Illinois mother receives death threats over hateful Facebook post she didn't write
Annie Scholz reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
ZION, IL- A mother got death threats after a hateful Facebook post -- the problem is, she didn't write it.
Holley Biffle is a proud wife and mother. She says she isn't a bigot or a child abuser, but says someone pretending to be her posted comments online that turned her world upside down.
She was shocked when a friend called after seeing her name next to a hateful Facebook post. It reads: "I caught my son walking home with the gay kid from across the street. My hand and his butt are going to be sore for the rest of the night."
"I've never posted anything like that, nor would I ever," said Holley Biffle. "There's just people out there that can do anything with your information."
Not only does Holley insist she wouldn't say that, Holley's son is three and doesn't walk anywhere without her, and nobody lives across from their home in Zion, Illinois. Holley says someone took her profile picture and made a fake page.
But the backlash has been very real. She's been inundated with threatening hate mail.
"They hope I slit my throat open, that my kids get taken away," said Biffle.
"'I'll 'f' you up,'" said one of the threats.
Holley and her husband called the police. She says they started taking it seriously when they discovered someone posted the family's home address online. They've seen cars linger in front of the house and they're afraid to go out in public. An identity stolen, along with a young family's sense of security.
"It's caused a lot of stress, a lot of fear, a lot of confusion, sadness that somebody out there would want to do that to somebody."
Holley says they've seriously considered moving as a result of this. For now, they're grateful for the support they're getting and hope the person who did this is found.