Authorities have arrested a Maryland man they say referred to himself as “a joker” and threatened to carry out a shooting at his workplace, Fox News has learned.
Police arrested 28-year-old Neil Prescott of Crofton, Md., after he allegedly called his employer and threatened to “shoot the place up,” a source close to the investigation told Fox News.
I liked this detail:
The suspect was also wearing a T-shirt that said, “Guns don’t kill people. I do,” when taken into custody, according to authorities.
I don’t have that one, but I do have one that says “When I SNAP, You’ll Be the First to Go.”
It was a gift. In poor taste.
I like tasteless gifts, though. I used to have the smileyface with the bullet hole in the forehead. Wore that one out.
(I have another that states, “Some days it’s just not worth chewing through the restraints.” The TSA bluehands enjoy that one when I’m flying somewhere.)
But this is the part that got my attention – the classic “junk-on-the-bunk” statement:
Police said that when they took the man into custody, they found an “arsenal” (love the scare quotes) of weapons inside his home. The Associated Press reports that a search of the suspect’s home turned up more than 20 guns, including assault rifles and handguns, and more than 400 rounds of ammunition.
Uh, I have more than 20 guns in my safe.
And I’ve got more than 400 rounds of .45 Long Colt alone.
Why do they continue to treat this like it’s unusual?
Oh, right – because FEAR!