An inmate known as the “spam king” for sending hundreds of thousands of unsolicited e-mails has walked away from a federal prison camp in Colorado.

U.S. Marshals, the FBI and IRS are looking for 35-year-old Edward “Eddie” Davidson, who left a minimum-security facility in Florence on Sunday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced his escape on Tuesday.

The office said Davidson was last seen in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, which is about 90 miles north of the prison camp.

Davidson was sentenced in April to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay $714,139 in restitution.

Put the sleazebag’s photo all over the Web. There should be tens of thousands of geeks willing to turn his butt in.

  1. ChrisMac says:

    no spam.. no web x.0

    is spam really a crime?!? or is it a learning experience

  2. Bizmar says:

    “Has walked away from a federal prison camp in Colorado.” What?, How?, Where? How can someone just walk out of a prison without being spoted… What?

  3. ECA says:

    I dont need to comment I hope..
    BUT, this is STUPID…


    HOW in the world did this DWEEB get out on his own?

  4. ECA says:

    ANYONE for Hunting RABBITS??

  5. ChrisMac says:

    i think we got em all

  6. BOEPC says:


    I’m guessing the keywords are “minimum-security” and “camp.”

  7. ChrisMac says:

    or “User Friendly”

  8. WmDE says:

    Check all of the wifi hotspots in the area for more than normal bandwidth usage.

    The good news is when they catch him, there be no minimum security in his future.

  9. ChrisMac says:

    uhm.. do you really think that is the guy responsible?

  10. bobbo says:

    Spammer–a guy that thinks bothering everyone with a computer is a good idea.

    Spammer–a guy that thinks turning a 21 month work camp vacation into hard time is a good idea.

    Its more of a chocolate and peanut butter sort of combo.

    BTW==we should use more cheap to operate minimum security facilities (with lots of counseling?) to re-educate or first educate the criminal class in our society. I suspect the guy walked because there in fact was no counseling available? Always easy to blame the scumbags, but for all the same reasons, what about “us?”

  11. Personality says:

    You are all wrong. It was social engineering.

  12. Mojo Yugen says:

    Thanks for the info. I’ll be sure to be sending this article along to everyone I know. Hell, I’ll even send it to thousands – no – MILLIONS of people I don’t know just to get the word out.

    p.s. Does anyone know of a person who could facilitate in such a mass mailing?

  13. smartalix says:


    Exactly. The thing that keeps people in minimum-security facilities is the knowledge that if they walk, they get put in a place with a substantially higher level of security, and all that follows. This guy is an idiot.

  14. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    #13 Mojo – That is funny!

  15. JimR says:

    Prison officials got an email from Nigeria … A bank official in Nigeria has learned that Edward Davidson was involved in internet spam. He is aware of a bank account in Nigeria where Davidson has secretly deposited $23,887,996 over a time span of 6 years. The account can been seized according to Nigerian law and 50% of the funds will be confiscated as a fine. 50% will be awarded to the bank official who discovered the account ONLY if Edward Davidson cannot be located within 1 year. Unfortunately, since Davidson is incarcerated, he will be notified of the action and will receive the remaining 50%. The bank official is therefore making a proposal that he will share the 11,938,998 award with them if Edward Davidson cannot be found…

  16. Bryan P. Carney says:

    OMG that man is super hot. I want to be his cell mate.

  17. peter_m says:

    Toooooooo late. He’s in Brasil drinking mohitos!

  18. Mister Ketchup says:

    There is one thing he can be sure of. Once he is in real prison, he’ll never make another noise when he farts.


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