Wikipedia Administrator Phil Sandifer was briefly investigated earlier this month after a short fictional story he wrote was submitted to University of Florida police. The incident, which Sandifer suspects was initiated by a user he had previously blocked, led to the creation of an article on Sandifer (subsequently deleted after a successful AfD), and renewed questions about a Wikipedia criticism site where such a threat was hinted at.
According to Sandifer (formerly known as Snowspinner), he was first contacted by University of Florida officials on 12 May, after which he received a phone call from UF police. In a subsequent 16 May meeting, Sandifer was told that the problem centered on a 2004 story entitled I am Ready to Serve my Country, a first-person story centering around a murderous protagonist wishing to join the military. On 18 May, Sandifer indicated that the issue was largely resolved.
It's still unclear who contacted school officials. Sandifer indicated that he believed the person who tipped authorities off was a user from Wikipedia Review, a site critical of Wikipedia, who was angry about being blocked. Daniel Brandt first suggested contacting UF officials on Wikipedia Review earlier this month. The tip raises questions about Wikipedia Review, the same week that administrator Katefan0 left the project, after Brandt threatened to contact Katefan0's employer regarding her work on Wikipedia.
In the latter incident, Daniel Brandt discovered Katefan0's employer, and posted her real-life identity on her user talk page. When the information was removed, Brandt e-mailed Katefan0, and threatened to reveal her involvement to her employer. Soon after, Katefan0 deleted her user and user talk pages, and replaced them with a notice indicating that she had left the project. Katefan0's departure marks the second administrator recently to leave the project due to threats involving their employers; Gator1 left the project in April after his employer received a complaint about the on-wiki blocking of another user.
The incident has also raised many users' awareness about the possibility for threats. At least ten administrators have deleted old revisions of their user pages containing personal information, even information that was previously freely given by the administrators in question.