Erich Stelzer, Meagan Tarpley

A Massachusetts YouTube star who was arrested while stabbing his Tinder date died in police custody on Friday. According to NBC News, Erich Stelzer, 25, died in an ambulance en route to a hospital after he was tased by multiple officers.

Stelzer, a 6-8, 300 lb. bodybuilder, posted weightlifting and dieting advice on YouTube and Instagram.com.

Cohasset police responded to a domestic disturbance call at Stelzer's residence on Thursday night. When police entered the house on Church Street, they saw Stelzer actively stabbing Meagan Tarpley with "weapons including a knife."

Police hit Stelzer with stun guns "in an effort to rescue the victim and disarm Stelzer," according to a statement from the local DA's office.

Peggie Krippendorf, a spokeswoman for the Norfolk District Attorney's Office, said, "The female victim was able to escape from Stelzer and was taken to a local area hospital for treatment."

Krippendorf said EMT's "immediately" began to provide medical treatment to Stelzer when he became unresponsive in the ambulance and was pronounced dead at the local hospital.

Police say Tarpley, a 24-year-old veterinary technician, suffered multiple stab wounds, a broken hand, and an eye injury during the attack. She was stabbed and beaten about the head and face.

Stelzer's family said he met Tarpley on the Tinder dating app. Her mother, Susan Tarpley, told NBC Boston she didn't know how long they dated.

His father, Harry, said Stelzer suffered from mental illness, including delusions and paranoia, and they were trying to have him committed to a mental health facility when the attack occurred.

An attorney told NBC Boston that Stelzer suffered from "delusions and extreme paranoia" and had been in the care of mental health professionals for about a month.

Harry mourned his son on Facebook.com on Friday night. "I received some real bad news last night. My youngest child Erich Stelzer died last night. There was a violent confrontation at his house last nite. Police came and tased him 4 times. 4 times," he wrote.

An investigation into Stelzer's death is ongoing.

  • Judi Jupiter

    Wow...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good riddance ... nothing to see here ..... fugga dead and gone burning ..... Next Case !!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • LYRICS

    Roid rage maybe? He was "actively stabbing" a women, yet the father focuses on "4 times". Buddy, your son was the issue ?

  • Dowoop

    So his dad really gonna act like he's innocent??

  • Slim Goodie

    Sad but I wouldn't be surprised if the dad was "actively" looking for payout. What a weirdo.

  • Dowoop

    And said violent confrontation as if his son wasn't trying to kill someone.

  • TriniHarlem

    Ok I see we still on some mayo people fck shit. Try me not. See y'all later.

  • Sid

    I hate to say it but if he was a little tanner. He would have been shot on the spot. 4 times when your son is trying to kill someone. The daddy has to be a nutcase too

  • Sid

    Lmao ahaha

  • Yoni7

    His father, Harry, said Stelzer suffered from mental illness, including delusions and paranoia, and they were trying to have him committed to a mental health facility when the attack occurred.

    An attorney told NBC Boston that Stelzer suffered from "delusions and extreme paranoia" and had been in the care of mental health professionals for about a month.
    _____________

    THERE IT IS, FOLKS! Isn't this becoming too much. Why are THEY always so mentally ill? Why doesn't anyone call these police "mentally ill" when they kill black folks? Why is this always the "bail out" for them even in death. WHY was he tased '4 times. 4 times' and not shot dead on arrival? This guy was a menace. PERIOD!

  • FukkFolks2019

    Harry mourned his son on Facebook.com on Friday night. "I received some real bad news last night. My youngest child Erich Stelzer died last night. There was a violent confrontation at his house last nite. Police came and tased him 4 times. 4 times," he wrote.
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Dear Harry:

    Fukk you and your son bruh.

    May he rot his crazy ass in hell.

    "4 times. 4 times"

    Your sister in Christ,

    Kdub.

  • Yoni7

    May he rot his crazy ass in hell.

    "4 times. 4 times"

    _____________

    BRANG YO ASS ON! You was sposed to be changed at 11:59:59 on December 31, 2018! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Yoni7

    LOL @ all these comments, basically saying "Fukk yo son being tased 4 times. 4 times."

  • TriniHarlem

    I don't even gaf about these people to put that much energy into these questions. Not my problem.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. Look for a lawsuit from the dad in 3,2,1...

  • Yoni7

    I know/understand. But wanted to ask. The $hit is ridiculous.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The fact that he was taken alive proves that he had the complexion for the protection.

  • Ni Ni

    Right, a black man would've had 21 bullet holes in him. A taser wouldn't have even been a thought.

  • TriniHarlem

    Energy sis remember ?

  • Yoni7

    Got it!

  • tintin

    I don't know how people mess with that tinder app.

    my coworker is constantly going on dates through that thing. I tell her to be careful.

  • Victorious82

    I wonder if she had stabbed the woman more than 4 times. 4 times.

  • Cx Mu

    Dude was 300+ lbs, lifted weights on YouTube for a living, and was beating and stabbing some poor girl up.

    Of course he's gonna get tased 4 times, and that's cops being NICE

  • FukkFolks2019

    I am changed! Okay thats a lie. God not through with me yet tho.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    And the fact that he got tazed. We've seen nigros get shot by police selling loose cigarettes... with their hands up... at traffic stops unarmed....with their backs turned... you name it.
    Shot. And this guy is actively trying to kill somebody and he gets TAZED? wow.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Your son was tazed 4 times because he could have killed someone else!
    I hope he got all the details about he son. He clearly wasnt innocent

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    White people are always mentally ill while black people are just violent because of rap music or something.

  • LYRICS

    Right!! Like they responded to a break in/robbery gone bad OR he was the "victim" FOH?

  • Yoni7

    FUKK HIS SON BEING TASED 4 TIMES. 4 TIMES!

  • Yoni7

    #workinprogress

  • Rainbowbelow

    If I was that girl, I would be yelling at the police to blow his head off and stop tazing him.

  • Kayke

    He writes “4 times” twice as if it’s some kind of injustice.... when in actuality, he should’ve been shot, being found actively trying to stab someone to death and all.
    It’s sad when lives are lost but in this case the universe took this psycho so the justice system wouldn’t fail us again.

  • Yoni7

    As they are all in need of help because that have a disease that causes them to smoke heroin. While black people are just crackheads.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    A nigro probably would have gotten shot in the head 4 times.

  • Yardgirl

    THIS!!!^^^ Last week a saltine had a gun in a police stand off and they bean bagged him. FOH with their saltine tears!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    ...it's a reeeally good thing His mercies renew daily...

  • Cx Mu

    It's not necessarily a racial thing. He was still attacking the girl, so there might not have been a clean shot.

    There's plenty of real racial conflict to get upset about, seems kinda silly to inject it everywhere.

  • Renee26

    The father's statement is as if his son was a victim. Fugg him, he got what was coming to him. Prayers for the girl who he attacked, may she find peace and comfort in healing

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Sounds like a steroid rage.
    He probably d1ed coz his body was in chemical madness.

  • Cx Mu

    Uh ok

  • Renee26

    I tried online dating, met some weirdos and a couple of good guys. There's rules to it though... Safety first. I wish I hadn't turned my friend onto it though because she doesn't use safety practices and be inviting strangers into her home with her kids SMH

  • Yoni7

    so there might not have been a clean shot.
    _______________
    WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DID YOU COME FROM? CLEARLY, YOU are missing the point. Why do they always seem to find a clear shot any other time when BLACK people are unarmed doing absolutely nothing?

  • Yoni7

    I just cringed at the thought/sight.

  • TriniHarlem

    Chile...trust idc

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That female Dallas officer made out her mark in a dark apartment!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's so aggravating. And some of these people actually questioned why a Black Lives Matter movement was even necessary. Stuff like this just shows you that police dont value all lives equally. Let that be a black man stabbing a white woman and he would have been dead 2.5 seconds.

  • Yoni7

    As did the one officer that shot the man who was "reaching into his truck" with his hands in the air and the windows rolled up.....and unarmed.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    My friend slept with a stranger. When she told me I was almost scared to d3ath!

  • RespectSelf

    This is tough for all parties involved. I'm glad that she's ok smh. But mental illness is real! folks really be losing it out here smh. And while he did what he did... My hear still goes out to his family. smh

  • Kayke

    Delusions and Paranoia are side effects of Anabolic steroids..... he’s not “mentally ill” he was doped and roid raging. I bet this is the reason they didn’t commit him like they could have... it wouldve ruined his IG money when his fitness fan base found out he is on performance drugs and not solely pumping iron.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's dangerous for dudes too. They can easily get set up. I remember a case where a guy met a woman online and she invited him to come over that night. Robbers jumped him when he showed up at the door and he got shot dead. Sad.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    If you're Black there is no 3 second delay on those triggers.

  • Yoni7

    Tamir Rice. The car hadn't even come to a complete stop before he was shot dead.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh yeah I missed the tazed part.
    Yeah they went as easy on old boy as they could.

  • Renee26

    The dating game has changed...this is the age of technology

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Remember Walter Scott was sh0t d3ad in the back running away? Then the cop planted a gun on him!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "4 times"? He must not know about the "41 shots" that Amadou Diallo had to deal with from those NYC cops when he was just reaching for his wallet.
    RIP

  • Yoni7

    I remember all of'em, sis! ALL OF'EM!

  • Yoni7

    Right, where a text can get you up outta yo bed and across town without even hearing their voice. Before a sincere phn call and good conversation will.

  • Kayke

    If he were black they would’ve shot him with no regard for the victim. If they shot the victim and the black perp survived, they would’ve charged him for the death... if the black perp died also, they would’ve said he killed the victim prior to them shooting him. It seems to be more important to kill the perpetrator than to save victims when the assailant is black..... Police shot Philandro in the car where his woman and child also sat and he wasn’t committing a crime... but I guess they had a “clean shot” and a guarantee bullets wouldn’t ricochet in that metal box.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yuck. You got people laying up with folks they just met 2 hours ago. Probably why STDs are at record high levels now.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Remember the Black lesbian who pretended to be a male on Tinder? She robbed and killed a lawyer in his hotel room in the D.C. area. The lawyer told his wife he was on his way home and he needed to make one stop.

  • Renee26

    True.... But I'm speaking on the dating aspect not the hooking up. There's rules to online dating. Just like meeting someone in person, you are selective and see where it goes.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so they caught him in the act and STILL didn't GUN him down... he was tased four times...

    *waits for the lawsuit* https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "shot on the spot"
    ________________
    the end.

  • Renee26

    Oh yeah it happens...just like meeting chicks at the club and trying to go home with them

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    well, if it HAD to be explained, you just did it. thank you!
    FOH trolls!

  • Renee26

    Chile I got tired of trying to talk sense into my friend. I was beginning to sound like her momma or something. I decided if random sex is worth her taking that risk then it's her business. She's been warned. I'll pray over her and the babies and keep it moving.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    um, not with that "2019" firmly affixed to her handle, LMAO!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Yoni7

    She did THAT before the crack of dawn NYE. LOL

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    INTO HER HOME?????
    (Father, bless those babies (and their nutty mama)), smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm praying with you girl....

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    So glad I missed that whole going on the internet to find love/companionship. That ish crazy to me?????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    is THAT what happened? i remember the story being on the local news, and they had the woman on camera inside the hotel walking around. i never knew what came of that case.... wow.

  • Parent

    I have and will never date someone I met online.. Well except this one time... lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    heartbreaking, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    entitlement at its finest

  • Parent

    She is crazy..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    she said what she said, ROFL!!!!!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    White people especially white males are always the victims.
    It's their default.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You can tell the difference between someone who's juicing and someone who's natural.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, I remember that. The dude was living a double life. I felt so bad for his wife. The killer got sentenced to 24 years. Just a sad situation all around.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You had to bring up a gay person bad story, didn't you?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    We must not ever forget... or let others forget. The price they paid for just being Black was too high.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Sad. It's hard when people don't value their own life.

  • dblogged

    You forgot to mention that he was heard screaming that he was god and he was stabbing her because he thought she was a demon

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he would have been safer trolling dupont circle, smh

  • DeJeri

    Roid Rage....

  • Sushi

    All of that, I have dated 2 that where, and a few that were not, it is a big difference. ..

  • Queen B

    In all fairness its his child despite of the unfortunate situation his love and compassion doesn't go away bc of what his child did

  • Renee26

    That may be true... But he's no victim and at some point parents should not be in denial about the true character of their child. Read to me like daddy is in denial about his son's actions that led up to him being tased.

  • Renee26

    Or their kids

  • Renee26

    Yes...as if requiring them to meet at a safe place for a date or hotels don't exist for hooking up.

    Invited a married barber over (cause he needed a friend) and he tried to screw her in the living room while her kids were running around in the next room. I told her he could've easily overpowered her, took what he wanted and hurt her kids and ain't nothing nobody could do cause we don't even know his name... Bih still didn't listen ?

  • Li-Wright

    I betcha....it will come out that this isn't his first attack. That he's probably dated other women and gotten violent and they didn't talk.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I’ve never used it, but use POF...
    I don’t know when it became normal to go to folks homes as a meet& greet
    This is the first left turn this girl took ?????

  • Arama

    Oh well, I guess his white privilege didn’t work for him this time.

  • Ms. Jackson

    Right! Had he been black and caught in the act of stabbing someone, he would have been shot instantly!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    He made clear yesterday he has “a high priced lawyer”
    ?????

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I cannot begin to muster up an ounce of sympathy for either of them.

  • noluvlost

    I have to side with you on this on. This ain't the first time he probably attacked a woman. Then noticed again he was tased and not shot...

  • noluvlost

    This is true. Or a picture of what they really look like, a background of how they really live none of that. People just looking for a quick fix

  • Yoni7

    I have to verbally feel your vibe. Because if you text and you have one wrong comma outta place......automatic grounds for dismissal. I can't take the slave on text type of texting.

  • noluvlost

    Never thought of it like that. Good job

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I Can't!!!

  • Laurel

    "Harry mourned his son on Facebook.com on Friday night. "I received some real bad news last night. My youngest child Erich Stelzer died last night. There was a violent confrontation at his house last nite. Police came and tased him 4 times. 4 times," he wrote."

    Not... He received real bad news that his son was stabbing another person and HAD TO BE tased 4 times to RESCUE HIS VICTIM.

  • Blak

    Youtube "star" with 400 subscribers?

  • ShWa

    Got what was coming to him....

  • noluvlost

    I thought I was tripping. We can't even type how we want to anymore...Smdh

  • Silknsatin

    At least they didn't shoot him 4 times. 4 times....ijs

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Renee26

    Chile...

  • Queen B

    Naw im not saying he's a victim at all! But what I am saying is that we can't expect for his father to speak words or have a tone of rage/hate for his son. This is very disheartening but we still have to understand that his father is going to still show love and compassion for his child regardless....as a mother I know I would and if u are a parent I would pray u would too.

  • Sunshine ///

    He's more upset his crazy arse son was tased '4 times.... 4 times', than him being caught actively stabbing a woman. I feel no sympathy for that coo coo for coco puffs dude!

  • Sunshine ///

    ikr! This man is trying to garner empathy like his son is a victim.

  • Allihave2say

    Let me understand this social experience clearly.
    Police walk up on a white man repeatedly stabbing his girlfriend,
    presumably violently, since violence is the essence of all stabbings.
    Seeing him in the commission of a homicide they tased the white man
    instead of shooting him? Therefore he had a chance to live?
    He was found actively using a weapon, that was in his hand, and they
    tased him but not shot him?
    Really?

  • Allihave2say

    Narcissists and sociopaths are going to do what they do.

  • Allihave2say

    Almost, almost did.
    Well it worked so God snuffed him on out.

  • Allihave2say

    Really? Please post a link.

  • Sid

    They shot hit four times with a taser. There was a very clear shot

  • Dahl

    Somewhat, which is why he was tased and not shot...

  • MJ

    ? If he was stabbing her he had to be standing very close to her. If he was standing close to her and they shot at him, they probably would have shot her too.? Jesus, the lack of common sense...

  • Logan Roberts

    Fuk Harry & his son. RIP Meagan.

  • PlayerP

    The iron...Black folks been talking about the lack of common sense used by the police force at large (all over the US) and yet some still don't see the correlation. Astounding, I could give you a laundry list of times Black were minding their damn business and were shot and killed. Like when that little boy was shot and killed in his home in his bed because the police went to the wrong door to serve a warrant. Or what about the young man in LA the was HANDCUFFED WITH HIS HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK in the BACK of the squad car was shot in the head with a police firearm and it was deemed a suicide. So I ask you where was this common sense you speak of? Oh my bad the lack of common sense in the name of race baiting. See how that works?

  • TheWildChild

    Sound's like he was on roids or bath salts ? however, I commend the family for seeking help to get him committed. However, EMTs said he knew his name and today's date ? so no problem here. The family and this victim should file suit for every penny they can get. The system failed them ?.

  • Allihave2say

    What names were called MJ Bleach Faced? She died and was dying or already dead so they should have shot his ass regardless. Stop defending white on white crime.

  • SP Gibson

    I think she is alive and the beefhead is dead.

  • SP Gibson

    That's the first thing I said to myself, "tasered." Should've been shot dead.

  • CocoBabe88

    Yeah 4 times. They should’ve shot him 4 times.

  • Mister Fantastic

    25?

  • N’cole

    Put yourself in her position.
    No matter what color, this man is going to beat you to death if no one intervenes.
    When I was surprise attacked by my ex bf, I wanted to murder him my damn self, but he had the gun.

  • Reenaface

    His ass probably didn't want to pay for dinner. Some men don't date anymore, there's a reason why they never made it out of the house. He was probably like, "Dinner?, What!" When he was looking to just get laid. And then he flew into a self induced meth rage.????????

  • ALLMINE?

    Lol stop