September 20, 2003

LOBSTER BOY

One post will generally lead into another, right? That last one got me to thinking about Grady Stiles, Jr: Lobster Boy. Fourth-generation circus mutant who was a Very Mean Fucker. Finally gunned down in his home in Gibsonton ("Gibbtown") in 1992. That is the freak area near Sarasota I was talking about. A Great Story.

Posted by Kim at September 20, 2003 9:41 PM
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ITS LIKE NOT BEING ABLE TO TURN YOUR EYES AWAY FROM A BAD WRECK - YOU CAN STILL CATCH THE TRUE STORY OF LOBSTER BOY ON "THE 'E' TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY" OR "CITY CONFIDENTIAL" ON A&E - THAT'S WHAT A 'FREAKIN' HUGE, BIZARRE STORY THIS WAS - IT MERITED NOT ONE, BUT TWO, TV SHOWS COVERING IT !!!
OH YEAH, AND GET THIS, NOT ONLY DID GRADY TALK ONE MORON INTO MARRYING HIM AND SPAWNING HIS DEFORMED OFFSPRING, HE WAS MARRIED TWICE!!!!!!????I MEAN, GO FIGURE!!!!

Posted by: CAPITAL A at September 25, 2003 5:34 PM

My cousin is the one in jail for that crime i think his mother should be in there for life along with him in my eyes she is the one who really commited the crime if it was all that bad divorce him dont have him killed.. Im sorry to go one but his grandmother died here about a mounth ago and the pook kid dont even no it

Posted by: Tami at October 25, 2004 9:30 PM

Are you serious? Does it matter who told or asked your cousin to kill another human being? Apparently he did it for a price. He is one sick individual and deserves to rot in jail. I assume your cousin would have killed me or my children or anyone for the right price. He is an animal and deserves death~sitting in jail is a treat. They should have shot him in the head just like he saw fit to do to another person. So his Grandma dies and he didn't know it? Big deal. He is lucky to still be alive. He should have a date with Sparky the electric chair. Are we to assume the animal would not have killed his own Granny for some money. Please. He is a piece of trash who should be dead himself. I, am member of a sane society would have found him guilty and sent him to the electric chair. You want the wife in jail~I agree, she should be in jail, but that is no excuse for your scum bag cousin. He is a murdered and yes he is worse than her because he had nothing to gain from the murder. If it hadn't been this crime he certainly would have comitted others to land his sorry butt in prision. I just Thank God it was not one of my loved ones or family members who he gunned down in cold blood for a lousey $2500.00 What kind of deranged piece of crap risk his freedom for any price...much less $2500.00? Was he thinking about his Granny when he took a gun and murdered someone? I doubt Granny was on his mind then! C'mon he had nothing to gain but $2500.00 I hope he rots in jail and gets raped daily by another man every day he sits in his cell. There is no other place in society for a scum bag killer. I am just upset as a society we still allow such poor excuses for human beings to be allowed to live more than a day after they are convicted of such a crime. Rot, suffer, and die murderer. By the way, you are no better you demented piece of garbage...get on with your life and accept that the killer made you, your Granny, and family victims too when he decide to kill someone. What if it was the other way around? Would you have any sympathy if he had killed you or your Mom...he would have if the price was right.

Posted by: Me at January 22, 2006 4:48 PM

Well said~ROT IN JAIL SCUM BAG!

Posted by: shelly at January 22, 2006 4:50 PM

The Grady's are show peoples from my home town of Gibtown USA. I gest had a say that yall don't no how meen Grady was. Hed beet the wife and kids like an egg. i aint sayin he deserved to be gunned done by killers but i say it is the dummy who took money fur it and did it. We all laughed here and said 'boy I'd like to have a barrel of butter and that carcus...its just well know we are a buch of lower educated peoples here in Gibtown and most of us are pretty dirty and nasty. We were not wanted by social. I say this here...id little Missey is so worried her cousin aint know his granny passed she ought to jump in her piece of shit car and ride on to prision and tell him. Now I aint the most educated person, but can't she send him a letter in the mail telling him sides being on line gripping about it? Can't he get mail? Send me his number and address and I will white him and tell him his Granny done passed on! Does anyone here think he give a rat behind his Granny is done and gone? I doubt it. Sides he got bigger thing on his mind like hiding his bung hole from his cell mate who I am sore alredy made him his piece. That is proper justice. I agree with death punilty, but it better punshment if he is there putting kool aid on his face like make up and prancing around his cell playing house wife to a huge black mon and being traded for smokes and pieces of candy. He went there yong and sweet, so I am sure he was butt raped day one. I think that is fitting punishmant for him. I bet he cannot even hole his guts in after so much butt loving. HAHA Well his family still around Gibtown. Grady Stiles the 4th is here and his sister.They live on social security and food stamps. They are a poor sight so dirty and greasy hair and dirty trailers. They are nasty outcast even in a town where I am normal. I shave daily to escape the label of a freak. They stroll around town dirty and nasty with rotten teeth and dirty fingernails and bad skin. There yards look like a junk pule. They have kids and they are bad and have foul mouths. The Mother who paid to have lobster boy killed is still around. She ran off with a midget but they broke it off. She is suppusodley "normal", but she married the lobster boy 2 times and ran away with a midget! Normal? I dunno abut this. Another crazy around here is Rusty Rock~daughter of 1/2 woman and the giant. They ran Giant's Camp. She has bragged and bragged for years her Mom was 1/2 lady and she has tried to make money off it but mostly she is just a looney women. Crazy crazy! If ever down this way do not eat at Giants Camp it is dirty. Back to the Lobster boy and his family...who would have sex with these guys? Oh my God the biy has just toes growning from his waist...imagine that naked and on top of you rolling around. Plus he is so dirty and has all rotten teeth in his head. I dont even no how he do it with a women. Sick, sick, sick. Listen all I have to do is shave...he has toes coming out of his waist and then his gentels. I think that is gross and bringing in child to this world knowing it might have sever deformities is wrong. I also think it was well said and feel the killer should rott like the Grad's teeth in jail!

Posted by: Bearded Lady at January 27, 2006 7:13 PM

I am so sorry that someone gunned down my old pal Lob, that is what we used to call him around Gib Town. I was at the trial everyday and justice was served up that day let me tell you. Long live Lobster Boy!!!!

Posted by: Wolf Boy at January 28, 2006 9:28 AM

Justice sue was surved that day. Lobby as we ounce called him was a gud men. He would gif the shit off his buck fur hes freind. I remumber him beeing a grit guy. He alway have good candie fur halloween. I wonce get to pish his woolchair up an down hwy41 her in Gibtown. He wunch were my show an tell in 3th gade. He tuld abut his day as a freek in the cirus. He was a tuff guy, butt he was love to. He was god wit the ladys. They call him Romeo here. He was able to make sum kid and when they kill him no more he can rise his kids. Poor old lobby. Pupoles her say they shod boil him and dip him in butter. The post is wright thou cause Grady #4 do have rotten tooth in his moulf. It is all black and fussy. He a wierd dud. I hop his Mom get justce serve upon her bott and go rot in jail hose like the other killers. WHY SHE NUT JUST D-I-O-R-C-E LOBBY? You can gut a d-i-o-r-c-e here in Florida gibtown with help fum an atorneey and if he is puching you are doing abuse you can git a retainment order from a juge and he gut to say 100 foot from you or risk go to jailhouse if he do nut abade by it. sum people have wost prablems than Lobby due to her and they not kill other peepoles. I hop the kill rut in jail to. he daserves no more better than a cockrach he is. They all shall be asahamed of their kin folk killin other human bein and they should talk to Jeaseus. I stil miss Lobby and am sad for the lost we have sufered here. I cant beeleve peoples suport killers. It sad cause Lobster Boy was god man and I liked him to much. God bess Lobby...he will never breath a nuther brath as long as he is dead and gone by a shot in the head. Sumtime you can still feel Lobster Boys spit here in Gibtown. I love Lobster Boy and I miss him deerly.

Posted by: Half WomansGrandchild at January 28, 2006 4:37 PM

I feel his spitit here still too. I was Lobster Boy's biggest fan. My name is Donnie Preston Tanner , Jr. and I could not agree more...LONG LIVE LOBSTER BOY IN THE HEARTS AND SOULS OF HIS FANS AND ADMIRERS. GOD SPEED Lobster Boy! God speed. Sometimes I sit by his grave with a lit candle and pray he will return and he inspires me to write poems and to be a better man. I wish I was 1/2 the man Lobster Boy was. In fact my Mom says someday I might just be 1/2 the man he is. To the coolest guy around...Love ya Lobster Boy!

Posted by: Block Head at January 28, 2006 4:45 PM

My name is Steve Williams and I too loved Lobster Boy. God Bless his spirit that sweeps thru Gibtown and takes my breath away. I love you Lobster Boy and keep flowers on your grave. You my inspriation and my reson for the season. I can't crack a smile or a crab without thinking of you. Lobster Boy you were everything to me, my heart and soul. I wish you were here to see the man I have become, I think you'd be proud of me Grady. I miss you man and I am sorry for all the times I made fun of you before I met you face to face and you gave me the following advice..."Fuck the World Steve". I still think of that...I also remember when you took me by the hand and said "Steve, never cook bacon without a shirt on." I did once Lobster Boy, but never again. I wear a shirt when I cook bacon all because of you. You were a Lobster MAN TO ME NOT AND I REPEAT NOT A LOBSTER BOY!

Posted by: Steve Williams at January 28, 2006 4:53 PM

I'd ruckon this the palace to comit on Lobby. I ask why dug up his pust? Man Lob is dead and gone he wurm dirt. Let him rust in pace alridy. Lobby was a god man and he aint daserve gun on his heed and die. I use to do shows with him and his kids befure they pople make us quit and gut on welfare and socal secuirty. I licked Lobseter Boy and nuver sawed as mooch as him lift his claw to his ole lady and kids. He work day and nite sitin on a hay ball bein icthy and god fulks jus sturing at him. Lobster Boy was Grady Siles Jr. and he was an guff ole guy, but he will give you his last smoke or dame.If you aint kowed him tan keep your hole shat.

Posted by: Corn Hole at February 2, 2006 8:37 PM

Grady stiles was my uncle he was a very demented man. He was a very evil person. He destoyed alot of lives with just his existance. You people did not know him like his family members did. I would not comment on someone
you know nothing about. I grew up around this freak
he made me sick every time i would have to set around the dinner table with him and my other family members. I hated him then and i hate him now. But I
do feel he got what he deserved it should have been ten bullets in his head. Every thing you people have heard from his wife and children are true they tell no lies on this man.

P.S. GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

His Neice Barb

Posted by: barb sanner at May 26, 2006 3:02 AM

Grady stiles was my uncle he was a very demented man. He was a very evil person. He destoyed alot of lives with just his existance. You people did not know him like his family members did. I would not comment on someone
you know nothing about. I grew up around this freak
he made me sick every time i would have to set around the dinner table with him and my other family members. I hated him then and i hate him now. But I
do feel he got what he deserved it should have been ten bullets in his head. Every thing you people have heard from his wife and children are true they tell no lies on this man.

P.S. GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

His Neice Barb

Posted by: barb sanner at May 26, 2006 3:05 AM

People gun each other down, and its always about money, sometimes more, sometimes less. Duck if you hear gun shots is all. I grew up in brooklyn that way, and ran from the twin towers while they were falling. Our own government didnt protect us, and now there killing almost 200,000 innocent iraquis. It was bin laden remember? he's not from iraq.
anyway, everyone guns everyone down.
its the way of america
duck when you can I guess.

Posted by: chris at August 31, 2006 11:55 PM

"This is the one you've come to see! This is the one you'll never forget!
Stiles Lobster Family -- Nature's greatest mistake! Not born with the hands and feet of a normal human being, but with the feelers and flippers of a lobster!

Go ahead! Touch it, son!"

As spoken by Grady Stiles at the carnival in Syosset, NY, in June 1964.

Posted by: Denver Mike at December 15, 2006 7:56 PM

I wrote the book Lobster Boy. I wish I had Denver Mike's reminiscence. It certainly would have made it "in."

Posted by: Fred Rosen at January 21, 2007 1:00 AM

I live accross the street from where lobster boy was murdered in 92 or 93and the house 2 doors down from me is where the man that murdered him lived. freaky...

Posted by: Brian at February 7, 2007 3:42 PM

Are you people for real? Honestly... I'm reading over these comments, and some of them just have to be made up. I mean, can nobody from Gibtown spell? It's like the dialogue in a Stephen King book, like someone is just trying to show how uneducated and confused the people of Gibtown really are. Er em Ah jist beein' sinikle?

Posted by: mrs. english at April 26, 2007 11:29 PM

I too have been reading over these comments and I think what Gibsoton needs is some better schools.My father actually lived there for a long time and was very good friends with the shooters(chris wyant)mother Janice.I too lived there off and on with my father and got to know Chris very well.He didnt have the best up-bringing and although that doesnt excuse him for murdering someone.He is a very nice and caring person.There are 2 sides to every story and he was very young at the time.I just wanted to comment and say that I am praying for all of those who are involved and may God bless.

Posted by: april johnston at June 2, 2007 2:37 AM

My Brother Christopher was the actual person who pulled the trigger and killed lobster boy and thats all he was was a scared little "boy" stuck in a mans body I am not saying what my brother did was right but I also aint saying it was wrong lets all remember lobster boy took another mans life before his was taken and he got away with it so he did get what he deserved he was a piece of shit but my brother is also paying for what he did he has to live with the fact he took another mans life when he was just a young boy but thats life all you people who TRULY dont know the story on what kind of man Grady Stiles was read up on him b/c this worlds a better place for him not being here the ONLY people who miss him is the freaks he lived with and even some of them know he was an asshole but may he rest in hell with the rest of the scum as my brother may be in jail paying with his life I hope and pray that when he gets out that he has actually learned from his mistakes and does not follow the same lifestyle again dads watching over you chris I hope you do right by him for everyone who disagrees with me I could careless thats why we live in a FREE world

Posted by: Wes Rodgers at June 25, 2007 9:42 PM

I knew the Stiles family back when Barbara was married to Grady. My father had a miget horse show and knew Grady Sr. for many years. My dad would talk about how agile Grady was dispite his disability and the stregnth he had in his "hands". We would see the family at the gibsonton showmans club parties. I remember little grady as a bright happy child. To me he was just a boy with a disability. I find it disgusting to hear these small minded people attacking someone who is clearly disabled and has been victimized throughout his life. I haven't seen or spoke to anyone from the stiles family for many years so I only know what has been said in the media about them. I only want to say to little grady and the other children of this unfortunate family that your life is what you make of it. You are not freaks anymore that any other child born with birth defects. As a child I always felt nothing but respect for you and there are a lot of small minded people out there who only want to hurt others to make them feel better about who they are. I wish you all the love, hope and pease that God gives.

Posted by: Georgeanne at February 23, 2008 3:17 PM

This is my brother we are talking about here!Instead of commenting on something that happened in 1992 to a man that his own family wanted dead and his own daughter was happy when this happened Comment on a someone who really deserves the harsh comments! As for His story you have not heard!He was a young and dumb kid .He was 17 when he done it but this was planned.He Just turned 17 I speak to him every friday and he will be well off when he gets out!As for his up bringing how do u know i never even heard of you?He has no idea who the hell you are! We grew up poor and with a single mom so yea 2500 was alot of money then to a 16 almost 17yr old Dumb people do it everyday for free even older this dumb teenager!I had that "hard up bringing"and I am well off !As for Chris he has been there for 16yr this Nov and he will be out soon!I love you big bro see you soon!

Posted by: Heather at May 27, 2008 9:49 PM

i was in prison with chris back in 94-95 we rode to aci together from lake butler. sure he made a dumb mistake he was only 16...i spoke with chris alot about this and the lobster boy being a violent drunk and abusive to his family is what got him killed---chris wouldnt of just killed anybody for money...keep your head up chris you will be out next year...take care BARK

Posted by: bark at July 30, 2008 6:37 PM

I find it poor logic to condemn a friend because of something he did out of compassion for another person. I understand he had to be punished for murder. I knew him (Chris Wynat)when i was a child he was and will always be remembered as family to me. I played dolls with his sister and my brothers hung out with him. Smfh!!! I also knew the lobster man and remember him to be a mean person. Chris did what he thought was right granted it wasn't but he had a good heart when i knew him. It just pisses me off to see him judged for what the government pays other people to do and they sometimes do it without the compassion chris had!!!! He thought he was only protecting a family and being a part of his past that would be very important to him.

Posted by: rebecca at December 18, 2008 2:09 PM

I also lived next door to Chris and his family. I recall alot about Chris, he was a compassionate person.I also remember all Chris wanting that Christmas was for his family to have a good Christmas. None of us had very much living in Gibsonton,and 2500.00 was alot of money. Chris came to my house after all was said and done, he was very freaked out and I do believe people get second chances and Chris should be a person that should get one. Chris I'm not sure if you remember me or not but babe hold your head high. You have alot of people that love you and believe.

Posted by: Angele at December 26, 2008 12:44 PM

I saw the story of Lobster Boy and family. I'm sure if they had left this kind of life and place things would have been very different. First of all his wife knew the kind of person he was, she divorces him then marries again this does not make sense! He had taken a life, sure that was wrong but that didn't give anyone the right to take his no matter how mean he was. There are other ways of dealing with a situation like this. One life taken away and other lives ruined. Two wrongs do not make a right. I feel sorry for all people involved especially a young boy who has missed out so much in life.

Posted by: yolanda Chacon at June 20, 2009 10:31 AM

I worked for Grady the year his wife left him. As I remember she took off with the Midget who was one of Grady’s shows. No question about it. Grady was a nasty little SOB. He also was an instigator. He would love to stir up trouble between two people just to see them fight. I know this because I got involved in one of those. After his wife and the midget left. (Can’t remember his name) Grady brought a fat man. Paul Fish I believe is name was. Nice guy, would love to know what became of him.
It was 1973 at the 1st annual Pocono State Fair. It was held at the Pocono Speedway. At the end of that run we tore down and where to take the show west. Grady was going to Pittsburg to see family or something. He was going to meet us at the next spot. I would have to seen the look on his face when he got their. We unloaded the tents and banner lines and left them on the ground. Then the three of us left. All of us had enough of Grady’s abusiveness. So I know one date the show did not go on.
steve young

Posted by: Steve Young at December 1, 2010 5:26 PM

I also lived next door to Chris and his family. I recall alot about Chris, he was a compassionate person.I also remember all Chris wanting that Christmas was for his family to have a good Christmas. None of us had very much living in Gibsonton,and 2500.00 was alot of money. Chris came to my house after all was said and done, he was very freaked out and I do believe people get second chances and Chris should be a person that should get one. Chris I'm not sure if you remember me or not but babe hold your head high. You have alot of people that love you and believe.

Posted by: Preciousool at November 13, 2012 11:16 AM

This is my brother we are talking about here!Instead of commenting on something that happened in 1992 to a man that his own family wanted dead and his own daughter was happy when this happened Comment on a someone who really deserves the harsh comments! As for His story you have not heard!He was a young and dumb kid .He was 17 when he done it but this was planned.He Just turned 17 I speak to him every friday and he will be well off when he gets out!As for his up bringing how do u know i never even heard of you?He has no idea who the hell you are! We grew up poor and with a single mom so yea 2500 was alot of money then to a 16 almost 17yr old Dumb people do it everyday for free even older this dumb teenager!I had that "hard up bringing"and I am well off !As for Chris he has been there for 16yr this Nov and he will be out soon!I love you big bro see you soon!

Posted by: Coreyzno at January 8, 2013 6:39 PM

This is my brother we are talking about here!Instead of commenting on something that happened in 1992 to a man that his own family wanted dead and his own daughter was happy when this happened Comment on a someone who really deserves the harsh comments! As for His story you have not heard!He was a young and dumb kid .He was 17 when he done it but this was planned.He Just turned 17 I speak to him every friday and he will be well off when he gets out!As for his up bringing how do u know i never even heard of you?He has no idea who the hell you are! We grew up poor and with a single mom so yea 2500 was alot of money then to a 16 almost 17yr old Dumb people do it everyday for free even older this dumb teenager!I had that "hard up bringing"and I am well off !As for Chris he has been there for 16yr this Nov and he will be out soon!I love you big bro see you soon!

Posted by: stinmocmost at January 23, 2013 9:49 PM

I too have been reading over these comments and I think what Gibsoton needs is some better schools.My father actually lived there for a long time and was very good friends with the shooters(chris wyant)mother Janice.I too lived there off and on with my father and got to know Chris very well.He didnt have the best up-bringing and although that doesnt excuse him for murdering someone.He is a very nice and caring person.There are 2 sides to every story and he was very young at the time.I just wanted to comment and say that I am praying for all of those who are involved and may God bless.

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