We recently covered Craig Jungwirth’s threats in our post Beach Bear Scam Artist Threatens Orlando-Style Massacre. Last night was so confusing online with so many reports that Jungwirth was apprehended and in police custody. Even a local NBC station stated he was off the streets and in jail.
Authorities have arrested the Broward County man accused of making threats on social media targeting the LGBT community in Wilton Manors.
A Fort Lauderdale city commissioner confirmed to NBC 6 that Craig Jungwirth was taken into custody near Orlando. However, Wilton Manors Police have yet to confirm the report.
It’s not known what charges Jungwirth faces.
In a Facebook post, Jungwirth allegedly wrote,”It’s time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS-infested losers.”
In response to the online threats, some bars in Wilton Manors, like Rumors Bar and Grill, stepped up security with armed guards.
In another post, the suspect allegedly wrote “If you losers thought the Pulse Nightclub shooting was bad, wait ’til you see what I’m planning for Labor Day.”
Another post reads “I’m gonna be LOLing you f***** faster than cops kill n******. It’s time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS-infested losers.”
Jungwirth has a lengthy criminal history which includes stalking charges.
Police are asking anyone else who has been threatened by Jungwirth to call them.
Facebook has since deleted his profile. – nbcmiami.com
The news station’s report was based off of a Facebook post and I actually believed it. After seeing two of my Facebook friends that have been personally tormented by him post that he was captured, I did the same on Instinct that he was captured. I quickly took it down after conversing with my friend Jason Parsley at southfloridagaynews.com. This morning, his post was as follows:
UPDATE 10 A.M. Thursday: SFGN spoke to the Wilton Manors Police Department on Craig Jungwirth’s whereabouts and status. Jungwirth has been interviewed by the FBI; he is NOT in the Tri-county area and he is NOT in custody. “In the meantime … WMPD and our local law enforcement partners will provide extra patrol visibility for our community throughout the holiday weekend,” the WMPD police chief said. – southfloridagaynews.com