It’s incredible that we live in a world where people are still brazen enough to be terrible on camera and still believe they won’t have their identities outed and face consequences for their actions, despite social media proving them wrong time after time.
A Proud Boy who goes by the nickname “Beefy” learned this the hard way after making sexually explicit comments to writer Molly Conger when she was recording a conversation she was having with another man in his group.
Beefy kept grabbing his crotch and telling Conger that she’s “pathetic,” saying to a friend: “f—k these commie Antifa bastards” before finally heading out.
After the encounter, she posted the footage to Twitter, noting that Beefy was “quite cocksure that his true identity would never come out.”
“Unfortunately for Beefy, not only did I not take him up on his offer for a date, it took me less than 10 minutes to find his real name,” Conger wrote.
She then took Twitter readers on the journey with her, starting with a photo she found of someone who uses the name “Beefy” in a Proud Boys chat group.
That photo and name also matched a user by the name of “PatrioticVengeance” on Parler — before the whole site disappeared.
Any good internet sleuth can see where this is all heading next. Conger searched “patrioticvengeance” and pulled up another instance in which Beefy used that nickname — only this time, he actually mentioned his real name as well.
Unfortunately for Beefy, he’s clearly awful at covering his tracks — he also started handing out Proud Boys recruitment stickers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with [email protected] on the back.
From there, Conger was able to locate his LinkedIn and his real Facebook page, comparing the photos and other information she gathered about him as “Beefy” the Proud Boy.
People were impressed with the quick detective work, and significantly less impressed with everything Beefy was putting out there.
Better luck next time, Beefy!