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Angry voice mail among man's calls to recall signers


HARTLAND (WKOW) -- A voicemail recording from the telephone number of the man who said he used television news video to contact people who signed recall petitions included profanity and angry comments.

Kevin Stoll, 46, of Hartland told 27 News Friday his calls last month were meant to discover justifications for  the recall effort and were not harassing.

A Dane County woman told 27 News she contacted authorities over a concerning, late night call she received from Stoll.

Another Dane County resident provided 27 News with a voicemail recording of a call from Stoll's telephone number to her home. She said the voicemail was Stoll's third late night call placed to her home November 25.

"This is unbelievable, you've hung up on me... this is so typical of how you people think,"  the voicemail message states.

"You won't even answer the phone and now you signed a petition where they put your name and phone number up on TV and now you're running like a (expletive) coward."

Stoll said he culled information on recall signers from seconds of video broadcast by 27 News on the same evening he placed calls. The video included recall petitions, but the video was in motion and was not highlighted.

The recall petitions in the video included telephone numbers and email addresses. Government Accountability Board spokesperson Reid Magney said such information will not be required when petitions are submitted.

"We will removing personal contact info that is not required by the GAB," Meagan Mahaffey of the recall group United Wisconsin wrote in an email. "We encourage people to provide their information so we can contact them in case there is a problem with their petition, or if they want to volunteer."

Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain said there's no available record of any contact the woman who complained about receiving a call from Stoll may have had with an officer.



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