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.”
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.
FDLE arrests Richard Clayton for written threats after an investigation by FDLE, FBI’s JTTF, Winter Park PD.— FDLE (@fdlepio) August 10, 2019
Clayton wrote on Facebook, “3 more days of probation left then I get my AR-15 back. Don’t go to Walmart next week.” #SeeSomethingSaySomething https://t.co/Hm8BA6sgcl pic.twitter.com/7LAjVQq7aN
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