Thursday, September 1, 2011
This may certainly be construed as offensive to the public
Excerpt: A 44-year-old Appleton man was taken into custody Wednesday for posting in a New York radio station's Internet chat room that he was planning a shooting spree.
Appleton police Sgt. Pat DeWall said detectives found the man at a computer at the Appleton Public Library, the same place where he posted his online threat a day earlier.
The man visited Hard Rock Radio Live's chat room about 11 a.m. Tuesday. He wrote that listeners should watch national news on Wednesday because he planned to "go on a shooting spree in Appleton, WI."
"I didn't really make too much of it (at first) because sometimes kids are kids and they are doing stuff," said Trevor Fenton, radio station co-owner and disc jockey, who called Appleton police from Windsor, Ontario, where he's based, after the man followed up by requesting Megadeth's "Killing is My Business … And Business is Good."