A few weeks ago (10/15/2012) a partial mugshot was posted of Jason Wade Taylor aka Randy Hahn by Neal Rauhauser on his blog. In this screenshot, you can see that Neal only posted part of the mugshot and until now, nobody has posted the whole thing. I’m going to post the whole thing and tell you for the first time where it came from.
Before I post it, let’s review what “Randy Hahn” told me about the mugshot — that Neal had photoshopped ‘that whole thing’. This is a lie, for reasons I’ll explain shortly but here’s a 14 second clip where Randy swears it’s not him.[podloveaudio src="http://stran-storage.s3.amazonaws.com/NealPhotoshopped.mp3"]
Here’s how I know this isn’t true: the mugshot was obtained by Heather Chase from the Houston Police Department via snail mail, after Heather and I talked about getting it. I made a few calls myself trying to track down the Jason Wade Taylor mugshot but Heather is the one who found it and ordered it. It was sent to her by mail and in the full version, you can see the date in the lower right hand corner; it’s a couple of days before Neal posted it. Here’s a giant PDF of the mugshot that was made from a scan once the mugshot arrived at Heather’s house.
As soon as Heather got it, she sent it to me. She also sent it to Karoli — and that’s how Neal got it, either directly from Karoli or via Shoq or Matt Osborne. Either way, the chain was from Houston Police to Heather to Karoli to (maybe Shoq or Osborne) to Neal. Then Neal posted the partial mugshot right away — which bothered Heather a great deal because Neal’s site is so nutty that it makes the whole thing look suspect. Heather confronted Karoli, who lied at first and then admitted she’d sent it to Shoq and Matt. I believe – but am not sure – that other people in Heather’s circle can confirm that this happened.
This shows that both Heather and I were not Randy’s pal. Heather was afraid of him and he’d threatened me, too, which is why we wanted to get the mugshot. Heather hadn’t wanted to talk about this before for fear of setting off Randy, but after he appearance last night on my podcast she and I decided to put this information out there.
The complete mugshot includes a profile view that Neal didn’t include for some reason. Not sure if Randy = Jason Wade Taylor? Here’s another photo that Randy himself sent to Heather from his earlier, heavier days. Again, the first ‘peace sign photo’ was sent to Heather directly from Randy who said it was him. And it’s obviously the same guy. Check it out…
And here for the first time, the entire mugshot. Ladies and gentlemen, meet petty criminal turned compulsive liar political podcaster stalker kook Randy Hahn.