Florida Man Threatens To “Make Texas And Highland Park Look Like Child’s Play”
A Florida man was arrested earlier this week for threatening to “make Texas and Highland Park” look like “child’s play” in a text message.
Ira Dennis Crosser Jr., 55, was apprehended at his home in Cape Coral and charged with one count of making a written threat to conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism.
A concerned citizen contacted the police with the message on Thursday afternoon.
“Keep an eye out on the news I’m fixing to make Texas and highland park look likes child’s play,” Crosser sent in a text message.
“These are the thing that happened when people get fed up with other people’s s*** and just f***** snap.”
A mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, recently left 19 children and two adults dead after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School.
In Highland Park, Illinois, a gunman opened fire at a parade on July 4th, killing seven people.
Crosser is currently being held at the Lee County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
“The investigation revealed that the reporting party was concerned based on Mr. Crosser’s alleged violent tendencies and access to weapons that he could carry out these threats,” the Cape Coral Police Department said Friday.
Crosser is due back in court on Aug. 8.