Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Three months have now gone by and Heidi Schnitzer, David Caruso's fugitive Austrian stalker remains on the run. It would appear that Austria's inept Bundeskriminalamt has put this matter on their proverbial back burner. After the FBI initially contacted them in 2007, Austria went through the motions to maintain free flowing diplomatic channels with the U.S. They filed charges, allowed Schnitzer to escape , sought the aid of the FBI to locate her, set a trial date and ultimately allowed her to escape AGAIN. On April 16, 2008, Heidi Schnitzer [aka Gabriele Huber] failed to appear for trial on charges she stalked and threatened to murder David Caruso, Greta Caruso and Liza Marquez. She fled for the second time. For three months, the Austrians have done nothing to capture this woman and are probably glad to be rid of her! For those unaware of this story, the following is helpful background on this extremely dangerous woman who fled to Tijuana, Mexico where she remains in hiding:
Meet the face of hate. This woman, identified as Heidi Schnitzer aka Gabriele Huber, hates David Caruso. And she will go to the ends of the Internet posting slander and libel to let you know it. Been to a David Caruso fan site lately? If you have, undoubtedly you noticed an ongoing war of words between Caruso fans and one of Heidi's many pseudonyms [see list in sidebar]. Bloggers and news outlets who even mention the words "David Caruso" are inundated with Heidi's hate comments.
Heidi is responsible for countless forum disruptions and spam all in the name of her "I Hate David Caruso" campaign. Why? Several years ago, Heidi reportedly left Austria in pursuit of her prey. She followed David Caruso to a Miami restaurant and she propositioned him. When Caruso said "no thanks" [do you blame him?], this one-time love obsessed fan turned criminal stalker over night.
At the now famous moment of rejection, Heidi abandoned a young daughter, failed to show up for work and forfeited her reputation all in the name of hatred. Heidi mailed hundreds of letters to Caruso demanding an autograph. When these went unanswered, she went into a tailspin. Composing her now famous "death threat letter" shown above, Heidi vowed to seek vengeance for Caruso's alleged slight.
David Caruso, his daughter Greta and his former companion Liza Marquez all became targets of Heidi. When she first fled Austria in 2007, the FBI tracked her down in Mexico where she was captured and extradited to Austria. She continued her hate war against David Caruso via her laptop. Fast forward to April 16, 2008--the date of Heidi's trial. Again, she fled Austria to avoid prosecution. A warrant was issued for her arrest.
Heidi remains on the lam hiding out in Tijuana, Mexico. Reliable sources report that she is employed by the Adelita Bar where she also has limited Internet access. Day in and day out this unstable, deranged woman continues her hate war hoping that one day David Caruso will take notice of her. That will never happen. Hopefully, law enforcement will.
Heidi Schnitzer aka Gabriele Huber remains at large wanted for threatening to murder David Caruso. She is armed and considered to be extremely dangerous and is hiding out in Tijuana, Mexico. Do not attempt to apprehend this woman. Contact your local police, the FBI or Austria's Bundeskriminalamt at +43-(0)1-531 26-0.