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A man upset about being a virgin claimed in a post on social media that he planned to “make it right by killing as many girls as I see” during a mass shooting, according to court documents.
Christopher Wayne Cleary, 27, was taken into custody at a McDonald's in Provo, Utah after Denver police were notified of the threats by multiple women and became concerned that Cleary might decide to target one of several women’s marches in Utah last weekend, according to KSTU Fox13. They were able to track him to the restaurant through his phone.
In the now deleted post, Cleary alleged wrote:
“All I wanted was a girlfriend, not 1000 not a bunch of hoes not money none of that. All I wanted was to be loved, yet no one cares about me I’m 27 years old and I’ve never had a girlfriend before and I’m still a virgin, this is why I’m planning on shooting up a public place soon and being the next mass shooter cause I’m ready to die and all the girls the turned me down is going to make it right by killing as many girls as I see.”
Cleary, who has been charged with one count of threat of terrorism and violation of probation, also reportedly wrote in another post that “There’s nothing more dangerous than a man ready to die,” according to court documents obtained by the station.
After learning of the alleged threats, officers enlisted the help of FBI agents in Colorado who were able to determine Cleary’s location and notify authorities in Utah.
After he was taken into custody by the FBI and the Utah County Major Crimes Task Force, Cleary allegedly admitted to writing the posts but told a detective he had been “upset and not thinking clearly when he did so,” according to documents obtained by the Denver Post.
He said he later took down the threats after people called him and threatened him, according to investigators.
It isn’t his first brush with the law. He is also currently on probation after a felony conviction for stalking and making repeated communication of domestic violence in January 2018. He also had a stalking conviction in 2016, the Denver Post reports.
According to the probable cause statement obtained by the paper, Cleary made suicidal threats and said he planned to kill himself by handcuffing himself to a “tree in the middle of nowhere where no one could hear him scream.”
Cleary was booked into the Utah County Jail.
[Photo: Utah County Sheriff’s Office]
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