Stuck in the Elevator Guy
|Stuck in the Elevator Guy|
Traditional Depiction of S.I.T.E.G.
David E. Morgan
Customer, Soundboard, Prank Call Victim
City of Business
Utica, New York
Former owner of Kitty's On The Canal; Currently owns Blue Flag Room; jailbird
1957 (age 61–62)
Cynthia R. "Kitty" Morgan (née Palmisano)
"Stuck in the Elevator Guy" (real name: Dave Morgan) was until recently, the owner and manager of the upscale Blue Flag Room restaurant in Utica, New York. Unlike most recordings, he was initially not a prank call victim (this has since changed, see below); instead, a recording of his call to a customer service center was leaked online.
The call contains a recording of him screaming profanely at Mike, a customer service employee of the company who manufactured the elevator installed in Kitty’s On The Canal, the restaurant that Dave Morgan owned and operated at the time. In the call, Morgan is quite irate at the company as a whole, and threatens (metaphorically) to cause harm to the repairman when he shows up and the company at their own headquarters.
When asked if a passenger is inside the stuck elevator and Dave replies in the positive, the company employee tries to get more information on the situation. This keeps Morgan enraged, causing him to accuse the employee of considering him stupid, and leading him to make a sarcastic remark about how there is a Martian inside of the elevator. In the end, the company just tells him to call 911 to handle the problem and they'll send a repairman to his location.
Stuck in the Elevator Guy becomes a Prank Victim
Dave Morgan was already well-known to the Prank Calling Community for quite sometime, thanks to the widely-distributed leaked recording of his irate call to the elevator company. More than one soundboard of his voice was available online and many prank calls had been made with them to other victims. Morgan himself, however, seemed to be blissfully unaware of his internet fame and so far as is known, had never been pranked. But, this was about to change.
On June 4, 2012, the YouTube uploader and prankster, Picklepranks, called Morgan's own restaurant several times with a soundboard of his voice. After cursing-out and annoying several staff members, he started trying to get the real Dave Morgan on the phone, but he was apparently not in the building. All was not lost, however and on the final call, a well-meaning female employee was successfully duped into revealing Morgan's cell phone number. After posting the video on YouTube, Picklepranks asked for suggestions for soundboards to call him with and within hours, had posted a brand new set of calls to Dave himself from the Bail Bondsman.
Though obviously irritated by the calls, Morgan managed to keep his cool for the most part, but still displayed hints of his infamous temper, insulting the Bail Bondsman multiple times and repeatedly questioning his intelligence, before finally concluding that he was "an absolute bumbling fool".
At the time, it was anticipated that this would merely be the first of many new calls to this victim, but Morgan apparently caught on and stopped answering his cell phone after the Bail Bondsman calls. However, in April 2013, the YouTube uploader and prankster deathskull99 was able to briefly get through to him, although Morgan apparently suspected it was a prank call and hung-up after only a few seconds without saying anything funny.
Insurance Fraud Conviction and Prison Sentence
In February 2013, Dave Morgan and his wife 54-year-old wife, Cynthia, along with accomplices Joseph Demme, Michael Matrulli and Joseph Dellerba, were convicted in federal court in Syracuse, New York on charges of perpetrating a million-dollar insurance fraud. Their conviction is the result of a joint investigation by the FBI and the New York State Insurance Frauds Bureau. The Morgans and their accomplices were arrested on August 23, 2012. It is currently unknown how long they were under investigation.
The charges stemmed from a staged automobile accident on March 20, 2006 in Utica, in which a Ryder rental truck driven by Dave was deliberately crashed into a Ford van on Harbor Lock Road. Cynthia Morgan, the apparent mastermind behind the scheme, then falsely claimed to be injured and subsequently collected over $108,000 under personal injury, no fault, and disability polices from Progressive Insurance and Mutual of Omaha, as well as an additional $30,000 payment to settle a civil lawsuit. The scheme had reportedly been in the works since 2005.
Cynthia Morgan was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison and will undergo three years of law enforcement supervision, following her release.
According to court documents, Dave plead guilty on all charges and was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday, March 12, but this was later pushed back to Friday, July 26 and finally, mid-August. In spite of his guilty plea, Dave continued to deny all involvement in the insurance scam, claiming during a May 12 phone interview with the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper, that he had been charged with mail fraud, because a settlement check written to his wife also contained his name. Nevertheless, on August 13, 2013, Dave was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Norman A. Mordue, to a term of 21 months in federal prison, with three years of post-release supervision when he gets out and ordered to pay restitution in excess of $1.4 million dollars. More details to follow as they become available.
Accomplice Joseph Dellerba was sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison and was ordered to pay $102,111 in fines immediately. The other two accomplices, Joseph Demme and Michael Matrulli, are scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, March 11 and Thursday, March 14 respectively.
In addition, the five defendants have been ordered to jointly pay $1.4 million in restitution to the insurance companies, based on the total amount they had collectively received in payments from their scam.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward R. Broton.
Morgan is now out of prison, and has opened a new Kitty's in New Hartford, which is operated by his son. 
Reported Health Problems
According to Utica Topix Forums discussing Dave, he reportedly suffered a heart attack after many years of apparent cocaine usage. It has also been noted on the same forums that Dave may suffer from bipolar disorder, which may have led to his infamous outbursts.
- "I'm so sick of this piece of shit I have to deal with, you people, it's the worst elevator in the world!"
- "I'm gonna plow it out and come ram it up your fuckin noses, get 'em here NOW!"
- "Mike, listen, just get me the fuckin elevator fixed. that slut that was on the phone earlier. 16 Harbor Lock Road, Utica, New York, NOW!"
- "(315) 266-0629. You're the worst company in the world."
- "Dallas!? (In response to the employee stating where they were based out of) "Go stick it up your ass ya fuckin' assholes!"
- "You know you motherfuckers think I'm a dumb- dumb; that cocksucker better be here now! NOW !"
- "if the motherfuckers (the repairmen) aren't here in five fuckin' minutes, I'm gonna puch the guy in the face when he gets here!"
- "Theres two floors, are you people that ignorant? Do you not know what fuckin elevators are what building?"
- " I don't know what floor, sir. There's only 2 fuckin floors. Theres a 50/50 fuckin' chance, you take a guess."
- "I'm so fucking mad, it's the worst peice of equip-you oughta' fuckin, you oughta' take a gun and you oughta' blow your brains out for manufacturing this piece of shit that you manufacture.''
- "WHAT THE FUCK AM I STUPID?! 16 HARBOR LOCK ROAD, UTICA NEW YORK!"
- "My name is Dave Morgan and I'm the owner.- And I should come there and punch you all in the fuckin' face for this fuckin' shit you sell me"!
- "The only fucking one (elevator) in the building you dumb fuck."
- "No there's a Martian in there, he climbed through the roof."
- "fuckin' ele fuckin', just fix it!"
- "What am I, stupid? Did you not hear me, you imbecile, get the fuckin guy here now!"
- "'Cause you're an idiot!"
- "But if you're in--whatever business you proclaim to be in--you should be out of business! You're an absolute bumbling fool. Have a good day! You have the wrong number."
- "I feel sorry for ya. I will say a prayer for you. Have a nice day."
- "Woaaawww..." (Mocking the Bail Bondsman's "Wow")
- "What are you wowin' about!?"
- "I don't know who you are; who the fuck are you, quit calling my phone."
- "Are you people STUPID?"
- "My name is Dave FUCKIN Morgan and I'm IN THE ELEVATOR!"
- "You fuckin slut!"
- "You fuckin piece of shit!"
- There's a fuckin piece of shit in there!"
- "Yeah no there's shit in there!"
- "Did you fuckin hear me?"
- "Listen just get me Dave Morgan."
- "You cocksucker!"
- "Fuckin ele fuckin, just fuckin fix it!"
- "I'm gonna take a fuckin' gun and blow your brains out!"
- "that fuck was on the phone earlier."
- "You're the worst company in the world, and I'm the owner!"
- "I'm gonna fuckin take a gun and blow your brains out."
- "You fuckin' slut!"
|September 25, 2008||Stuck In The Elevator PT2 Crank Call||YouBeenPranked||Female victim||This was the debut of the victim soundboard.|||
|June 10, 2009||Stuck In Elevator Guy Calls A Hotel||Koms594||Male victim|||
|June 13, 2009||Stuck in the elevator guy calls payphone||Nomadcowatbk||Various|||
|July 26, 2009||Stuck in the Elevator Guy calls bar payphone||Nomadcowatbk||Various|||
|August 1, 2009||Stuck in the Elevator Guy Prank Call||Andrewvanrhoberts||Male victim|||
|N/A||Stuck In The Elevator Guy Is Stuck In The Wrong State||Brian79camino||Male victim|||
|N/A||Stuck In The Elevator Guy And ECL Scream Together||Brian79camino||Female victim|||
|N/A||Stuck In The Elevator Guy Keeps Having Bad Luck With Elevators And Duncan Is Mental||Brian79camino||Male victim|||
|N/A||Stuck In The Elevator Guy Is Stuck Again||Brian79camino||Female victim|||
|N/A||Stuck In The Elevator Guy, D&A Lady, Sal, And ECL||Brian79camino||Female victim|||
|N/A||Redneck Bitch And Stuck In The Elevator Guy call a Junk Car Removal Service||Brian79camino||Male victim|||
|N/A||Sal With Stuck In The Elevator Guy||Brian79camino||Female victim|||
|July 19, 2010||1-800-Flowers Harassment Pt. 2||SBRaiderX0197||1-800-Flowers|||
|July 19, 2010||Stuck in the elevator guy calls his elevator company||SBRaiderX0197||Female victim|||
|October 29, 2010||ABG, LIFE COACH, DAVE MORGAN (aka Old Man Stuck in Elevator) calls||Lyfestyle17||Female victim|||
|November 23, 2010||Stuck in the Elevator Guy Rampage||Joeiskool24||Various|||
|May 3, 2011||Life Coach With Stuck In The Elevator Guy (problems with pets and elevators)||Brian79camino|||
|June 21, 2011||Stuck in the Elevator Guy calls the White Ass American||Calliwoodproduction||Male victim|||
|August 3, 2011||Stuck in the Elevator guy calls an elevator repair company||CaptainSoundboard|||
|August 4, 2011||Stuck In the Elevator Guy Calls an Elevator Inspection Company||Deathskull99|||
|August 6, 2011||Stuck in the Elevator Guy calls some elevator repair companies||CaptainSoundboard||Various|||
|2012||Dave Morgan is trapped in an elevator||N/A|||
|February 14, 2012||Guy Stuck in Elevator Calls for Help||Picklepranks||Various|||
|February 18, 2012||Stuck in Elevator Guy Calls the Wrong Company (repeatedly)||Picklepranks|||
|March 4, 2012||Stuck in Elevator Guy Calls a Canadian Hotel||Picklepranks|||
|March 14, 2012||Dave Morgan Has a Hearing Problem||Picklepranks|||
|March 18, 2012||Dave Morgan Has a Close Encounter of the Third Kind|||
|April 29, 2012||Stuck in the Elevator Guy calls a NY Elevator Repair Company||Picklepranks|||
|May 3, 2012||Stuck In The Elevator Guy needs help again!||YouBeenPranked|||
|May 9, 2012||Stuck in the Elevator Guy Harrasses Canadian Taxi Companies||Picklepranks|||
|May 15, 2012||Stuck In The Elevator Guy needs a Taxie||YouBeenPranked|||
|May 22, 2012||Jack Nicholson needs a hotel (Cameo Stuck In The Elevator Guy)||YouBeenPranked|||
|June 4, 2012||Dave Morgan Calls His Own Place of Business||Picklepranks||Blue Flag Room|||
|June 4, 2012||Real DAVE MORGAN (Stuck in the Elevator Guy) called by Bail Bondsman||Picklepranks||Stuck in the Elevator Guy|||
|June 11, 2012||Telemarketer Revenge 49: Just fix it!!||Revolverocelot2501||Various|||
|June 23, 2012||Dave Morgan Still Stuck in an Elevator!||Picklepranks|||
|June 26, 2012||Telemarketer Revenge 50: Vacations that won't give up (part the second)||Revolverocelot2501|||
|July 7, 2012||Dave Morgan Meets a Very Nice Lady||Picklepranks||Female victim|||
|July 11, 2012||Dave Morgan VS Shaw||Picklepranks|||
|July 31, 2012||Dave Morgan Is Stuck In The Elevator||SirCranksalot1|||
|July 31, 2012||Dave Morgan Is Stuck In The Elevator Again||SirCranksalot1|||
|August 10, 2012||Everyone is Stuck in the Elevator!||Picklepranks|||
|August 24, 2012||Dave Morgan Drives a Hotel Insane||Picklepranks|||
|August 26, 2012||Dave Morgan Can't Spell His Own Street Address||Picklepranks|||
|October 3, 2012||Dave Morgan Calls Best Western||CommunistPrankster|||
|October 15, 2012||Dave Morgan calls a dumb slut (of the breaking down kind)||Pranktz||Female victim|||
|December 12, 2012||Stuck in the Elevator Guy Calls Another Elevator Company||Deathskull99|||
|December 22, 2012||The Martians are Here!||DuncanAndFriends|||
|January 10, 2013||Dave Morgan Is Stuck at Midnight||Deathskull99|||
|January 10, 2013||Dave Morgan calls 1||CommunistPrankster|||
|January 11, 2013||Dave Morgan calls 2||CommunistPrankster|||
|January 16, 2013||Stuck In The Elevator Guy Is On The Receiving End||RapidRedial|||
|January 25, 2013||Dave Morgan calls 3||CommunistPrankster|||
|January 25, 2013||Dave Morgan calls 4||CommunistPrankster|||
|January 21, 2013||Stuck In The Elevator Guy Reopens Old Wounds||RapidRedial|||
|January 30, 2013||Stuck In The Elevator Guy Calls The Angry Cabbie||RapidRedial|||
|February 2, 2013||Special Vengeance 19: Scamming Finances (part the third)||Revolverocelot2501|||
|N/A||Stuck in Elevator Guy is Stuck & Angry||N/A|||
|March 13, 2013||Stuck In The Elevator Guy Calls More Angry Cabbies||RapidRedial||Various|||
|March 18, 2013||Duncan And Friends 2 - Prankathon 1||DuncanAndFriends|||
|April 16, 2013||Dave Morgan Calls a Condominium||Deathskull99||Various|||
|April 18, 2013||Bail Bondsman Calls Department Stores and Dave Morgan Calls a Hotel||Deathskull99|||
|April 22, 2013||Dave Morgan Is Stuck in a Hospital||Deathskull99||Drunk Al,
Stuck in the Elevator Guy, various
|May 2, 2013||Dave Morgan Irritates a Hotel||Deathskull99|||
|May 7, 2013||Duncan And Friends 2 - Prankathon 2||DuncanAndFriends|||
|May 11, 2013||Dave Morgan Can't Relax On His Vacation||GetYouSomeMoreDope|||
|May 29, 2013||Prank Call Spree - Collection Chaos||Mobiethian||Various|||
|June 8, 2013||Dave Morgan is trapped in an elevator in NYC once again||GetYouSomeMoreDope|||
|June 8, 2013||Dave Morgan searches for some sluts||Arnold Braunschweiger|||
|June 23, 2013||Dave Morgan searches for some more sluts||Arnold Braunschweiger|||
|June 23, 2013||Dave Morgan finds some sluts||Arnold Braunschweiger|||
|June 23, 2013||Respected Gentleman and some friends call Oklahoma||Brian king|||
|June 24, 2013||Dave Morgan Calls Ceaser's Palace||Billybob James|||
|July 25, 2013||Dave Morgan harasses New York Elevator Companies||Wilford Brimley||Various|||
|September 6, 2013||There's A Fucking Martian In Dave Morgan's Elevator||IntelligentApeMan||Otis Elevator customer service|||
- "A List of Prank Victims." Prank Victims Documents. N.p., 2009. Web. 15 Feb. 2012.
- Miner, Dan (July 14, 2010). "Former Kitty's owner wants equipment back". The Observer-Dispatch.
- Original Stuck in the Elevator Guy call on Realm of Darkness
- The Angry Manager With A Broken Elevator
- Dave Morgan Calls His Own Place of Business
- Real DAVE MORGAN (Stuck in the Elevator Guy) called by Bail Bondsman
- Dave Morgan Is Stuck in a Hospital on YouTube
- Former Kitty's on Canal co-owner sent to prison in scam case
- FBI.gov--Utica Woman Sentenced in Fraud Case
- NY Dept. of Financial Services--Arrest of Cynthia Morgan
- Former Utica Restaurant Owner Sentenced In Mail And Health Insurance Fraud Case
- Man sentenced for role in insurance scam from Utica car crash
- How Utica scammers netted more than $1 million after fake car crash
- Utica Man Sentenced In Insurance Fraud Case
- Utica-Area Man Sentenced in Insurance Fraud Case
- Dave Morgan - Blue Flag Room - On Utica, NY City Forums.
- Stuck In The Elevator PT2 Crank Call on YouTube
- Stuck In Elevator Guy Calls A Hotel on YouTube
- Stuck in the elevator guy calls payphone on YouTube
- Stuck in the Elevator Guy calls bar payphone on YouTube
- Stuck in the Elevator guy - Prank Call on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy Is Stuck In The Wrong State (reupload) on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy And ECL Scream Together (reupload) on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy Keeps Having Bad Luck With Elevators And Duncan Is Mental (reupload) on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy Is Stuck Again (reupload) on YouTube
- .Stuck In The Elevator Guy, D&A Lady, Sal, And ECL (reupload) on YouTube
- Redneck Bitch And Stuck In The Elevator Guy (reupload) on YouTube
- Sal With Stuck In The Elevator Guy on YouTube
- 1800-Flowers Harassment Pt. 2 on YouTube
- Stuck in the elevator guy calls his elevator company on YouTube
- ABG,LIFE COACH,DAVE MORGAN aka old man stuck in elevator calls on YouTube
- Stuck in the Elevator Guy Rampage on YouTube
- Life Coach With Stuck In The Elevator Guy (problems with pets and elevators) on YouTube
- stuck in the elevator guy calls the white ass american on YouTube
- Stuck in the Elevator guy calls an elevator repair company on YouTube
- Stuck In the Elevator Guy Calls an Elevator Inspection Company on YouTube
- Stuck in the Elevator Guy calls some elevator repair companies on YouTube
- Dave Morgan is trapped in an elevator on YouTube
- Guy Stuck in Elevator Calls for Help on YouTube
- Stuck in Elevator Guy Calls the Wrong Company (repeatedly) on YouTube
- Stuck in Elevator Guy Calls a Canadian Hotel on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Has a Hearing Problem on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Has a Close Encounter of the Third Kind on YouTube
- Stuck in the Elevator Guy calls a NY Elevator Repair Company on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy need help again! (Funny Prank) on YouTube
- Stuck in the Elevator Guy Harrasses Canadian Taxi Companies on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy needs a Taxie on YouTube
- Jack Nicholson needs a hotel (Cameo Stuck In The Elevator Guy) on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Calls His Own Place of Business on YouTube
- Real DAVE MORGAN (Stuck in the Elevator Guy) called by Bail Bondsman on YouTube
- Telemarketer Revenge 49: Just fix it!! on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Still Stuck in an Elevator! on YouTube
- Telemarketer Revenge 50: Vacations that won't give up (part the second) on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Meets a Very Nice Lady on YouTube
- Dave Morgan VS Shaw on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Is Stuck In The Elevator on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Is Stuck In The Elevator Again on YouTube
- Everyone is Stuck in the Elevator! on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Drives a Hotel Insane on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Can't Spell His Own Street Address on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Calls Best Western on YouTube
- Dave Morgan calls a dumb slut (of the breaking down kind) on YouTube
- Stuck in the Elevator Guy Calls Another Elevator Company on YouTube
- The Martians are Here! on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Is Stuck at Midnight on YouTube
- Dave Morgan calls 1 on YouTube
- Dave Morgan calls 2 on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy Is On The Receiving End - RAGE - Prank Call on YouTube
- Dave Morgan calls 3 on YouTube
- Dave Morgan calls 4 on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy Reopens Old Wounds - Prank Call on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy Calls The Angry Cabbie - Prank Call on YouTube
- Special Vengeance 19: Scamming Finances (part the third) on YouTube
- Stuck in Elevator Guy is Stuck & Angry (re-upload) on YouTube
- Stuck In The Elevator Guy Calls More Angry Cabbies - Prank Call on YouTube
- Duncan And Friends 2 - Prankathon 1 on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Calls a Condominium on YouTube
- Bail Bondsman Calls Department Stores and Dave Morgan Calls a Hotel on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Irritates a Hotel on YouTube
- Duncan And Friends 2 - Prankathon 2 on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Can't Relax On His Vacation on YouTube
- Prank Call Spree - Collection Chaos on YouTube
- Dave Morgan is trapped in an elevator in NYC once again on YouTube
- Dave Morgan searches for some sluts on YouTube
- Dave Morgan searches for some more sluts on YouTube
- Dave Morgan finds some sluts on YouTube
- Respected Gentleman and some friends call Oklahoma on YouTube
- Dave Morgan Calls Ceaser's Palace on YouTube
- Dave Morgan harasses New York Elevator Companies on YouTube
- There's A Fucking Martian In Dave Morgan's Elevator on YouTube