Florida Man Posted Threat To Shoot Up Disney World On Facebook

Derek Eitel

A Florida man was arrested after he posted a threat to a Facebook group that he would go on a mass shooting at Walt Disney World and then kill himself. According to the police report, the post read: "5 likes and I’ll go shoot up Disney and hang myself." 23-year-old Derek Eitel admitted to police that he wrote the post from his phone while he was at work.

The unnamed group has over 800 members who could all see his post. Two members of the group saw what Eitel wrote and immediately contacted law enforcement. 

Police charged Eitel with making written threats to kill or do bodily harm. They did not say whether he owned any guns or if he planned on actually following through with his threat. He was being held at the Brevard County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Photo: Brevard County Sheriff's Office


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