Though he delivered his statement to a voicemail inbox, rather than in a person-to-person interview, we were elated to finally have something on record about that night.
After the message, we published Popoff's unambiguous denial of the Slidebar's ties to a pre-killing phone call to police as well as his refusal to allow us to ask a single question about his statement.
But yesterday we obtained a screenshot of Popoff's Facebook page, where he made two assertions that are flatly contradicted by his voicemail message: that he hasn't avoided our calls and that we'd committed journalistic malpractice by "twisting [his] words."
He also boldly--oddly?--encouraged me to masturbate rather than try to trying to ask him questions.
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Why is Popoff apparently unable to stick to one, consistent story about a pre-Thomas killing phone call from Slidebar?
(R. Scott Moxley contributed to this report.)