Lake Worth Monster (Fort Worth PD)

Nathanael King filed this request with the Fort Worth Police Department of Fort Worth, TX.
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From: Nathanael King

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all police reports and records which make reference to the "Lake Worth Monster" and other unidentified or supposed paranormal creatures.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Nathanael King

From: Fort Worth Open Records Center

Dear Nathaniel King:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office and given the log number W062309-060117 for tracking purposes.

From: Seabourn, Justin


June 10th, 2017

Nathanael King


Re: City of Fort Worth Public Information Request No. 62309

Request for Information Regarding the Lake Worth Monster and other unidentified or supposed paranormal creatures.

Dear Mr. King:

This letter is in response to your request for public information, which the City of Fort Worth (the "City") received on June 1st, 2017. You requested the following information:

Any and all police reports and records which make reference to the "Lake Worth Monster," and other unidentified or supposed paranormal creatures.

The City is committed to providing you with the information you are seeking. However, your request is unclear and broad. You have requested a search of our records for "unidentified or supposed paranormal creatures" without defining which creatures to search for. Additionally, you have indicated that you are seeking emails of City employees. We would have to search the emails of over 5,000 City employees to fulfill your request. Because of the broad scope of the request, there would likely be a very substantial fee associated with locating, compiling, and providing the requested information to you, as authorized by the Texas Public Information Act. Therefore, rather than just sending you a very high cost estimate for the information you have requested, we would like to see if you might be interested in narrowing the scope of your request in order to decrease or potentially eliminate any costs to you while also ensuring that you receive the specific information you would like from the City.

For example, you could narrow your request to just a list of paranormal creatures for which you would like us to search, and you could list the City employees email accounts that you would like us to search. I offer these ideas only as examples of ways that you could limit the scope of your request in order to make things more expedient for you. There certainly may be other approaches that you could take to limit that scope.

Please be advised that if the City does not receive a written response from you by the 61st day after the date this letter is sent to you, your request for public information is considered to have been withdrawn by you.

You may send your written response by mail, fax, email, or deliver it in person to:

Records and Information Management Office

City of Fort Worth

Attn: Doug Jones

200 Texas Street, Room L31

Fort Worth, Texas 76102


Facsimile: 817-392-6654 (Attn: Public Information Coordinator)

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this matter. The City looks forward to working with you to provide you with the information you are seeking.


Sergeant Justin Seabourn 3468
Internal Affairs-Legal Liaison Unit
Fort Worth Police Department
505 W Felix St
Office: 817 392 4272