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Florida Man Allegedly Said He Would Shoot Up Disney World And Kill Himself For Facebook Likes
“5 likes and I'll go shoot up Disney and hang myself," Derek Eitel allegedly posted in a Facebook group.
A Florida man allegedly said he would shoot up Disney World and then kill himself — if he got five likes on a Facebook post.
Derek Eitel, of Cocoa, allegedly wrote Tuesday, "5 likes and I'll go shoot up Disney and hang myself," according to an arrest report obtained by Oxygen.com.
Eitel, 23, was arrested the same day and charged with written threat to kill or injure, a felony charge. He has booked on $100,000 bond, according to online jail records.
"The [Facebook] group has 848 members and the posting could be viewed by any of them,” his arrest report reads. “Two separate complainants reported the posting to law enforcement."
The name of that Facebook group has not been disclosed.
In an interview with investigators, Eitel allegedly admitted to writing the threat on his phone while he was at work, WKMG in Orlando reported. It's not clear where he works.
A Facebook profile, which appears to belong to Eitel, features a cover photo that says, “Better Off Gone.” His bio reads, "Just another Emo kid on the block."
Since Thursday, people have been publicly commenting on his most recent post, which received one like and one angry like, offering him “rope” to kill himself and hoping that the other prisoners will help end his life.
Not everyone was replying with cruel remarks.
“Like i said, everyone wants to be an advocate for helping people with depression, but when someone cries for help yall want to f---ing make jokes,” one person replied. Another said he was clearly depressed and that they hope he is getting the help he needs.
It’s not clear if Eitel has a lawyer at this time.
[Photo: Brevard County Sheriff's Office]