• 'Don't go to Walmart next week': Man arrested for making threat on Facebook, FDLE says

    By: Katlyn Brieskorn

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    WINTER PARK, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has arrested Richard Clayton, 26, of Winter Park for writing threats to kill or do bodily harm.

    Investigators said Clayton made a threat on Facebook that said: “3 more days of probation left then I get my AR-15 back. Don’t go to Walmart next week.”

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    Clayton appears to believe in the white supremacist ideology and has a history of posting threats on Facebook using fake accounts, investigators said.

    This comes after 22 people were killed in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart on Aug. 3.

    A neighbor of Clayton said this is becoming too common in the United States.

    "Look at all the ones that happen in Florida. We had Florida State a few years back with a student. We had Parkland down south. It's happening way too often in Florida, as well as the United States as a whole," said Evan Martinez.

     

    FDLE said Clayton was arrested Friday afternoon and was booked into the Orange County Jail. He is being held on a $15,000 bond.

     

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