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Over a year ago a morbidly obese, chronically unemployed man captured the hearts and imaginations of equally morbidly obese, chronically unemployed reddit users with his tale of being down and out of luck but was ready to take charge and get his life back on track. Eric, (omitting the multiple businesses both his parents and inlaws gifted him and he proceeded to run into the ground with his ineptitude) explained he's been out of work for a while despite looking everywhere for a job. He gained so much weight since he'd been married that it was now physically impossible for he and his wife to have sex, so she left him. Eric, who touted himself as an author (he had published a book on amazon compiled of ramen noodle recipes he stole from online), was going to bike across America to lose weight, get healthy, win back the love of his estranged wife and then write a best selling book about the whole experience. The campaign went viral on reddit and wound up netting Eric over 15k in donations. He also caught the attention of professional cyclists and others in health and fitness industries who were seriously concerned this person was going to have a heart attack and die on the side of the road.

Eric began his journey with several lies, that he had quit smoking (he does to this day). That he had lost 60lbs in 3 weeks just prior to his dad driving him from their home in Indiana to dropping him off in MA to start his journey. There was no official weigh-in, and missing weigh-ins and faked weigh-ins become a theme of this drama. That he had spent months training and researching (Eric for months, despite being instructed, couldn't figure out how to shift the gears on his bike, or fix flat tires; a problem that chronically plagues him). That he went to a Dr. for a physical and was deemed physically fit for the endeavor.

When Eric (immediately) began running into problems, he was flooded excellent advice from experienced people he then promptly began blocking and calling haters. Bewildered, hurt and increasingly suspicious of Eric's motives and character, this growing group of blocked financial contributors formed a facebook group (Cognitive Dissonance on a Bike which has since been deleted by the owner in a random chimpout) that accumulated hundreds of members and eventually caused splinter groups that chronicled Eric and Angie's countless scams and lying.

Once his GFM account hit five digits, his loving wife decided to join him on the journey (who is honestly deserving of her own thread). By that time she was already seeing another man she was supposedly engaged to (oops forget to divorce Eric first). It was at this point many people following began realizing something was seriously wrong, Angie left Eric because she didn't want to be widowed a second time (her first husband, who she robbed a casino with, had passed away I think in a car accident but she also claims he had cancer), and his health was atrocious. To the surprise of everyone following the journey she waddled off the plane the size of a juvenile water buffalo, revealing herself to also be a morbidly obese, binge drinking smoker.



Here's a brief best of for Angie
-Robbed a casino with her first husband.
-Threw a fundraiser at the bar she and Eric ran (owned by her parents) for a family in their town who lost members of it in a terrible car accident. Kept all the money from the fundraiser.
-Faked having cancer, threw a fundraiser for herself and kept all the money, the cancer magically solved itself after.
-Claims to have PTSD after driving in a thunder storm
-Claims to have permanently cracked ribs
-Claims to be agoraphobic. After a panic attack induced by this phobia (aka dehydrated from binge drinking the night before) while biking, our duo ended up in the first of countless trips to the hospital. After being released they celebrated by drinking and singing karaoke at a popular local bar.
-Actually is diabetic
-Faked having spinal meningitis (lol claimed the hospital gave her seven spinal taps) to get Eric out of biking
That's not even all of it, but it's all I can remember for now.

What we do know is that Angie is a pill addict, and she seems to end up in the hospital every other week right around when withdrawals would kick in from getting enough of a fix to last several days. She has an unquenchable thirst for asspats. She has less skill than foreverkailyn in makeup but fancies herself as a MUA all the same. She reheats shit in the microwave which makes her a chef in her mind. She loses three pounds and thinks she's a god damn super model.






Eric had a very distinct pattern in his biking, he would bike five or so miles one day, bike maybe five but more than likely less the following day, then spend the rest of the week squatting in a motel and participating in food tourism in whatever town he was in. He'd squat for two weeks, sometimes months at a time in once place. He was supposed to be camping, but he did that maybe two or three times and spent all those other nights in an air conditioned hotel. Eric went to Mystic Pizza in CT, a famous shop and popular tourist attraction and claimed to only have steamed broccoli and lemon water. An evil troll called the shop asking if a filthy fat fuck in a yellow shirt had been in and what did he order? He had soda, chili cheese fries, pizza and I think something else. When caught in the lie Eric admitted he ordered those things but took one bite of his fries and pushed them aside because they just didn't taste good anymore.

He's outright bragged or has been caught in lies about eating deep fried hot dogs, entire poo poo platters, cheese and chocolate cakes, sloppy joes, white castle (lol which he claims he eats for protein in an article by the NYTimes which was a work of art :story:) - to the surprise of absolutely no one, this has lead Eric to gain and not lose weight on his journey to health and wellness.

The legion of haters and trolls that stalked their every move eventually were able to catch the attention of Dr. Phil, who had A&E on and proceeded to demolish Eric on national television:
(Dropbox link to download of full episode)
Link to full episode w/o DL


After the Dr. Phil episode Eric and Angie (who had eaten, drank, and smoked through the 15k already) scammed their parents into buying them a fucking camper with the obvious intention of just fucking driving across America, but they even failed at that. They're back in Indiana now, and have been for months. I thought the tard cum was going to dry up but they just keep producing, they chimp out over nothing and their pages are almost exclusively inhabited by trolls. They stream live videos everyday, make emotional tirades about haters and swear up and down that he will complete his journey even if it kills him.

6/8/15 GoFundMe started

6/10/15 Hitting the road i.e. his dad is driving him out to New England

6/12/15 Dad drops him off in Falmouth, Massachusetts

6/13/15 Martha’s Vineyard

6/17/15 West Tisbury, Massachusetts

6/19/15 Edgartown, Massachusetts

6/20/15 West Chop, Massachusetts

6/24/15 Falmouth, Massachusetts

6/30/15 in a hotel in Onset, Massachusetts

7/3/15 Wareham, Massachusetts

7/6/15 Marion, Massachusetts

7/6/15 Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

7/8/15 Fairhaven, Massachusetts

I'm at the motel tonight, my rims are so messed up, I'm trying to straighten them the best I can.

7/10/15 rims fixed, now in New Bedford, Massachusetts

7/10/15 front rim collapsed

7/13/15 wife (Angie) is out with him in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

7/16/15 on 177 crossing into Rhode Island from Massachusetts

7/21/15 Tiverton, Rhode Island

7/22/15 waiting on a new bike from Newport Bicycle

7/25/15 Portsmouth, Rhode Island

7/28/15 Middletown, Rhode Island

8/1/15 Angie will be back out on Tuesday (4th). Newport, Rhode Island

8/5/15 wife missed her flight on Tuesday, came out on Wednesday, Eric has a cold

8/8/15 trailer broke

8/10/15 Charlestown, Rhode Island

8/12/15 Angie had heat stroke, passed out and needed medical help

8/14/15 Angie posts that she’s Agoraphobic, needs medication to leave the house and is scared for her life. Waiting on a support car and staying put based on doctors’ orders (two doctors, one in RI and one in Indiana). In Charlestown, Rhode Island

8/14/15 Eric and Angie go do karaoke

8/16/16 waiting on a support car but claiming to be biking daily while in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

8/22/15 Stonington, Connecticut

8/23/15 waiting on his bike to be fixed



On 8/24/15 this was listed as the current plan

Ct, NY, nj, pa, oh, in, il, mo, ak, ok, Rte 66 rest of the way



In 73 days he's covered 115 miles, for a pace of 1.5 miles/day.


Eric's phone number: 765-481-8453
Address
(ty @dannyfrickenp ) : 1567 WOODSIDE DR
Danville, IN 46122


This summary just scratched the surface with these two.
- New York Times artcle
- Link to an FB doc chronicling links of all their scams
- FGAA Facebook Page.
- Eric Hites' personal facebook page.
- Road to Renewal, Angie Hites' never ending vaguebooking drama page.
- Angie Hites' personal FB page.
- GoFundMe account
- GOMI thread that is over 1k pages.
Big thank you to @dannyfrickenp who helped me retrieve links and organize info.
 
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I can only venture to guess why he kept getting flat tires...
It goes beyond flats half the time and into tacoing, when the spokes get bent out of shaped - despite being told countless times he needs a particular set of wheels that will sustain his weight. Ultimately he wants any excuse possible to not actually have to ride the bike, so he'll go on sabotaging it by any means necessary.
 

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Over a year ago a morbidly obese, chronically unemployed man captured the hearts and imaginations of equally morbidly obese, chronically unemployed reddit users with his tale of being down and out of luck but was ready to take charge and get his life back on track. Eric, (omitting the multiple business both his parents and inlaws gifted him and he preceded to run into the ground with his ineptitude) explained he's been out of work for a while despite looking everywhere for a job. He gained so much weight since he'd been married that it was now physically impossible for he and his wife to have sex, so she left him. Eric, who touted himself as an author (he had published a book on amazon compiled of ramen noodle recipes he stole from online), was going to bike across America to lose weight, get healthy, win back the love of his estranged wife and then write a best selling book about the whole experience. The campaign went viral on reddit and wound up netting Eric over 15k in donations. He also caught the attention of professional cyclists and others in health and fitness industries who were seriously concerned this person was going to have a heart attack and die on the side of the road.

Eric began his journey with several lies, that he had quit smoking (he does to this day). That he had lost 60lbs in 3 weeks just prior to his dad driving him from their home in Indiana to dropping him off in MA to start his journey. There was no official weigh-in, and missing weigh-ins and faked weigh-ins become a theme of this drama. That he had spent months training and researching (Eric for months, despite being instructed, couldn't figure out how to shift the gears on his bike, or fix flat tires; a problem that chronically plagues him). That he went to a Dr. for a physical and was deemed physically fit for the endeavor.

When Eric (immediately) began running into problems, he was flooded excellent advice from experienced people he than promptly began blocking and calling haters. Bewildered, hurt and increasingly suspicious of Eric's motives and character, this growing group of blocked financial contributors formed a facebook group (Cognitive Dissonance on a Bike which has since been deleted by the owner in a random chimpout) that accumulated hundreds of members and eventually caused splinter groups that chronicled Eric and Angie's countless scams and lying.

Once his GFM account hit five digits, his loving wife decided to join him on the journey (who is honestly deserving of her own thread). By that time she was already seeing another man she was supposedly engaged to (oops forget to divorce Eric first). It was at this point many people following began realizing something was seriously wrong, Angie left Eric because she didn't want to be widowed a second time (her first husband, who she robbed a casino with, had passed away), and his health was atrocious. To the surprise of everyone following the journey she waddled off the plane the size of a juvenile water buffalo, revealing herself to also be a morbidly obese, binge drinking smoker.



Here's a brief best of for Angie
-Robbed a casino with her first husband.
-Threw a fundraiser at the bar she and Eric ran (owned by her parents) for a family in their town who lost members of it in a terrible car accident. Kept all the money from the fundraiser.
-Faked having cancer, threw a fundraiser for herself and kept all the money, the cancer magically solved itself after.
-Claims to have PTSD after driving in a hundred storm
-Claims to have permanently cracked ribs
-Claims to be agoraphobic. After a panic attack induced by this phobia (aka dehydrated from binge drinking the night before) while biking, our duo ended up in the first of countless trips to the hospital. After being released they celebrated by drinking and singing karaoke at a popular local bar.
-Actually is diabetic
-Faked having spinal meningitis (lol claimed the hospital gave her seven spinal taps) to get Eric out of biking
That's not even all of it, but it's all I can remember for now.

What we do know is that Angie is a pill addict, and she seems to end up in the hospital every other week right around when withdrawals would get in from getting enough of a fix to last several days. She has an unquenchable thirst for asspats. She has less skill than foreverkailyn in makeup but fancies herself as a MUA all the same. She reheats shit in the microwave which makes her a chef in her mind. She loses three pounds and thinks she's a god damn super model.






Eric had a very distinct pattern in his biking, he would bike five or so miles one day, bike maybe five but more than likely less the following day, then spend the rest of the week squatting in a motel and participating in food tourism in whatever town he was in. He'd squat for two weeks, sometimes months at a time in once place. He was supposed to be camping, but he did that maybe two or three times and spent all those other nights in an air conditioned hotel. Eric went to Mystic Pizza in CT, a famous shop and popular tourist attraction and claimed to only have steamed broccoli and lemon water. An evil troll called the shop asking if a filthy fat fuck in a yellow shirt had been in and what did he order? He had soda, chili cheese fries, pizza and I think something else. When caught in the lie Eric admitted he ordered those things but took one bite of his fries and pushed them aside because they just didn't taste good anymore.

He's outright bragged or has been caught in lies about eating deep fried hot dogs, entire poo poo platters, cheese and chocolate cakes, sloppy joes, white castle (lol which he claims he eats for protein in an article by the NYTimes which was a work of art :story:) - to the surprise of absolutely no one, this has lead Eric to gain and not lose weight on his journey to health and wellness.

The legion of haters and trolls that stalked their every move eventually were able to catch the attention of Dr. Phil, who had A&E on and proceeded to demolish Eric on national television:
(Dropbox link to download of full episode)

After the Dr. Phil episode Eric and Angie (who had eaten, drank, and smoked through the 15k already) scammed their parents into buying them a fucking camper with the obvious intention of just fucking driving across America, but they even failed at that. They're back in Indiana now, and have been for months. I thought the tard cum was going to dry up but they just keep producing, they chimp out over nothing and their pages are almost exclusively inhabited by trolls. They stream live videos everyday, make emotional tirades about haters and swear up and down that he will complete his journey even if it kills him.

6/8/15 GoFundMe started

6/10/15 Hitting the road i.e. his dad is driving him out to New England

6/12/15 Dad drops him off in Falmouth, Massachusetts

6/13/15 Martha’s Vineyard

6/17/15 West Tisbury, Massachusetts

6/19/15 Edgartown, Massachusetts

6/20/15 West Chop, Massachusetts

6/24/15 Falmouth, Massachusetts

6/30/15 in a hotel in Onset, Massachusetts

7/3/15 Wareham, Massachusetts

7/6/15 Marion, Massachusetts

7/6/15 Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

7/8/15 Fairhaven, Massachusetts

I'm at the motel tonight, my rims are so messed up, I'm trying to straighten them the best I can.

7/10/15 rims fixed, now in New Bedford, Massachusetts

7/10/15 front rim collapsed

7/13/15 wife (Angie) is out with him in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

7/16/15 on 177 crossing into Rhode Island from Massachusetts

7/21/15 Tiverton, Rhode Island

7/22/15 waiting on a new bike from Newport Bicycle

7/25/15 Portsmouth, Rhode Island

7/28/15 Middletown, Rhode Island

8/1/15 Angie will be back out on Tuesday (4th). Newport, Rhode Island

8/5/15 wife missed her flight on Tuesday, came out on Wednesday, Eric has a cold

8/8/15 trailer broke

8/10/15 Charlestown, Rhode Island

8/12/15 Angie had heat stroke, passed out and needed medical help

8/14/15 Angie posts that she’s Agoraphobic, needs medication to leave the house and is scared for her life. Waiting on a support car and staying put based on doctors’ orders (two doctors, one in RI and one in Indiana). In Charlestown, Rhode Island

8/14/15 Eric and Angie go do karaoke

8/16/16 waiting on a support car but claiming to be biking daily while in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

8/22/15 Stonington, Connecticut

8/23/15 waiting on his bike to be fixed



On 8/24/15 this was listed as the current plan

Ct, NY, nj, pa, oh, in, il, mo, ak, ok, Rte 66 rest of the way



In 73 days he's covered 115 miles, for a pace of 1.5 miles/day.


Eric's phone number: 765-481-8453

This summary just scratched the surface with these two.
- New York Times artcle
- Link to an FB doc chronicling links of all their scams
- FGAA Facebook Page.
- Eric Hites' personal facebook page.
- Road to Renewal, Angie Hites' never ending vaguebooking drama page.
- Angie Hites' personal FB page.
- GoFundMe account
- GOMI thread that is over 1k pages.
Big thank you to @dannyfrickenp who helped me retrieve links and organize info.
Nice find I remember reading about this guy a while back didn't realize realize the sheer volume of cow behavior he had.
 
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It goes beyond flats half the time and into tacoing, when the spokes get bent out of shaped - despite being told countless times he needs a particular set of wheels that will sustain his weight. Ultimately he wants any excuse possible to not actually have to ride the bike, so he'll go on sabotaging it by any means necessary.
It takes quite a bit of force to taco a decent rim, so, that's kinda scary.

The five mile a day thing is pretty wow too.
 
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Yeah they're pretty atrocious, you can find them here http://www.fatguyacrossamerica.com/books/
lol they were riddled with grammatical errors and when people helpfully pointed them out, acting as free editors they snapped that plenty of classic books weren't written in proper grammar.


He likes to defend himself by saying "you need to treat yourself every once in a while!" which has translated to everyday of his life, every meal for over 40 years.
 
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There was this one time Eric decided to become a tattoo artist, check out this shit eating grin! You already know what's going to be behind the spoiler.






sometimes that reason is because you're fucking exceptional.






without a hint of irony, Angie had Eric (two pack a day smokers) tattoo a lung cancer awareness ribbon on her wrist. The ink Eric bought off ebay was shitty and it oxidized to a sickly grey color which she now says presents ALL disease awareness
 

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Seems like when Eric first started his "journey" he was also trying to play the Jesus Card for extra cash and sympathy.

The purpose of this trip, is to regain my health, life, family and secure a future when I can compete in the workforce. Things have slipped away over the years and its time to take my life back. I want to inspire other to take the steps to take back their lives and health. On the road I want to regain my connection with GOD and myself. As part of this trip I will be stopping at Churches Every Sunday to tell my story and connect with GOF and fellowship, something I have been missing in my life.
He stopped at churches every Sunday alright. Church's Fried Chicken.
 
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Seems like when Eric first started his "journey" he was also trying to play the Jesus Card for extra cash and sympathy.


He stopped at churches every Sunday alright. Church's Fried Chicken.
Yeah, they play this up constantly and mostly as an excuse to get out of biking.

Once Angie sold her plasma "for Jesus". You see a notable pastor was speaking at her church and she was swimming in her old rags after losing a massive 5lbs (aka taking a shit), she didn't want to look like a frumpy bum for god so she sold her blood and asap went to Torrid to spend the several dollars she made along with more she didn't have in the form of credit. She posted these selfies from the dressing room, marveling that she could fit into clothing two sizes smaller than before.

blissfully unaware the button on her jacket was a deep breath away from being a projectile. Anyway, she went to a smoke filled bar that night in the outfit instead, posted selfies of her and her friends getting wasted and didn't make it to church the next day.
Bonus: featured in this photo is one of her entrepreneurial endevours of gluing trash onto cell phone cases

Also, at some point while they were driving across America they decided to stop at the Duck Dynasty church where she proceeded to get baptized. She made a long, incoherent cringey blog about it I can't find atm. But they also live streamed it, Eric was bullshitting with the reality TV stars "Yeah, you know, I'm biking across America to lose weight, save my marriage." and the dude was like "Could have fooled me. You're really fat." and then Eric went on to repeat his lie about having already lost sixty pounds.
 
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I've also been following this trainwreck on GOMI. He is a perfect storm of cow. Irrational spewing of rage, poor decision making at every turn, a legion of followers who go from rabid defenders of his Royal Fatness to getting burnt out by the lies, and an almost pathological insistence that he's a golly gee gosh honest schmo just tryin' to save his blessed marriage through sweat and Jesus.
 
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Edit: not sure why they aren't playing, but I've supplied direct links if they aren't for you.

Check about a couple of aNgie's [sic] cooking shows!

In which she manically mashes a banana for eight minutes while rambling on with an air of self importance. Direct link. Back up.

Frying up some store bought meatballs in coconut oil for breakfast as she puffs away on a cigarette. When called out she REEEEE'd that it was a vape. Direct link.


How does it feel to have the abyss stare back at you?
 
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And he wants to bike ride across America? I'm sorry, I can't see that happening. Like everybody say, with his eating habits, drinking and his two to three packs of smokes a day habit, he probably have a heart attack within 15 miles. I'm sure he can pull it off, but.....nah. He can't hack it. He has better chances of winning the lottery than trying to pull that bike ride off.
 

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