The star of the HBO docuseries “Telemarketers” — which chronicled the chaotic rise of a New Jersey-based name middle — reportedly vanished on Friday night time and has not been seen or heard from since.
Patrick J. Pespas, a devious salesman with a historical past of substance abuse, went lacking from his residence in Easton, Pennsylvania the place he was final seen round 8 p.m., the administrators of the mini-documentary sequence mentioned.
“Pat is lacking, and [his wife] Sue, his household and associates are very nervous about him” co-director Adam Bhala Lough mentioned in a submit on X, previously Twitter. “Please put out the phrase that Pat is lacking and assist us discover him.”
Pespas, 55, and co-director Sam Lipman-Stern had been former telemarketers who started investigating the New Jersey-based name middle the place they labored and the telemarketing business as a complete after studying their employer Civic Growth Group allegedly pocketed the donations folks made for various organizations.
Lipman-Stern started documenting their investigation, and along with Bhala Lough, turned the 20-years-worth of footage into the three-part sequence which aired on HBO in August.
Pespas was final seen in his white Ford Mustang and is believed to be someplace in New Jersey, Bhala Lough mentioned.
He shared photographs of the automobile in addition to a latest picture of Pespas to X, asking for anybody within the space to be looking out and to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or leads.
Pespas has struggled with heroin dependancy up to now however mentioned that he had stopped utilizing the drug later within the docuseries. He depends on methadone to outlive his previous dependancy, based on his spouse.
The documentary sequence topic could have been seen at a bar in Pittsburgh Saturday night time, based on a tipster however that info has not been confirmed, Bhala Lough mentioned in an replace Sunday night.