A spokesperson for Paula Uccelli has announced that a number of threats have been made and crimes committed against the Pete's Harbor owner in recent weeks.
In a statement issued Monday, Adam Alberti condemned phony social media accounts made in Uccelli's name, allegedly for the purpose of harassing and humiliating her, and that her home has been vandalized with dog feces recently.
He said physical threats against her safety have also been made, prompting her to call for increased security from bodyguards and the Redwood City Police Department.
"It's quite disarming to see people treat a person in this way," Alberti told Patch.
Alberti said that, recently, both phony Facebook and Twitter accounts have been created in Uccelli's name and filled with images taken of her. Captions attached to the images have said "unflattering and juvenile" comments about her, aiming to defame her.
Alberti said he was astonished to find that a few seemingly reputable organizations had "friended" the page, and he is calling upon them to condemn the actions and help them identify the perpetrators involved.
"Stealing an individual’s identity without their knowledge and defaming their character and family name is not only a disgrace, but also illegal," he said.
Acts getting worse as harbor tenants' eviction date comes Tuesday
This Tuesday, Jan. 15, is the date all Pete's Harbor tenants were given for eviction.
Alberti said, the actions against Paula Uccelli have gotten worse as the eviction date has loomed closer and closer.
Several messages by groups such as Occupy Redwood City, Peninsula Direct Action and Save Pete's Harbor have been sent out, as their efforts to try and keep the eviction from taking place have steadily increased.
Some messages indicate that Paula Uccelli and her harbormaster Giorgio Garilli plan to call the San Mateo County Sheriff and have tenants physically removed if they have not vacated before the end of the day on Tuesday.
When asked if that allegation is true, Alberti said, "The property owner will pursue legal remedies to make sure the leases are adhered to and enforced," but that he could not comment on exactly what actions would be taken.
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