We don’t know much about David Compan. He’s a man in his 20′s-30′s, light brown complexion, gold earring in his left ear, he’s married to a woman named Pritame Bal, and speaks in a groovy accent similar to the French taunters in Monty Python’s Holy Grail. Like the Frenchmen in the movie, Mr Compan also enjoys taunting Englishmen- only, at a London (UK) hospital, not the wall of a castle, and no sheep or cows were thrown from a catapult.
Yes, it’s time for the latest instalment of this site’s series on the victims of Canadian con-artist extraordinare Kevin Annett. After being thrown off of every Canadian Indian reserve he’s stepped foot on, Annett has now started preying on a new set of victims- the mentally ill. And he has a new sidekick helping him spread his fraudulent stories- none other than Hollywood superstar Roseanne Barr!
If you’re not up-to-date on the Kevin Annett story, here’s a quick introduction. Annett is a defrocked United Church minister (the only one ever) who has been appropriating the stories and cause of survivors of Canada’s Indian residential schools; going as far as actually faking the discovery of a mass grave of native children. In his spare time Annett has setup his own “common-law court” where he’s declared Canada dissolved and created arrest warrants for a number of people including the Pope, Stephen Harper, Queen Elizabeth and the head of the RCMP.
Annett uses his skills as a con-artist to convince people to ‘deliver’ his fake court’s arrest warrants to various churches and government offices. Invariably, this turns out to be a three-ring circus. But worse than that, Annett’s dupes often find themselves in serious trouble.
In a tragic case a few months ago a couple from Kitchener, Ontario named Steve Finney and Amy Smart got caught in Annett’s web. Finney ended up getting arrested, their child ended up in the care of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS), and they were convinced to do stupid stuff like deliver warrants to CAS and refusing to cooperate with the courts. Roseanne Barr has posted Annett’s factually inaccurate story on her website- including the name and picture of a little girl under CAS’s care (which is not only criminal in Canada, but it’s immoral towards the well-being of the child.)
David Compan tried the same thing this past week. Only, his madness didn’t happen in a court or CAS office, but in the Accidents & Emergencies wing of London’s Charing Cross Hospital. It didn’t take very long for the people at the hospital to realize he may have mental health issues, so (after an amusing then tragic chase scene) they involuntarily held him in the hospital overnight. The next day after he got out, Compan made the most bizarre phone call from home- asking the hospital to confirm that he’s been discharged.
Compan’s freedom didn’t last very long though. He went out for a walk last night to get some cigarettes, and was greeted by the police when he got home. They came to bring him back into the hospital, they found marijuana in the house while they were there (Compan’s wife was taken to the police station after).
So now Compan is locked up at the Park Royal Mental Health Centre in North West London. Reports indicate that he’s going to be held for observation for the next month, and may possibly end up staying longer if he’s diagnosed with an illness. Watching the video of Compan’s behaviour, this is probably for the best.
It didn’t take long for Kevin Annett to start capitalizing off of Compan’s misfortune. He put out an announcement this evening claiming that Compan was arrested for “Thought Crime“. Roseanne Barr took Annett’s announcement and tweeted it out to her 228,240 followers.
We can’t be sure that Barr is reading the crap Annett’s been putting out. That said, she’s been regularly posting his announcements on her website- someone connected to her has seen it. It’s bizarre, and if it wasn’t for the fact that people’s lives are being destroyed by this crap, it would be mildly amusing to watch Barr participating in these antics.
But people are being hurt, a child has been hurt, and more are sure to come. So, it’s not at all cute that Roseanne is promoting Annett- the reality is that she’s participating in the abuse by helping to promote Annett’s fraud to a much wider audience. It’s a shame Compan’s doctors don’t have the power to commit people in the US, Roseanne may just have a problem herself…
Here’s the video of Compan being taken into custody. Your Humble Narrator had to hold back some tears at the end- it was sad to see Compan in such a desperate and confused state. Kevin Annett is an incredibly sick man: