Guy Launches International Facebook Stalking Expedition to Find Girl, Then Doesn’t Contact Her

Obnoxious on virtually every level.

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Your worst cyber stalking nightmare became a reality for a young woman named Katie whose only crime was hanging out with a seemingly innocuous New Zealander when she lost the friends she was traveling with in Hong Kong last New Year’s Eve.

Reese McKee, 25, found a lost Katie crying on the sidewalk last year. “I just cheered her up. I sort of have this undeniably bad sense of humor that no one can resist laughing at,” he humblebragged to the New Zealand Herald. But then after a night of dancing, the two parted ways. Katie gave the unattached prompt, “find me.”

So one year later, after no attempt at contact, McKee started acting like the creepy dude who realizes he’s alone for the holiday and starts serially messaging every girl in his text history. Only since McKee didn’t have her number, he posted Katie’s photo (taken on his phone) and the fact that she lived in Washington D.C. on Facebook, imploring the international community to help track her down.

“This is a call to arms, for those with a romantic soul,” he wrote on the Facebook page he created, which was shared more than 8,700 times. “While the main aim of this event has been to reconnect with the now infamous ‘Katie,’ it’s also about me, finding myself and who I know I can be. I hope to find her. And along the way, find myself.”

Although McKee acknowledged that his quest “turned into a massive ‘let’s stalk every Katie in the DC area,'” it turned out to be successful. (Although Katie had deleted her social media profiles in the aftermath.)

But the worst part of this saga? Even after he found her, the IB Times reports that: 

McKee admits he hasn’t contacted “Katie” yet, saying he’s waiting for the attention to die down before he reaches out.

Talk about just liking the chase.

21 comments
annetony
annetony

I bet he hasn't reached out yet, because there are so many articles that have "stalky" headlines regarding it.

He's probably saying, "Screw it."


She asked him to find her, and didn't leave much of a clue.  I think it's reasonably innocent, and it's not like they have to get married or date at this point.  Maybe they just want to email.



Eva_fate
Eva_fate

See, because he hasn't "found himself" yet because no woman can teach a man how to be himself. 
But no man has figured that out, even a full generation after feminism took up arms and changed a lot of stuff. 
Men still think women are benchmark symbols of their status.

bravokilotwo
bravokilotwo

This will be the last of Laura's editorials that I subject myself to. So much for just telling the story... Sad, but revealing and I appreciate her admitting more about herself in this article then she does of the subject. I like to know where people stand and she reveals it plainly here. Thanks again.

OndreijSchevchenko
OndreijSchevchenko

I can only wonder what the author hopes to accomplish by calling him "creepy" - it doesn't seem to come from a place of courage.

Willx
Willx

How is it "creepy" that he tried to find her when she LITERALLY asked him to before she left?

I swear, its like wannabe internet feminists wont be happy until they take every single thing society used to find romantic, and twist it around to make all romantic men look like creeps. I guess their idea of 'romance' is being drunkenly grinded on by some date rapist at a club while listening to bad music.

MichelleKirkwood
MichelleKirkwood

Obviously the young lady forgot about him, so I don't even know why he bothered to track her down after a year---that IS being a stalker---why go to that extreme to find someone you only met once? And the author is merely reporting a story---why try to make it all about what you speculate her issues are? How stupid,ridiculous and sexist---if she were a man, none of you would even be going that route. You act as if a woman are supposed to be so grateful that some guy you only met ONE time and probably don't even remember wants to track her down? Now that IS creepy. I mean,if he was really into her, why didn't he ask for her number or e-mail? ore to the point, if she was really into him, why didn't she give him her number?

TehReeUhSeh
TehReeUhSeh

Read this and automatically thought a scorned woman must have written this.  Isn't Facebook meant to keep in touch with people you may have met and want to reconnect with? His decision to not immediately seek her out due to the attention makes it seem even less creepy/stalker-y.  Woman needs to calm down, must be bitter that no one wants to seek her out after meeting her. This story is what rom-coms are made of. 

TanmayLololAnaisPradhan
TanmayLololAnaisPradhan

I don't get it. The guy went on a wild goose chase, but he didn't harm anybody. And how can you presume "the creepy dude who realizes he’s alone for the holiday and starts serially messaging every girl in his text history. " ?

I feel that the author is projecting her own past experiences on somebody else. I think the author is: 
Pitiful. Bitter. Petty. 

bluedye33139
bluedye33139

I wonder if he cooled his jets when he discovered she was an intense evangelical.

XanderLegere
XanderLegere

@Eva_fate Sounds like something a woman would think... is the best stupid response to your incorrect opinion I could come up with in 30 seconds.

XanderLegere
XanderLegere

@Willx Sorry dude but it's kind of creepy. And to be fair to the girl saying 'come find me' to a guy does not mean the correct or even logical option is to post her picture and 

city where she lived in order to find her.


If any of you think that's romantic I suggest you get out of your parents basement and stop jerking off to internet porn... it's shattered your mind.


"Hey girl, this one time you said come find me so I posted your private information without your permission on the internet so thousands of other people could bombard you with unwanted pokes and prods."... real fricking romantic there smart guy!

epitygxanwn
epitygxanwn

@Willx I think you answered your own question pretty well: there really ARE people like those "wannabe internet feminists" who won't be happy until they have spoiled all hope of romance for the rest of us.

Willx
Willx

@MichelleKirkwood "But then after a night of dancing, the two parted ways. Katie gave the unattached prompt, “find me.”"

SHE LITERALLY TOLD HIM TO FIND HER you illiterate histrionic feminist airhead ditz

Willx
Willx

@TanmayLololAnaisPradhan Not to mention the part where she literally told him to find her. The only thing he did wrong was to wait. But youre right, just a bunch of lonely, jealous, bitter women who need to get laid calling him a stalker. Probably the same women that read Twilight.

XanderLegere
XanderLegere

@Willx @MichelleKirkwoodYou pathetically inept and poorly informed 12 year old... the words 'find me' do not mean 'engage in an internet based stalking campaign against me'... a freaking year after the fact. 


She didn't tell him to post her picture and city of residence online for the sole purpose of getting thousands of people to STALK this one girl.

Anecdatum
Anecdatum

@Willx

To be fair, there is a difference in a romantic "find me" and a "can you launch a massive campaign of hundreds, maybe thousands, of people to track me down online following a year of no contact and generating so much negative attention that I'm forced to shut down my own social media presence to get away from it?"