Meet Anthony Strangis, one of the subjects of Netflix’s Bad Vegan. So, after the who premiered viewers wanted to learn more about him besides his scam and arrest. Here we discuss his age, net worth, parents, and his marriages.
Keep reading to learn more about him.
Meet Anthony Strangis, One Of The Subjects Of Netflix’s Bad Vegan
Anthony, the ex-husband of Sarma Melngailis, was the co-defendant and one of the subjects of Netflix’s Bad Vegan. The show premiered on 16 March 2022 which is the new true-crime drama offering from the streaming giant. The show explores how explores the story of the downfall of Sarma, her New York establishment Pure Food and Wine, and becoming a “vegan fugitive.”
To briefly unfold, viewers see how a man named Shane Fox AKA Anthony met Sarma Melngailis on Twitter in 2013. They fall in love with each other and get married. However, she starts funneling money from the restaurant’s fund and sending it to Anthony for several unusual reasons.
Anthony allegedly manipulated her into believing that he could make her and her beloved pit bull immortal (which he denied). A source close to Sarma described a scenario in which Anthony resorted to cult-like techniques, including gaslighting, sleep deprivation, and sexual humiliation, to control her.
They went on a run after stealing a staggering $2 million from the restaurant and its staff. They were hiding in $99-a-night Fairfield Inn & Suites, a Tennessee motel, and made the mistake of ordering a Domino’s pizza which helped authority track and led to their arrest.
Anthony reportedly spent $1 million at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and an additional $200,000 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. On top of that, he spent $10,000 on Uber rides, about $70,000 in European Vacation, and $80,000 on luxury watches.
Where Is Anthony Strangis Today?
As reported, Anthony Strangis was scheduled to be released from prison on 22 May 2017 from Rikers Island. On the day of his release, he was supposed to start his five-year probation and should come to an end by May 2022. He largely disappeared from the public eyes after the incident.
Allen Salkin, from Vanity Fair, explained, “Anthony sat in Rikers basically for most of a year, while the legal process went on. So, ultimately, when he pled guilty to the charges, he’d almost served all his time already as he’d never made bail.” His bail amount was set at $350,000, no one offered to pay for it.
Anthony rejected to comment on the makers of Bad Vegan. But at the end of the series, a phone call between Sarma and Anthony is played which is from 2019. Anthony says, “I miss you I do miss you I love you. You’re the smartest person I’ve ever met, OK. And you’re the most beautiful thing.”
Whereas, his ex-wife and co-defendant Sarma is active on social media and even promoted the show. She was living in Harlem, a New York apartment which she reportedly sublet and is believed to be living with friends now.
Anthony also had a criminal past. He was previously arrested for grand theft and impersonating a police officer long before he met Sarma.
Anthony Strangis Net Worth
As of 2022, Anthony Strangis should have a net worth under $200 thousand.
Are Anthony Strangis And Sarma Melngailis Still Together?
No, Anthony and Sarma Melngailis are no longer together.
Does Anthony Strangis Have A New Wife?
Since Anthony Strangis fled from the public eyes, there is no information on his current whereabouts and his relationship status. He was previously married to Stacy Strangis. According to New York Post, Anthony was married to her till 2010. Anthony and his now-former wife, Stacy shared wedding vows in 2003.
Anthony’s father served the Brockton Police Department for nearly 25 years and retired in 1989.
However, Stacy had to publish a notice of action for dissolution of marriage in various newspapers since her husband ditched her when their son, Riley, was 8 months old. In 2016, Stacy was in Palmetto, Florida. Speaking with The Post, she said, “I’ve never heard from him again.”
How Old Is Anthony Strangis?
Reportedly born in December 1980, Anthony Strangis turned 41 years old in 2021.
Is Anthony Strangis On Instagram?
No, Anthony Strangis doesn’t seem to be on Instagram. He once had a Twitter account with 50k followers.
What Is Anthony Strangis Ethnicity?
Because the last name Strangis is common in Italy, Anthony could be of Italian-American ethnicity.
Who Are Anthony Strangis Parents?
Anthony Strangis was born to his father John J Strangis. Sr. John Strangis married two times and had two wives namely Eleanor M. Ellie Strangis of Brockton and Patricia Strangis of Fairhaven. He died on 6 July 2012
Anthony has one half-brother John J. Strangis Jr. and a sister named Lori J. Strangis both of Brockton. His brother John told New York Post, “Even as a teenager he wanted to live that millionaire type of lifestyle but didn’t want to put any work into doing [it].”
How Tall Is Anthony Strangis?
Anthony stood tall to the height of 6-foot-2 inches.
Was Anthony Strangis A Navy Seal?
Based on the show, Anthony Strangis was never in Navy Seal. However, he had convinced his ex-wife that he was one. He shared with her that she had already retired by the time he met his first wife Stacy in 2004.
Anthony told her that he was shot in the line of action in the chest. Stacy told The Post, “I would always see what I thought were bandages [on] his chest. Come to find out, he was just taping his man boobs down. He’s a sociopath. I feel bad for him Melngailis”.