Feds drop criminal case against Florida man who threatened Pulse style shooting
Federal prosecutors have dropped the criminal case against an Orlando gay man accused of threatening the LGBTQ community with an attack worse than the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub, which left 49 dead and dozens wounded.
“None of you deserve to live. If you losers thought the Pulse nightclub shooting was bad, wait till you see what I’m planning for Labor Day,” Craig Jungwirth, 50, wrote in a Facebook post after his Beach Bear Weekend event was revealed to be a scam.
The decision to drop the charges comes six weeks after prosecutors publicly acknowledged in court that the evidence against him was “weak,” reports the Sun Sentinel.
When the Facebook user he sent the message to, David Herbert, told Jungwirth he was contacting the police, Jungwirth continued making threats.
“I’m gonna be killing you f*gs faster than the cops kill n**gers. It’s time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS infested losers,” he wrote. Wilton Manors has a large gay population.
Jungwirth was facing up to five years in prison if convicted.