Local Bar Manager Gets Really Angry Over One-Star Review, Allegedly Contacts Reviewer With Threatening Language

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Chuck Rogers, manager of something called "Fastbacks" in Brook Park, sent a series of rambling, threatening messages to a woman named Emma who apparently left a one-star review of the place on Facebook. This is never a good idea — the seeking out of a reviewer, not the review itself, of course. 

What is Fastbacks? According to Rogers' own Yelp review of the place, they serve "Great BBQ and Full menu of food items." 

But more to the point: Rogers allegedly hurled a bunch of insults and threats to Emma, as you can see in screengrabs she provided. She left a one-star review of Fastbacks with no text or additional comment about a month ago, and Rogers chose this week to flip out on her. "now fuck you bitch.. you should've left us alone ya cunt.. we are gonna fuck up your whole life..," (sic) for example.

The string of insults and threats is rather intense, including multiple instances where this guy calls Emma a "cunt" and a "bitch." His grammar is, of course, pretty nightmarish. 

The threats involve Rogers saying it's "open season" on Emma and her business and offering a "free drink" to anyone who "fucks with em." (sic)

We called the restaurant multiple times this morning seeking Rogers or the owner (the restaurant opens at 11 a.m.), though no one answered. 

After all that malarkey, however, things escalated. Emma sent us a photo of newly broken windows on her Detroit-Shoreway storefront this morning.

Three rocks lay surrounded by glass in her music/clothing/misc. store, with two major holes sweeping in the Detroit Avenue wind. From a law enforcement angle, it's difficult to say who did that — but Emma did receive a message this morning:

Here are the aforementioned screenshots of the one-sided conversation:

All morning, Fastbacks has been inundated with fresh one-star reviews. Here is Emma's original one-star review — the spark that ignited what Rogers has since called a "war" — 

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Eric Sandy

Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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