To many of us, this story of a man making threats against our community online may have boiled down to just another dumb person typing things he shouldn’t have. I get threats and bad comments daily on here. I have to wonder sometimes if it is just a difference of opinion or is the other person imbalanced on the other side. In this case, both seem to be true.
My first knowledge of Craig Jungwirth came because of his dealings with the Bear Weekend events here in Fort Lauderdale. There were talks of misappropriation of funds, scandal, banning prior supporters, and so many other crazy things, I just chalked it up to gay men getting all catty, pretentious, possessive, and ignorant. We’ve seen it all happen before in the planning of prides and events and someone knows better than the other and the men turn into boys wanting no one else to play with their toys.
When the Jungwirth threats appeared on Facebook, my first thought was, “not this drama again.” What I did not know was that this man has caused drama up and down the East Coast of the United States. There were so many people calling for his arrest and an end to the crazy. I had some friends, very well known people in the gay community (more so the bear community) sharing stories of how he traumatized and threatened them. I had a friend from Singapore state that he had heard of this guy and all of the turmoil he was causing.
Basically, after adding all of those things together, he sounded like a bag of crazy. I did our first story on him Beach Bear Scam Artist Threatens Orlando-Style Massacre and then FBI Questions, But Doesn’t Arrest Man Accused Of Wilton Manors Anti-Gay Threats. Now, there is another chapter in the story that has me and my friends and the LGBT community from Boston to Wilton Manors a little happier.
The man accused of making threats of a Pulse nightclub-style attack against the LGBT community in Wilton Manors was indicted Thursday for posting threatening communications, officials said.
Craig Allen Jungwirth, 50, is charged with the interstate transmission of a threatening communication, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
Jungwirth was arrested by the FBI in Orlando earlier this month and remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. He’s expected to be brought to South Florida to face the charge.
Jungwirth allegedly posted on social media threatening to launch a Pulse nightclub-type attack over Labor Day weekend.
“It’s time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS-infested losers,” Jungwirth allegedly wrote in one Facebook post.
“If you losers thought the Pulse Nightclub shooting was bad, wait ’til you see what I’m planning for Labor Day,” he allegedly wrote in another.
Jungwirth denied posting the threats when he was questioned by investigators, according to a criminal complaint.
If convicted, Jungwirth faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and up to a $250,000 fine, officials said. – nbcmiami.com
One thing I didn’t see was any mention of a psych evaluation.
May justice be served.