An obscene Beast of Blenheim parody earned a rebuke from the Justice Minister before it was abruptly shut down.
The Twitter account emerged after outrage over sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson's transfer to a house in the grounds of Whanganui Prison. Most of the tweets were too offensive for publication.
The tweeter, pretending to be The Beast, followed a group of journalists and tourism agencies, and told Talkback host Michael Laws: "What's the big idea in trying to keep me out of Whanganui? You're not even my type."
He also goaded league star Manu "The Beast" Vatuvei: "Sit down ... there's only one beast in New Zealand. Don't make me hitch hike to Auckland to show you who's boss."
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The office of Justice Minister Judith Collins was disgusted. Twitter suspended the account.