A Florida man is in hot water after making a mass shooting threat via text message saying he would make “Make Texas And Highland Park Look Like Child’s Play”.
According to police, on July 7, 2022, at approximately 2:19 p.m. Cape Coral Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit made contact with Ira Dennis Crosser Jr., 55, at his apartment with probable cause and an active warrant for his arrest for Written Threat to Conduct a Mass Shooting or an Act of Terrorism.
On July 7th, 2022, Detectives from the Cape Coral Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit were informed by a local law enforcement partner of a text message received by the reporting party from Mr. Crosser which detailed his intent to, “make Texas and Highland Park” look like “child’s play”.
In reference to the recent mass shooting that occurred on July 4th, 2022, in Highland Park, Illinois.
The investigation revealed that the reporting party was concerned based on Mr. Crosser’s alleged violent tendencies and access to weapons that he could carry out these threats.
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It was verified that the text messages were from Crosser and due to the exigent severity of these threats a search warrant was requested and approved through the 20th Judicial Circuit’s State Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Crosser was arrested and subsequently transported to Lee County Jail on a $25,000 bond. His first court hearing is scheduled for August 8 at 8:30 a.m.