Maloney Denied His Guns

March 14, 2017

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Maloney Denied His Guns

David “Tin Man’ Maloney, who anticipated and arranged the murder of three members of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club  but who was found not guilty of most of the charges filed against him, was back in court in Sanford, Florida this morning asking for his guns back.

Maloney is a former member of the Florida-based Warlocks who joined a new club after he was kicked out of his old one. His new club was an offshoot of another Warlocks Motorcycle Club that traditionally asserted its presence within a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia. Members of that Philadelphia born club wear a stylized harpy back patch. Members of the Warlocks club that is based in Florida where a phoenix or “Warbird” on their backs. Most reporters stopped trying after describing Maloney’s club as the “Philly Warlocks” but it really isn’t that simple.

Biker History

For a period of about two decades, beginning during Vietnam, the Harpy Warlocks were widely and respectfully regarded as one of the least compromising and most assertive of all the motorcycle clubs in the United States. The Chester, Pennsylvania chapter of that club was among the most influential and several of its most fearsome members ended up in prison. After those men paid their debts to society and returned home they found that the world had changed and that the Philly Warlocks had become a significantly less important club than it once had been.

The old timers who came back home to Chester, a ravaged city just south of Philadelphia, incorporated their club and trademarked their insignia. They largely ignored the rest of the Harpy Warlocks chapters, authorized new chapters that would answer only to them and began handing out patches.

Some of those Chester Warlocks eventually moved to Florida, as aging men from the Northeast like to do, and started a chapter there. After Maloney was voted out bad from the Warbird Warlocks, he joined the Harpy Warlocks. What happened next probably only seems logical to a psychiatrist or a pharmacologist.

The Horror

Maloney’s Harpy Warlocks chapter sponsored a poker run on September 30, 2012. Maloney and his new club brothers managed to convince themselves that the Warbird Warlocks would show up and kill them all. So Maloney and his new club brothers armed themselves with 15 guns and apparently decided to kill any Warbird Warlocks who showed up before the Warbird Warcloks could kill them.

Tragically, five Warbird Warlocks did show up with an $800 donation for the veterans charity the poker run was supposed to benefit. As they pulled into the parking where the run was supposed to start, the Harpy Warlocks opened fire.

Three Warbird Warlocks died. Their names were Harold “Lil Dave” Liddle, Peter “Hormone” Schlette and Dave “Dresser” Jakiela died. Two other men, Brad Dyess and Ronnie “Whiteboy” Mitchell were wounded during the ambush.


Maloney and three other Harpy Warlocks named Victor Manuel “Pancho” Amaro, Robert William “Willy” Eckert and Paul Wayne “Dog” Smith.were charged with murder. They were all tried separately with very disparate results. Smith was found not guilty of first and second degree murder. Eckert, who never shot anybody, is now doing 27 years to life. Amaro, who killed Liddle and Jakiela, was sentenced to life in prison. Smith who shot Schlette in the face as he sat on his motorcycle was found not guilty. Maloney was found not guilty of all charges but one. His jury hung on a charge of aggravated assault. Eventually, he negotiated a plea deal in which he pled no contest to the remaining charge but he was not convicted of a felony.

So he can still legally own firearms and today he asked that three pistols and two shotguns used as evidence to convict both Eckert and Amaro be returned to him.

According to Florida law, evidence in a criminal case cannot be returned to its owner until the case is closed. And, Amaro and Eckert’s cases will not be closed until they complete their sentences. Both Amaro and Eckert are appealing their convictions and the guns might be entered into evidence if they are granted new trials.

Judge Alva told Maloney he could have his guns back if both Amaro and Eckert agree to let him have them.


11 Responses to “Maloney Denied His Guns”

  1. Nobody Says:

    I must admit that Rebel has improved his version of the story and has shown a better understanding as to who the Chester chapter is. I thank you for that. The internet is NOT a place where men (yes MEN) should discuss their club business. Not only is it embarrassing to their club and to themselves but it shows a lack of quality that is required of a person to be a REAL 1%er.

    The only reason I am here, writing this now, is to clarify things and even more, to prevent more confusion in this already confusing matter.

    Let me begin by saying that if you see anyone on the internet, especially Facebook, talking about the club, displaying themselves as members, etc., chances are, they are not legit. The club does not refer to themselves as the Philly Warlocks because they are not a Philadelphia based club. They do not take selfies, call each other names (publicly) and chances are, not one of them has seen this article yet and what others are saying in response. They will not kick someone out or place them as out bad publicly much less world wide (yes that is what www stands for.. World Wide Web).

    Unfortunately, as wonderful as the internet can be, it can also be as horrible and damaging, especially to a group such as this. Because they do not put there business out there, in return, they also do not defend or clarify issues such as this, when they arise. So I would like you all to take into consideration for the future that if you see anything pertaining to what I have just discussed, please do not think it is creditable.

    Thank You,

  2. FL1%ER Says:

    @Phuquehead- Perhaps you should reserve yourself? It’s easy to pick a fight or to lack respect over the internet. If you don’t know any of these people or they are not effecting you then why take the time to continually comment on the series of posts about it?

    It all boils down to the time honored tradition of “If you wanna know, find one and ask”.

  3. rommel Says:

    which warlocks pointed fingers for the government, snitching is snitching

  4. Phuquehed Says:

    @FL1%ER – Or maybe you should get over yourself. Good fucking grief.

  5. FL1%ER Says:

    I would say the bias shows in other articles written in this blog where AR and commenters refer to the men on trial as “Fake Warlocks” and as a “Pop up” club.

    Now that the almighty has deemed them to be the real Chester Warlocks people just revert to “I’m confused “.

    If you’re so confused and it ain’t your business you probably shouldn’t make comments about it.

  6. Sieg Says:

    Whoa…bias? Damn, I better read that one again!

    Or maybe you should, dirt.


  7. Coolaid Says:

    Gotta agree with you there phuquehead

  8. stroker Says:


    Sorry, couldn’t see where Rebel showed any “bias” in his reporting. Perhaps you can tell us what “bias” you’re talking about??

  9. Phuquehed Says:

    Hard to believe I’ve been here at least five years, ’cause I remember Rebel writing about this when it happened and I may have commented and if I did, I’m betting it’s the same or similar comment as the one I’ll make about this case now…the confusion this one gives me makes my head hurt, heh.

  10. Gandalf Says:

    I have a deep respect for The Philly/Chester Harpy. You had no reason to help me but you did just the same. I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN. (like you said I would) Pound for pound these guys were the hardest group of men I ever knew. I hope you all are good these days. Try not to break anything… But if you do… Heck, It ain’t my business. Respects

  11. Dirt Says:

    Once again rebel you show your bias. You should work for MSNBC or CNN. As for taintedman…he’s out bad.
    ChopperRob 1%er Warlocks Mc Philthy Florida

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