Ex-PH2 sends us a link from MSN News which reports that a dingus from Missouri had planned to shoot up a theater during the movie “Twilight”, similar to the shootings in the Aurora, Colorado theater, until his mom called the cops and relayed her suspicions;
Blaec Lammers, 20, of Bolivar, is charged with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action. He was jailed in Polk County on $500,000 bond.
“Thankfully we had a responsible family member or we might have had a different outcome,” Bolivar Police Chief Steve Hamilton told The Associated Press. He said Lammers is under a doctor’s care for mental illness, and court documents said he was “off of his medication.”
Yeaah, well, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. If you see something, say something.
Police said Lammers bought one firearm Monday and another Tuesday. He then went to the Missouri town of Aldrich to practice shooting because he “had never shot a gun before and wanted to make sure he knew how they shot and how they functioned,” the probable cause statement said.
Hamilton said it appeared that Lammers obtained the firearms legally but that police were continuing to investigate “to determine how in fact he was able to obtain a permit.”
They really need to plug that hole.