Monday, February 2, 2015

John Wesley Jermyn aka "Crazy Robertson" the dancing phenom in Los Angeles, California

John Wesley Jermyn, Wes Jermyn, John Jermyn, Crazy Robertson, Beverly Hills, roller skates, dancer
John Wesley Jermyn was born August 5, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. Father John Bruce Jermyn 1919 - 1980 born in Canada. Father went to Beverly Hills High School and played on the baseball and basketball teams. Father attended UC Berkeley with a degree in business administration. Mother is Olga Estrada born in 1920 - 1983 in Mexico. Sister Beverly born in 1943.

John was named after his paternal grandfather born in Canada 1879 died 1951. His grandfather was an attorney who became the branch manager of Manufacturers Life Insurance. Here is his obituary, John W Jermyn. Funeral services for John Wesley Jermyn, former attorney and later branch manager of the Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. here and in Portland, Oregon, who died Thursday at his home at 1636 S Beverly Glen Blvd., will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Rosedale Cemetery. He leaves his widow, Bessie, two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Prior and Mrs. Constance Duval, both of Los Angeles, and a son, J. Bruce Jermyn, Santa Barbara.
~Los Angeles Times, Feb 4, 1951" His fraternal grandmother is Bessie Hoffman 1888-1981.

Below is his family tree. Family is Irish, English who came to the US via Canada. Mother's parents were Mexican.

John Wesley Jermyn, Wes Jermyn, John Jermyn, Crazy Robertson, Beverly Hills, roller skates, dancer

Growing up John went by his middle name Wesley or Wes. He attended Los Angeles Baptist High School class of 1969. He was on the basketball and baseball team, loved to surf. He later attended Pepperdine University in Malibu from 1970 to 1973. He was on the baseball team playing infield during that time.

June 12 1969 Van Nuys news "WES JERMYN DRAFTED BY KANSAS CITY Infielder Wes Jermyn of Los Angeles Baptist High School has been selected by the Kansas City Royals of the American League on the 10th round of the major free agent draft. Jermyn, a 6 ft. 2 in. 185 pound senior, played one year at L.A. Baptist after transferring from Black- Foxe Academy (military school). He led the Olympic League in batting during 1968 with an average of .444." He had 11 doubles at Pepperdine university in 1972 which was the record that year. He played professional baseball in 1973. He's listed at 6'2" 195 lbs.  Photos below from Los Angeles Baptist High School 1968 and 1969. He played Varsity basketball and baseball both years.

John Wesley Jermyn, Wes Jermyn, John Jermyn, Crazy Robertson, Beverly Hills, roller skates, dancer, baseball

John Wesley Jermyn, Wes Jermyn, John Jermyn, Crazy Robertson, Beverly Hills, roller skates, dancer, baseball

John Wesley Jermyn, Wes Jermyn, John Jermyn, Crazy Robertson, Beverly Hills, roller skates, dancer, baseball

John Wesley Jermyn, Wes Jermyn, John Jermyn, Crazy Robertson, Beverly Hills, roller skates, dancer, baseball

John Wesley Jermyn, Wes Jermyn, John Jermyn, Crazy Robertson, Beverly Hills, roller skates, dancer, baseball

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John Wesley Jermyn, Wes Jermyn, John Jermyn, Crazy Robertson, Beverly Hills, roller skates, dancer

John Wesley Jermyn, Wes Jermyn, John Jermyn, Crazy Robertson, Beverly Hills, roller skates, dancer

His schizophrenia caused him to deteriorate from 1973 and on. Because he went to military school I believe he started exhibiting symptoms earlier. His sister Beverly and mother Olga tried to save him but couldn't. They always took care of his bills, made sure he had food. He has a trust fund controlled by his sister. Finally in 2013 he was accepted into a housing program for mentally ill in Hollywood on Vine. He has his own apartment and takes the bus to Will Rogers park most days. Even after he got an apartment he still has trouble with BH police.

I've met him quite a few times from 1978 to the present. In 1978 I was a major roller skater even competing in races. Skates were my main form of transportation at that time. I'd pass by him near El Rodeo on Wilshire and Santa Monica. He'd nod to my skates and I'd tip my head.

He used to skate all covered up in black fabric. I assumed he was black. Finally city of BH told him he couldn't wear fabric covering his face so he removed his face fabric. I doubt today they'd force someone to remove their head, face scarf. He mainly did it because of the sun. Imagine eight hours of dancing, roller skating, biking a day. He then started wearing the visor to keep the sun off of him.

He speaks in a very soft voice. He will softly answer a question then his answers tend to trail off. He is against money. I'm glad the three guys who used him to sell expensive tshirts are gone. I believe they did take advantage of his schizophrenia. They used his mental illness to sell stupid shirts. Thankfully his sister Beverly takes care of him.

Wes reminds me of Slomo. Slomo had a medical diagnosis which made him quit medicine. He decided to just to what felt good for the rest of his life. He wanted to get away from materialism. He would skate on the beach path in San Diego just gliding to music. Slomo easily communicates with others. He functions in the real world.

Links to articles about John Wesley Jermyn

Was found guilty of the following charges between 1988 and 2013 in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills. He was charged with many more but they were all dismissed:

415.  Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment
in the county jail for a period of not more than 90 days, a fine of
not more than four hundred dollars ($400), or both such imprisonment
and fine:
   (1) Any person who unlawfully fights in a public place or
challenges another person in a public place to fight.
   (2) Any person who maliciously and willfully disturbs another
person by loud and unreasonable noise.
   (3) Any person who uses offensive words in a public place which
are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction.

419. Every person who has been removed from any lands by process of law, or who has removed from any lands pursuant to the lawful adjudication or direction of any Court, tribunal, or officer, and who afterwards unlawfully returns to settle, reside upon, or take possession of such lands, is guilty of a misdemeanor. - See more at:

245 a
245.  (a) (1) Any person who commits an assault upon the person of
another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm shall
be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or
four years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a
fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the
fine and imprisonment.

148 a
148.  (a) (1) Every person who willfully resists, delays, or
obstructs any public officer, peace officer, or an emergency medical
technician, as defined in Division 2.5 (commencing with Section 1797)
of the Health and Safety Code, in the discharge or attempt to
discharge any duty of his or her office or employment, when no other
punishment is prescribed, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding
one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail
not to exceed one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.

602.  Except as provided in subdivisions (u), (v), and (x), and
Section 602.8, every person who willfully commits a trespass by any
of the following acts is guilty of a misdemeanor:
 (j) Building fires upon any lands owned by another where signs
forbidding trespass are displayed at intervals not greater than one
mile along the exterior boundaries and at all roads and trails
entering the lands, without first having obtained written permission
from the owner of the lands or the owner's agent, or the person in
lawful possession.

Beverly Hills municipal code
5-6-1304: LEAVING PERSONAL PROPERTY ON PUBLIC WAYS: No person shall leave or permit to remain on any public street, greenbelt, median island, parking

Beverly Hills municipal code


A. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, ride, or propel any bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or similar type device on the sidewalk in any business district. For purposes of this section, "business district" shall be defined as designated in section 235 of the state Vehicle Code; "skateboard" shall mean a board, of any material, which has wheels attached to it and which is propelled or moved by human, gravitational, or mechanical power, and to which there is not affixed any device or mechanism to turn and control the wheels. "Roller skate" shall mean any footwear, or device which may be attached to feet or footwear, to which wheels are attached and such wheels may be used to aid the wearer in moving.


It shall be the duty of every person installing, operating, or maintaining any electrical or mechanical machine or device which might interrupt, interfere with, or prevent the clear and satisfactory operation of any police or fire shortwave length radio transmitter or receiver to shield all such machines and devices and the places where they are installed, operated, or maintained so as to prevent such interruption or interference. (1962 Code § 4-13.04)

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