Holy political favors, Batman! That’s the allegation against San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos for sending a four-man investigative team across the country last week to raid the garage that builds Batmobiles. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Sam Anagnostou is a real estate agent who lives in Atherton, Calif., and has commissioned a $210,000 Batmobile replica. Fiberglass Freaks manufacturer owner Mark Racop, who is also a Christian pastor, has nine Batmobiles in production. He claims that Anagnostou was on the front line, but he missed a payment of $20,000, and that Anagnostou disappeared for more than eight months, almost nine months.
Anagnostou filed a complaint with Atherton police, but in September 2021 the San Mateo County prosecutor declined to press charges at this time, according to a letter to the Batmobile builder.
Anagnostou also filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court, alleging breach of contract and fraud, but last March a judge dismissed the case, saying Indiana was the proper venue.
Anagnostou asked his Facebook friend, Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, to intervene. He sent a lieutenant, a sergeant and two deputies to Indiana, where they attacked Fiberglass Freaks last week, July 19, 2022.
San Mateo County Sheriff’s investigators only took two files of documents, according to the search warrant report. Racop says they read him his Miranda Rights, took him to the local jail for an hour, but then let him go. Racop only later discovered that they had obtained a warrant for his Gmail account, contacts and photos; that they froze his bank account; and charged him in California with two crimes – Obtaining Money by False Pretenses and Embezzlement of Construction Funds.
The trial continues.
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