A Florida man who recently lost his job and was thrown out by his girlfriend has threatened to carry out a mass shooting over the weekend – telling his ex that "a good 100 killings would be nice," according to cops.
"I want to open fire to a large crowd of more than 3 miles," says Tristan Scott Wicks, 25, in an alleged text message to his ex
"I would like to break the world record for the longest confirmed murder so far, "" Add youth according to police. "I need a spotter."
Vicks, a Daytona Beach resident, was arrested Friday in Volusia County and charged with threatening to carry out a mass shooting. The local sheriff's office disclosed its text messages in a press release.
"The school is a weak target," Wicks argues. "More likely to open fire on a large crowd of people… I already have a place (laughing cry at emoji) is that bad?"
At one point, the cops said he admitted he could be arrested for his words.
"Well, even if you told someone, I say that I want to do it and think about it is not the same as actually doing it lol," Wix wrote. "Somehow I was hoping someone would come into my life, worth not doing it, for all those people (laughing cry of emoji). I'm not crazy, I just want to die and I want to have fun doing it, but I'm the most patient person in the world. "
Wix's ex showed MPs and was later tracked down to the local Winn-Dixie, where he was taken into custody without incident.
Initially, Wix told detectives he did not possess any firearm, "but is fascinated by the mass shootings." before CNN. "He has lost his job, lost his girlfriend, is depressed, has ammunition, and wants to be known as the most prolific killer in American history."
Despite their claims, authorities say they have resumed hunting with a .22 rifle. and 400 rounds at Wix's apartment while executing a search warrant. He was held without bond Sunday.
Wix's arrest comes just weeks after the deadly mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. A number of people have threatened to commit such scandals ̵
FBI officials recently told a congressional hearing that the bureau reportedly was investigating nearly 850 people as possible domestic terrorists. A Reuters / Ipsos poll released earlier this month found that nearly half of Americans believe the chances of another mass shooting to happen in the next three months are "very likely".