AJ Dicken: Phony SEAL Part II

| February 16, 2013

Our buddy, Dan Noyes sends us his latest story on AJ Dicken at ABC7 News from San Francisco

If you missed it, here’s Don Shipley’s video mentioned in the news story;

Apparently, Dicken says that he put Shipley’s video on YouTube to throw the people who were hunting him off of his trail.

The most pressing question Dicken faces now is over possession of those guns seen on the promotional videos he made. Dicken is a felon — records from Riverside County show convictions for burglary, receiving stolen property, and child concealing.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office confirms they, along with the FBI and ATF want to question him. The saga of Dicken, the phony Navy SEAL, resonates for those who actually served in the military.

Yeah, all of that fake SEAL training is going to work well for Dicken in prison.

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  1. Hondo says:

    “Felon in possession of firearms”. Gee – I wonder how that’s gonna work out for ol’ AJ?

  2. Hack Stone says:

    He may end spending more than a weekend with “Rita”.

  3. Hondo says:

    Hack Stone: probably more like “260 Weekends With Bubba”.

  4. Old Trooper says:

    That was a funny video. I’m glad Don can laugh about it in his video, because I’m sure he wouldn’t be laughing if he was standing in front of Dicken (and Dicken wouldn’t be laughing about anything).

  5. 68W58 says:

    Thanks for the update Jonn.

  6. Time wounds all heels. His end is near.

  7. rb325th says:

    That guy is screwed….deservedly so. Look forward to seeing him a bright orange jump suit.

  8. teddy996 says:

    Bravo, Mr. Noyes. Keep up the good work.

  9. A_Proud_Infidel says:

    @#7, Me too, I’m SO looking forward to seeing him getting “Cuffed & Stuffed”!

  10. FatCircles0311 says:

    So let me get this straight. This felon was able to obtain all of these weapons publicly, secure passports and other government ID, AND the FBI/ATF only caught on after Shipley nailed him, he defrauded almost a million dollars, and was featured again on the local news?

    Law enforcement fail.

  11. Green Thumb says:


  12. O-4E says:

    Oh to be in prison with a name like that…


    Bark like a SEAL for me boy…

    Bubba is going to have so much fun

  13. O-4E says:

    @Green Thumb…youshould send Dicken’s contact info to Stepehen Burrell

    Ol’ Steve can give him some pointers on handling thugs in the clink

    Heck, Dicken can write a book titled “Weekend with Bubba”

  14. Green Thumb says:


    Maybe this fool Dicken should link up with this clown and his company to prepare for the inevitable.

    POW Network busted this clown too. (Doug Schwartz, Check out his creds)


  15. Green Thumb says:


    I emailed this fool several months back and asked him if he would be willing to give me a little one-on-one instruction on how to protect (and possibly use) my two-hole from unauthorized entry.

    Never heard back.

  16. Flagwaver says:

    Holy crap, this guy is screwed. I wonder how he even passed a background check for those weapons. Also, for passport identification, didn’t they need to run a securities check for him, ESPECIALLY if it was a diplomatic?

    I have more fucking experience than this guy and I was just a supply maggot in a scout/mortar company and then a supply daddy in a support BN. How the holy horse shit did nobody see through this guy like a stream of piss? Throwing a knife? Throwing a knife is almost as stupid as using a rifle as a spear.

    And, how the hell is the FBI and other LEOs looking for this guy when they know exactly where he is? I mean, if the news media can find him, shouldn’t they have given a call to the local FBI? Does the phrase “aiding and abetting” mean anything to anyone anymore?

    Also, what the fuck is “child concealment”? Is that some plea down to kidnapping? Shouldn’t this assclown have had to file as a sex offender? With that kind of background, how the hell was he even allowed to apply for a passport, let alone be issued diplomatic credentials?

  17. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    That video was a scream. I half expected to see Sealy from Ranger Up to walk through the door behind those two. And when he yanked the pin on the grenade, I alsmost lost it. I did lost it when the blimp dropped part of her load on that guy who was on all fours. Classic.

  18. Ex-PH2 says:

    I have sat through Chief Shipley’s video several times, and my curiosity is piqued by one of the side video cameos.

    Is that a ghey guy in a leotard doing aerobics in the video in the righthand corner?

    I have questions, also, about the FBI’s apparent inability to find this guy, never mind take him in. Are they too busy chasing Joaqin “el Chapo” Guzman-Loero?

  19. Green Thumb says:


    Actually, I believe they (FBI) are still looking for DB Cooper.

    He has been on the run a long time.

    Public Enemy #1.

  20. PALADIN says:

    The part of that News Report that gets me is when the Reporter sez : “He was convincing ” …….Yeah sure he was.

    Total sack of shit.

  21. A_Proud_Infidel says:

    He’s been doing that shit for a while, and yet he wasn’t called out for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammo? Yeah, THAT gives me a lot of faith in Law Enforcement. Yes, there are a lot of good, competent LEO’s out there that really want to do what’s right, but this and the Dorner debacle prove that there is room for improvement !

  22. Redacted1775 says:

    I like his room clearing technique, aka “get shot in the back of the head”. Practice for the one man bump.

  23. jonp says:

    A convicted felon can falsify his past, lie his way into a $300 million dollar deal at the UN and get invited to sit with the leaders of a foreign country? Not bad…As usual the UN is right on top of things. Why are we still sending tax dollars to them?

  24. streetsweeper says:

    @ 21: It could very well be that someone else bought the weapons and ammo he was using and had no f’ng idea about his past? Not making an excuse, just stating something that is obvious. Like the young woman that bought the rifle for the ex-con in NY state that shot the firefighters?

    Redacted: I almost fell out of my chair watching that. Seriously…A true what the fuck moment! First thing MP’s are taught in class is to clear both sides of a door before entering the son of a bitch.

  25. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    Those snazzy hand to hand combat moves will come in handy when he becomes the new caboose man on the choo-choo train! If you know what I mean!

  26. Fen says:

    @16: “…person, not having a right to custody, who maliciously takes, entices away, keeps, withholds, or conceals any child with the intent to detain or conceal that child from a lawful custodian …person who takes, entices away, keeps, withholds, or conceals a child and maliciously deprives a lawful custodian of a right to custody, or a person of a right to visitation…”

    So it sounds like Child Concealment is directed at a parent who has lost custody of their kid and attempts to take them back outside the legal system.

  27. Fen says:

    or maybe just doesn’t turn kid back over when visitation privs expire.

  28. KnowsMoreThanU says:

    It’s always fun to watch the comments on things like this. I love all you bad-asses who think you know what the real story is about and how wrong everyone is all from one little TV show. Nice to know that you can divine all this info from the media. Before you guess as to how he got weapons, how much money was involved, how people falsify backgrounds, etc. you might do a little more research. Has it ever occurred to any of you swinging dicks that perhaps he had some really high level assistance to get passports? Or threatened people in order to bully them into thinking he was working for the government? It’s a narrow world you live in if you think that one stupid poser can do all this by himself.

  29. Redacted1775 says:

    Are you trying to say he is a Navy SEAL?

  30. C2/2000AF says:

    #29 Is a moron and a troll. High level assistance for a passport? You mean he had a friend who he tricked into getting a passport because that friend believed the story? Bully people into giving him things?

    Were you drunk when you wrote this stuff. The guy is a smooth talking criminal to civilians. Once he had got in bed with these people, those people who gave him money, vouched for him and word of mouth allowed him to get things he never had access to before. Judging from how he begun, he was given an inch and took 10 miles. So dont come on here trying to talk as if you know something special about this moron who is a criminal no matter how you spin.

  31. PALADIN says:

    @ 29 And you know what your running your piehole about ?
    This turd is a con man…they are smooth talkin bastards, they get what they want outta people by bullshit….you and him have a lot in common !

    In the Bullshit Department.

  32. Fen says:

    KnowsMoreThanU is either

    a) flirting with us
    b) ashamed he bent over for AJ Dicken
    c) all of the above

  33. xbradtc says:

    I’m guessing the weapons were bought by a corporation, which would be a fairly effective way for a felon to conceal his inability to buy weapons.

    And KnowsMoreThanU is French for “I love to suck taint”

  34. 11BScottie says:

    Jonn, or anyone who may know;

    Being there is a SEAL database to check imposters, is there a way to verify names of the US Army Special Forces and Army Rangers?

    I know so many clowns who claim ranger or SF, wish there was a similar database that could be searched quickly like the SEAL one without a FOIA Dan Shipmen uses.

  35. KnowsMoreThanU says:

    Running your mouths without doing any research. Apparently none of you dicks have ever done any intel or investigation work. Hmmmm? Let’s see:
    The news piece referenced a UN organization. I wonder if they would have the ability to issue passports and without verifying background.
    Wow, he’s got a wife/girlfriend in the video. Could she have been the one that aquired the weapons? (21 gets credit for getting close)
    Oh he definitely was not a SEAL but he can’t carry out something this big without a lot of collusion.
    All you brainiacs dig around on Google a little more and get off the AOL/Yahoo searches. You might even start learning something if you look hard enough.

  36. TPM says:

    My legal experience is doing a bid (4-1/2 of a 3-6) for drugs and dating my lawyer’s niece after I was on the straight and narrow. I couldn’t wait any longer for one of the lawyers who regularly post here to clear up the “child concealing” so I gave him a call. He told me ‘kidnapping’ is a street/slang term. The real charge is “concealment of a child”. It can range from not bringing your kid back to the ex on time up to the fake SEAL in the van with candy and promises of toys, etc. With that out of the way, WTF? I have 10+ years of clean drug screens, 7 YEARS OF CRAP JOBS (as I expected) before landing a gig in my (old) field. If that asshat could of stayed sober, he may have pulled it off. I mean, his fantasy got far enough to get a huge contract. Man, this “living the way you are supposed to” is nice when you look in the mirror but one does sometime miss the money drugs brought in.

    #35 I, too, was an 11B and pray for the day there is an SF database. Ranger school has our class pictures going back pretty far. Ignore the “bad certificate” warning as long as it is going to benning.mil. It just means they didn’t pay Veri-sign the $100 or whoever set up the servers didn’t set up a certificate authority for whatever reasons. Besides, put Ranger prominently on your LinkedIn profile and count the days until the Association wants proof 😉

  37. Old Trooper says:

    @36: It doesn’t matter if his wife/girlfriend/etc. bought the weapons; the second he puts them in his hand, as a convicted felon, he’s in deep shiite.

  38. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    @ 36 …. KnowsWayLittleThanUs

    Look here. Before you march in here and state that know more than any of us, perhaps you need to know WHO IS IN HERE.

    First, if you do know more than us … show your creds or shut up.

    Second, once creds are verifed … present a case that is based on fact … not YOUR fantasy.

    Know your audience … Seek to understand before being understood!

    You have no clue who resides in here!

  39. kp32 says:

    @36- Why don’t you share your wisdom? What is that you know that is beyond the reach of the google machine?

  40. C2/2000AF says:

    Just as expected, this knowmorethanus guy was gonna troll his way for responses to his idiotic statements. Just as 38/Trooper said, minute he touched the guns and began firing, it was over for him. He still had no business holding a weapon.

    UN not doing their job with background checks is even a pressing issue to anyone here, even if they had the power to override background checks and investigations.They still should check everyones background in case something like this does happen.

    Biggest problem is the dumbass conned people for a huge contract, swindled money from 2 shills and continued lying until he ran outta town.

  41. Hondo says:

    For what it’s worth: the individual commenting as “KnowsMoreThanU” appears to be commenting from Reno, NV. I suppose it could be Dicken himself, but I’m guessing he/she is someone who got conned by Dicken and is still simply in denial.

  42. C2/2000AF says:

    I was wondering where this guy was located at. He is probably another poor shill for Dicken who hasnt been properly informed of Dickens demise. Or he is someone who has been in on Dickens conns and will live or die for Dicken till the end.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Reno, NV … Get out of here … no way!

  44. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    In the Errol Flynn movie Robin Hood, Dicken was the name of the assassin sent to kill the king so prince John could steal the crown…coincidence? I think not…

  45. Redacted1775 says:

    #25 Right,and to clear a room with AT LEAST TWO people. Now if us lowly MP’s can train to do it right, you know SEALS can not only do it right, but with much more precision, speed, intensity and violence of action. This guy is full of shit.

  46. KnowsMoreThanU says:

    Dicken can’t figure out shit online so I’m not him which goes to show how much you all know.
    As you noted, I’m from Reno which probably means that I know a lot more direct information that you do but if you look online, you’ll find everything you need to make succinct statements of his offenses.
    You asked HOW he got the weapons w/o a background check. The wife/GF got them. Clearly he didn’t get them himself so no background checks failed. He is/was working with directly with the UN org so he lied to them as well which is how he got his passports. THEY are the ones that failed, not the US passport authorities. He had an inside direct connection with them.

  47. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @47. I’m sorry, but no one here much gives a shit. But do keep up the fine work. Just keep it to yourself.

  48. KnowsMoreThanU says:

    funny you guys gave a shit enough to ramble on about bogus theories. good to know you don’t care to find out more

  49. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    The Dickweed’s feature here has to do with his false claims of military service. The rest is a sideshow. Sure, people commented about the clown but you have mistaken that for something it is not. It’s that simple. We really don’t give a shit what his other cons and games are.