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‘Murderous rampage’: Gov’t lab worker threatens reporters

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THE LAB AND THE LADY: The NREL lab, left, and lab employee Kerrilee Ann Crosby.

Links to other articles in this series are included below. — Editors

By Tori Richards | Colorado Watchdog

GOLDEN, COLO. – A woman angered by a Watchdog investigation into the government lab where she works retaliated by threatening mass murder against this news organization in several  Twitter posts.

“Have you ever felt like going on a murderous rampage? Start at @WatchdogCO ‘s offices. They perpetuate lies like this,”  Kerrilee Ann Crosby tweeted last month while working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

“You guys are f***ing retarded. You are the Fox News of blogs. At first I thought I was reading The Onion, but no not the case,” Crosby continued.

Kerrilee Crosby tweet

Crosby, 34, was responding to a Watchdog story detailing massive spending at the secret government lab, a Jimmy Carter initiative to push green energy. NREL and the two companies that manage its activities have received more than $1 billion from taxpayers since 2010 alone. Top executives at the lab earn well into six figures. NREL’s top manager, Dan Arvizu, makes close to $1 million per year. His two top lieutenants rake in more than$500,000 each and nine others make more than $350,000 a year.

Crosby started working at NREL two years ago and now has a job in the technology department where she is a faculty member. NREL refused to elaborate on her position.

Through its own Twitter account, Watchdog Colorado responded to Crosby’s tweets over several days during the final week of November. At one point we wrote, “Wondering why you, someone from the state of Columbine/Aurora, is advocating mass murder.”

Crosby responded: “Because you deserve to die.” Watchdog reiterated the Columbine/Aurora issue and Crosby added:  “I DO! Especially since you are next door! I can’t remember where I left my gun, though. Found it!”

Kerrilee Crosby tweet

Another tweet soon followed: “GUNS FOR SALE! @WatchdogCO.”

Crosby identified herself only by the handle “crosbolicious.” Watchdog was able to identify her and tracked her to NREL.

“The person who wrote the tweets in question is employed at NREL in a non-supervisory staff position,” NREL spokesperson George Douglas acknowledged in an email to Watchdog.org. “Her opinions do not represent those of the Laboratory. She has been found in violation of NREL’s policy on social networking and appropriate action is being taken.”

Douglas refused to make public NREL’s social networking policy, saying employees technically work for a nonprofit management organization, and the management company doesn’t share personnel information or policies. In fact, NREL is funded by the Department of Energy and manages government contracts. Employee emails end with the government designation, “.gov.”

A spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department where NREL is located and where Crosby lives said the agency takes violent threats seriously and investigates them when reported.

“If it was predictable it would be preventable,” Officer Mark Techmeyer told Watchdog, saying that no one can predict what a killer looks like. He referred to the Columbine massacre and the Aurora theater shooting. “You have to look at all the facts pertaining to the case. What is being said on Twitter? Is it simple harassment or should it be taken more seriously?”

Crosby’s Linkedin profile had the header: “I take my day job seriously.”  But her Twitter feed is filled with dozens of tweets per day that appear during the business hours. They detail graphic sex, love of alcohol, and the Denver music scene, and bemoan her lackluster dating life.

Kerri Crosby Linkedin profile

“i’m gonna be the tree at my office Christmas party tonight. Get it? Cause I’ll be so lit up. Get it?” Crosby tweeted recently. And: “Barfing out passenger window, going down 6th at 30 mph in merging traffic and no one honked at me.”

Despite her Linkedin declaration that she is a good employee, she posted this about her job at NREL: “In our weekly meetings I play this lil game called How Much Can I Fart In This Leather Chair And Get Away W/ It. Works best with a hangover.”

Crosby did not respond to requests for an interview and has since deleted her Linkedin profile and set her Twitter page to private.

Tori Richards can be reached at [email protected].

Other articles in this series:

Secret energy lab spawns million-dollar government employee (Nov. 24, 2012)

Murderous rampage’: Gov’t lab worker threatens reporters  (Dec. 12, 2012)

‘We’re not federal employees,’ says federal spokesperson for secret Colorado lab  (Dec. 13, 2012)

SPECIAL: Watchdog’s 25 scariest people, version 2012  (Dec. 24, 2012)

Murderous rampage worker eyed by cops, off job  (Dec. 21, 2012)

Worker exploits lax DOE policy to send threats  (Feb. 11, 2013)


Tori formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

  • Typical Liberal trash.

  • This woman is an obvious mental case and should be fired immediately.

  • PS She’d look much better in Sarah Palin glasses.

  • If you forget about what the woman is saying

    ,, pay attention to the money.. Go back up and read the money part.. Look this is a left-hand.. But the right-hand is going in your pocket taking your money… Left-hand still talking.. Go read the money part again.. This is taxpayer dollars… And as you can see nobody is doing nothing.. We do not have to pay government people to do green jobs.. BP was on history Channel.. And there was an article on the Internet.. Where the guy talk on BP how many trillions of dollars they spent on green energy over 20 too 30 years ago.. They could shut this place down tomorrow.. And it wouldn’t hurt one thing.. This is how much money Obama and all our presidents are wasting.. On so-called green energy.. Believe me if BP could make money they wanted done it a long time ago… That times are not ready for it yet…. God Linda made all the oil and coal if he knew we didn’t need.. I think it’s funny. The Bible says the earth opened in the rains came down in the water spewed up from the ground… And when the Son of Man comes fire will come out of the ground from the sky.. With all the gas and oil we have an coal. This Earth auto burn good.. Are you ready go to heaven or going to hell.. Acts two; 38.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    This woman has ‘crazy eyes’. I would definitely keep my distance…bad things will happen. Only bad things.

  • Macker

    Her pic looks like she’s taking something up her ass!

  • cjg

    Perfect drunk man’s date.

  • I can certainly understand her “lackluster dating life”.

  • ModdKenwood

    perhaps Obama will invite her to be his special guest to sit next to Michelle in the gallery at his first SOTU address to the country he’s hellbent on destroying…

  • Liberal chicks are whacked in the skull and dead fish in the sack.

  • I can’t, she’s cute as hell. I would totally D.E.N.N.I.S. the crap out of her.

  • Wow. What a disgusting reprobate Kerri Crosby of government agency taxpayer funded NREL is. Nasty woman. I wonder how she manages even getting around the office being a human pin-cushion with that mattress tied to her back and all.

    I bet she’s the life of the company party — in the office supply room. I also bet she sniffs the dry erase markers too.

    LmaO at how totally f***ed in the head she is. bwahahahahahaaa

  • SunnyJS

    Can’t imagine why she’s having trouble dating, can you? Just lovely.

  • Boris_Badenoff

    She distinctly made a threat of Murder, very plainly… Why is she not in custody?

    How is she able to keep her job?

    These are legit questions….

  • she’s probably just realized that what happens on the internet stays on the internet. There eis no way to scrub it completely

  • I read an article about the author of this article. She’s batshit crazy.

  • KenPrescott

    Interesting that her email doesn’t indicate that she is a contractor. This gets important because contractors are supposed to be identified as such in all correspondence.

  • Boris_Badenoff

    Probably has lots of first dates, Lotta guys probably score right off the bat then she wonders why they never call back, except when they are drunk..

    She is what they would call One Hot Mess..

  • ArmedPatriotsDOTcom

    Let me guess…this woman is a left winger…..they always are….most violent talk Ive seen….