Occupy Protester Accused Of Making Bomb Threat To Police On Facebook
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – An Occupy Fort Myers demonstrator was arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat to the Fort Myers Police Department on his Facebook page over the weekend.
Ryan Komosinski, 22, was charged with threatening to discharge a destructive device after local police were made aware of the 22-year-old Cape Coral man making threats via Facebook on Saturday.
Police said they received an anonymous tip Saturday evening about a man who threatened to bomb the police department, according to police reports. Soon thereafter, FMPD was able to track down the Facebook post.
“I’m bombing the FMPD, f–k them,” he wrote on Facebook under the alias “Komo Ofm,” according to police.
Police were able to locate Komosinski later that night in downtown Fort Myers, where he admitted to posting the comment.
Police also found two derogatory posts from Komosinski directed at Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, who forced the city’s Occupy movement to move its camp for the second time in as many days.
“Sheriff Scott is a hellbent Nazi that should burn in his own burdens,” Komosinski wrote in one of the Facebook posts.
Fort Myers police spokeswoman Shelly Flynn told CBS Tampa that further examination by police discovered that Komosinski would not have actually gone forward with his threat.
“We did not find any evidence that Komosinski intended to carry out his threat to our department,” Flynn said. “However, it is a crime to make the threat.”
Komosinski’s arrest was the second such incident during the weekend involving Occupy Fort Myers. Constance Galati, 21, was arrested and charged with trespassing, resisting an officer, and battery of an officer early Friday, stemming from the Occupy demonstration being broken up Thursday night.
Currently, about 30 Occupy Fort Myers protesters continue to maintain their home base at Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Myers. One protester told the News-Press of Fort Myers that the group will plan to be at the church until Nov. 28, which will be followed by the group reflecting on its next move.