Runaway Occu-Mom Locked Up During OWS Temper Tantrum

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 at 7:25 am

Remember this nutcake who gained national fame for abandoning her family in Florida to sleep among the human debris at Zuccotti Park? Well, she fell off the radar and we figured she slithered back to her family. But no, here she is flailing out of control while being subdued by the NYPD during the big temper tantrum in Manhattan on Thursday. Or as The NY Post says, she’s dreadlocked up.

Her kids must be swelling with pride.

Here’s your mom, kids. Proud?

The hippie Florida mother of four who ditched her children and banker husband to sleep in Zuccotti Park’s squalor hit rock bottom yesterday when she was hauled off in handcuffs, her dreadlocks flying wildly in every direction, for blocking a street near the New York Stock Exchange.

Stacey Hessler, 38, was lifted off the pavement in the center of Broad Street by three cops who slapped plastic bracelets on her wrists and dragged her away kicking and screaming.

“What did I do? What did I do?” she kept shouting.

She was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after she blocked “vehicular and pedestrian traffic” and refused orders to move, cops said.

Hessler was dumped onto a bus with other ranting and bedraggled demonstrators for a short ride to One Police Plaza for booking.

The unemployed Long Island native and self-described “vegan freak” — who said she was into “unschooling” her children — had been a fixture at the protest camp since she abandoned her home in Deland and her kids, ages 7 to 17.

“I’m not planning on going home,’’ the wayward flower child had told The Post about two weeks after she joined the rabble at Zuccotti Park.

“I have no idea what the future holds, but I’m here indefinitely. Forever.”

Bizarrely, she compared her decision to leave her family to choices made by heroic members of the armed forces.

“Military people leave their families all the time,” she said.

“I’m fighting for a better world.”

She’s part of the lamest army the world has ever seen.

As apocalyptic acts of public protest go, yesterday’s Occupy Wall Street act-out was a bit of a piffle.

There was the promise to shut down Wall Street. Didn’t happen.

There was an effort to disrupt subway service. Didn’t happen.

And there were to be acts of “massive” civil disobedience at Foley Square and the Brooklyn Bridge. Didn’t happen, either.

They talk a big game but fold faster than their cheap tents.
They want the whole world to watch and now maybe they are, but they’re left mocking derisively.

No, Occupy Wall Street itself has become the issue.

Unpredictable, emotional, rash, self-centered, naive, spoiled, even lovable (to some), Occupy Wall Street has come to play a role in this city not unlike the role an emotionally explosive child plays in a caring and concerned home.

For a long time, city leaders were indulgent, hopeful that an explosion could be avoided by allowing the mood to play itself out. Like good, progressive parents, they thought their calm condescension (masked as concern) would win the day.

But when it didn’t, when the child was finally putting itself and others in danger — and when other parents were making plain their irritation at the indulgence being shown — Bloomberg and his people finally had to show some tough love.

Rules were established. No more nonsense. It was bedtime.

Good night, kiddies.

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17 Responses to “Runaway Occu-Mom Locked Up During OWS Temper Tantrum”

  1. Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder on 18/18/11 at 8:42 am

    That’s all folks… until next year.
    This was a practice run.

  2. AshleyinVA on 18/18/11 at 10:05 am

    Well-written. And unbelievable story about that woman abandoning her family. They deserve better.

  3. Wm T Sherman on 18/18/11 at 1:45 pm

    To paraphrase Eddie Murphy from The Nutty Professor:

    “Damn Stacey, I’ve heard of dreadlocks, but… sh*tlocks?”

  4. livefreeor die on 18/18/11 at 1:58 pm

    Another relevant Eddie Murphy quote:
    “May I suggest using your night stick, Officer?”

  5. Herc on 18/18/11 at 9:21 pm

    Hippie has dreadlocks.
    Another one for the why blogging is a serious occupation file.

  6. Danny on 19/19/11 at 3:52 pm

    OWS Bowel movement was nothing more than current generation kids with useless college degrees bitching about not having the jobs with specific pay they wanted; welcome to the real world children, now work your way up like your parents and grandparents had to do…

    Pathetic is what it is…..

  7. rabidfox on 19/19/11 at 3:54 pm

    How much effort does it take to make a white person’s hair go into dread locks? How do they get that matted Puli look?

  8. Viraco on 26/26/11 at 10:53 am

    Her plan never to return to her children is the best break they could have gotten in life. Let’s hope she hasn’t already caused too much trauma on her kids.