Local Woman Says She’s Fighting Back Against Stalker by Posting Flyers With His Image All Over Town
Sunshine Tresidder is a midwife, a belly dancer and a DJ for KMUD. She’s filing a restraining order against one of her fans. She calls him a stalker. And, she said, he has been stalking other women in the community.
Bill Telnes, the man she accuses of stalking her relentlessly, is reportedly homeless and has volunteered frequently for non-profits including KMUD, the Mateel, Briceland Fire Department and the Healy Senior Center. He also has been arrested for violating an earlier restraining order against another Southern Humboldt woman. (To protect her privacy, we won’t release her name.)
For the last few days, Tresidder has been distributing flyers with Telnes’ photo and information about him. She says she has to do this to protect herself and other women in the community. “[A]lot of other women are [too] afraid to say anything- but not me,” she wrote to us. She said, she wants “this to stop now…he is dangerous and has not moral boundaries and does not give a shit about the law.”
Telnes, she said, has been stalking her for some time. One recent night, texts came from his phone to her phone ten times between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. each signed Pr1nc3.
“I’m a midwife,” Tresidder said. “I have to have my phone number out there…I sleep with my phone.”
When Tresidder’s son later texted Telnes, warning him to stop bothering her, Telnes denied he had written the texts. He texted back claiming, “Someone stole my phone but i think i got it back.” This was immediately followed by another text, “He only hunts what wants to be hunted.” The text was again signed, Pr1nc3.
She said that she had to fight back against her alleged stalker somehow. “[I] am a midwife,” she said, “[I] often find myself driving thru town at all hours of the day and night…[I] can’t stop my life.
Tresidder seems confident that she will ultimately prevail. She wrote that she “will make him stop stalking me….but who is next after me?????”