger paint somewhere else.
He’s been “sniffling” since the mid 90’s. FACTS!!
Wednesday! 2pm! Miss Worcester Diner! Join our naked all-nude rally with no clothes on!
Burn the diner down. Nobody that lives there frequent the diner and they probably have it over insured.
4 US Marshalls with 2 HD attorneys, serving subpoenas, cease and desist and seizing any proceeds or tangible items purchased with illegal proceeds. Freeze his bank accounts, seize his home, vehicles, shop, equipment and shit eating grin. There was no way Miss Worcester was was running her scam without help, no reputable sign maker would make that sign. They could lose everything they worked for.
Behind every sketchy operation is a bigger sketchy operation. Hope he loses everything. Bet any amount he has bigger skeletons in his closet, 7 financial audit Federal and State then check his yard with ground radar for murder victims.
Nice work TB, behind every scum bag is an even bigger scum bag.
Fucking paving gypsies. Tells volumes.
This is what tony does makes himself look like a good guy but then steals your $ while trying to act like this upstanding guy
He ripped me off 200$ and one of the dig outz I ordered was supposed to have my dad’s birthday and death date and for 2 yrs he gave me bullshit excuse he tried to tell me the post office sent it back because the box was to big for the p o box but all they do is put in a yellow slip and hold it in their HUGE WAREHOUSE lol then he tried to tell me he donated to a charity auction lol I have all the screenshots to and will gladly send them so you can laugh like I did at all his ridiculous excuses
TB this is getting carried away. Yes, Kim is 100% wrong but now so are you.
TBS just outed a business who doesn’t play by the rules. No registered business, no sales taxes.
Fuck you. I’m donating $25 to TBS in your name asshole.
This is why I read TBS.
This story is beat to death.I find Ghost Cowboys schtick
more entertaining at this point.
Was this a paid ad?
Just wondering if Turtleboy was the one who emailed the pic to HD that started all of this?
TurtleNerd, you were the kid in High School who ratted on everyone, then wondered why you got stuffed inside your own locker..
I smell burnt toast.
Artists are like hispanics. They are poor and serve no purpose in society
Can we move on? This whole “Diner v Harley Davidson” thing is getting boring.
Drone the fuck on, and on, and on!
Do you EVER grow fucking tired of listening to yourself?
Who the fuck cares? Cut it short, and give us the synopsis for Christ’s sake!
Shut up Tony! Now go back to your corn holing with Kim.