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Schizophrenic cross-dresser likely hiding out in Coconut Grove
Miami Herald ^ | Nov. 14, 2008 | STEVE ROTHAUS

Posted on 11/14/2008 5:46:38 AM PST by IbJensen

A cross-dressing American who suffers from schizophrenia escaped a German mental hospital without his medications on Saturday and is believed to be in South Florida.

''He's a potential danger to the citizens of the city of Miami,'' Miami private investigator Daniel Maya said Thursday.

Robert Denney, 35, talked a hospital guardian into giving him his passport, then went online and booked a USAir flight to the United States. 'He used his parents' credit card number and he got a ticket,'' Maya said.

Denney flew Saturday night from Munich to Chicago, then to Miami. On Monday, he called his parents, Mike and Marianne Denney, of Bavaria. Mike Denney is a retired U.S. Army colonel.

''He wasn't on the phone for long,'' said Derick Rhodes of Brooklyn, Denney's friend since high school. ``He tried to mislead them and make them think he was in Denver on his way to Texas. He has a brother in Texas. They sent his brother to the airport in San Antonio. He checked with the airline and they said he was not a passenger.''

HOMELESS SERVICES

Phone records show Denney called from a land line near Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. In Germany, Denney's parents found his cellphone and checked recently dialed numbers.

''He had called Camillus House and Miami Housing Assistance Program,'' Maya said. ``He had called nine different numbers related to homeless assistance.''

No one at any of the Miami shelters has recognized Denney's picture, Maya said.

Denney is about 6 feet tall and 140 pounds. He has long dark hair usually tied in a ponytail and chain-smokes Marlboro cigarettes, Rhodes said.

Maya said Denney has recently worn a black cap that says ''craftsman'' and apparently traveled to the United States with a small duffel bag marked ''Prada.'' ''It's not an authentic Prada bag,'' Maya said. ``He wrote it on.''

Denney arrived in Miami with about $700 cash, but Rhodes believes that money is gone.

For several years, Denney, who is gay or bisexual, has preferred to dress as a woman and call himself ''Robbi,'' Rhodes said.

''He gravitates toward galleries and any clubs that are heavily cross-dressing oriented,'' he said.

Recently, Denney has been ''calling himself Robbi more and speaking in a softer, more feminine way,'' Rhodes said.

Denney, a Houston-born architect and artist who graduated from Texas A&M University, has been in and out of mental hospitals since 2000 for paranoid schizophrenia.

''He's not a violent person. He hasn't had a history of being violent. He's injured himself a few times,'' Rhodes said.

Doctors at Bezirkskliniken Schwaben hospital, where Denney has been involuntarily committed since July, describe him as ``psychotic.''

Denney has been treated at the hospital with more than a half-dozen different drugs. ''Mr. Denney, unfortunately, was not able to develop almost any understanding of his disease and the necessity of a continuous drug treatment,'' according to a medical certificate signed this week by two doctors.

NO VIOLENT HISTORY

He left the hospital without medication, said Maya, who is primarily searching Coconut Grove and downtown Miami near Bayside.

''He doesn't have a history of violence, but what I understand from his parents, he could possibly cause harm to himself or harm to others,'' Maya said. ``He was committed for a reason.''

Anyone with information about Robert Denney should call Miami police detective Jose Rojas at 305-579-6619 or private investigator Daniel Maya at 786-999-4222.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: homosexuals; transgendered
''He's a potential danger to the citizens of the city of Miami,'' Miami private investigator Daniel Maya said Thursday.

But transgendered persons aren't a danger to society. President-Elect Obomba plans to include these persons in his appointments.(No doubt on his way to DC to join new WH staff)

Homosexuality can be a beautiful thing. Just stay away from them.

1 posted on 11/14/2008 5:46:38 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

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2 posted on 11/14/2008 5:49:27 AM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: IbJensen
It puts the lotion on the skin... Photobucket
3 posted on 11/14/2008 5:50:26 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: IbJensen

That is a great headline.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 5:50:48 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: IbJensen

He picked out an excellent place to blend in....................


5 posted on 11/14/2008 5:52:29 AM PST by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: IbJensen

I think the headline pretty much says it all.


6 posted on 11/14/2008 5:56:15 AM PST by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: IbJensen
I think I saw him on Fox & Friends this morning!


7 posted on 11/14/2008 5:59:45 AM PST by alicewonders
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To: IbJensen
Denney is about 6 feet tall and 140 pounds. He has long dark hair usually tied in a ponytail and chain-smokes Marlboro cigarettes, Rhodes said.

Maya said Denney has recently worn a black cap that says ''craftsman'' and apparently traveled to the United States with a small duffel bag marked ''Prada.'' ''It's not an authentic Prada bag,'' Maya said. ``He wrote it on.''

Denney arrived in Miami with about $700 cash, but Rhodes believes that money is gone.

For several years, Denney, who is gay or bisexual, has preferred to dress as a woman and call himself ''Robbi,'' Rhodes said.

''He gravitates toward galleries and any clubs that are heavily cross-dressing oriented,'' he said.

Recently, Denney has been ''calling himself Robbi more and speaking in a softer, more feminine way,'' Rhodes said.

I resent the suggestion that I'm "hiding out".

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

8 posted on 11/14/2008 6:01:41 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: IbJensen

Dangerous? Ha! Who could possibly be more dangerous than a freaking German Psychiatrist? LOL!


9 posted on 11/14/2008 6:04:21 AM PST by Seruzawa
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To: IbJensen

He didn’t run away, he’s coming for an interview with Obama’s transistion team.


10 posted on 11/14/2008 6:05:11 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: IbJensen
A cross-dressing American who suffers from schizophrenia escaped a German mental hospital without his medications on Saturday and is believed to be in South Florida.

He just wanted to cast his vote for Obama...

11 posted on 11/14/2008 6:06:00 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama: Satan's Counterfeit Christ)
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To: cowboyway

I was about to say, they’ve described half of Coconut Grove.


12 posted on 11/14/2008 6:06:21 AM PST by Boiling Pots (Time to dump Bush/McCain "conservatism" in the trash heap of history.)
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To: IbJensen
A cross-dressing American who suffers from schizophrenia escaped a German mental hospital without his medications on Saturday

The Germans are slipping. This never would have happened 70 years ago.

13 posted on 11/14/2008 6:08:34 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: IbJensen

He’s just a little “Bezirkskliniken”, which, loosely translated, means; do not approach from behind whilst wearing a chicken suit, lest his emollients overcome his sensibilities.


14 posted on 11/14/2008 6:09:14 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired from wondering whether we wake up in the newest socialist country tomorrow.)
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To: Abathar
I thought so to. I realize the man is a very disturbed individual, but I couldn't help laughing at the headline. It sounds like a lead in for a comedy movie.
15 posted on 11/14/2008 6:45:13 AM PST by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: IbJensen

If I’m casting the movie, I want Charles Durning as the detective about to retire, Stifler (the guy with three names from American Pie) as his kooky new partner who’s dang near gonna get him killed, Paul Giamatti as the journalist who gets involved, Cheech and Chong as slacker Coconut Grove beat cops, and Paul Ruebens (Pee Wee Herman) as the creepy cross-dresser.


16 posted on 11/14/2008 6:49:23 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: pepperdog

On the serious side, exactly why is he being locked up?

They say he isn’t violent, and isn’t a danger to anyone. He isn’t suicidal. The “may harm himself” is pretty vague.

We parole cold-blooded murderers back into socity, but a cross dresser needs to be locked up?


17 posted on 11/14/2008 6:52:35 AM PST by Brookhaven (Those Guys Are Jerks)
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To: Brookhaven
Perhaps his fashion sense stinks. Seriously though I wonder too, I can only guess he is more suicidal than the article indicates. I have problems with how we treat the mentally ill in this country. The wholesale closing of institutions has put a lot of people who really need care on the streets, you see them in all the large cities. They are prey for criminals and it is a sad situation. I guess in Germany they tend to the other extreme, warehouse anyone who doesn't fit....it's a German thing?
18 posted on 11/14/2008 7:05:59 AM PST by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: IbJensen

“21st Century Schizoid (Wo)Man”?


19 posted on 11/14/2008 7:14:00 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: IbJensen

“21st Century Schizoid (Wo)Man”?


20 posted on 11/14/2008 7:14:02 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: autumnraine

“MAKE IT STOP!””!


21 posted on 11/14/2008 11:44:16 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: IbJensen

There’s a happy ending to this story:

Missing cross-dresser found unharmed in Northeast Miami, returns to Germany

BY STEVE ROTHAUS

Robert Denney, a cross-dressing American with schizophrenia who escaped a German mental hospital and flew to Miami, is headed back to Europe.

Denney was found Friday hiding out in Northeast Miami, private investigator Daniel Maya said in a late-night e-mail to The Miami Herald.

“He was unharmed and had dyed his hair dirty blond,” said Maya, who was hired by Denney’s parents who live in Bavaria. “He was very cooperative and agreed to return back to Germany with a long-time friend. At 7:30 p.m. this evening he board a plane with his friend back to Germany with no incident.”

Denney, 35, has suffered from schizophrenia since 2000. Last July, German authorities had him committed. On Nov. 9, he talked a hospital guardian into giving him his passport, then went online and booked a USAir flight to the United States.

On Monday, Denney called his parents and they traced the call to Coconut Grove.

The search for Denney, who is gay or bisexual, had a complication: For several years, he has preferred to dress as a female and called himself ‘’Robbi,’’ said Derick Rhodes of Brooklyn, a friend from high school.

When Denney was found near Northeast 80th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, he was dressed in a tank top, sweat pants and flip-flops — all black, Maya said Friday night.

“It was pretty surreal,” Maya said. “He was low key and very respectful and wanted to go home. He had that thousand-mile stare.”

Doctors at Bezirkskliniken Schwaben hospital, where Denney has been involuntarily committed , described him this week as “psychotic.’’ They were treating him with various drugs, but Denney left his medications behind when he escaped.

Denney’s case was publicized Friday on MiamiHerald.com and in The Miami Herald’s print edition. “Based on the many important tips I received, it assisted me with the finding of Robert Denney,” Maya said.

From here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2008/11/missing-cross-1.html#storylink=cpy


22 posted on 05/21/2012 10:22:48 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Seruzawa

+1


23 posted on 05/21/2012 10:26:16 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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