"Yeah... I went too far," he said, which by most accounts would be an understatement.
Among the Twitter comments this Internet troll posted to or about a female writer and activist were:
"Rape her nice ass."
"I will find you."
"The police will do nothing."
The man, who agreed to be interviewed only under a pseudonym--we'll call him Jim--said he did not start off with the intention of menacing anyone. Yet it is hard to imagine a public milieu where an individual might consider casually uttering such words--to a stranger no less.