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Florida Man Arrested In Walmart Terror Threat Called Himself “Registered Republican” And “White Nationalist”

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Via the Orlando Sentinel

FBI agents waited more than an hour at the Winter Park home of Richard Dean Clayton’s parents before the 26-year-old entered unannounced through the back door. The agents said Clayton, who had threatened to shoot up a Walmart, was “manic” — erratic, paranoid and profane.

Clayton was arrested after agents with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and Florida Department of Law Enforcement flagged Facebook posts they said the young man made under a false name, including one that said, “3 more days of probation left then I get my AR-15 back. Don’t go to Walmart next week.”

That was Aug. 4, one day after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Other posts allegedly made by Clayton include rants about social media censorship and one in which he describes himself as a white nationalist.

This is an expert from one of Richard Dean Clayton’s posts:

“Everyone [in real life] calls me a ‘Nazi’ despite my countless attempts to correct their assumptions about my political beliefs by claiming that I am simply a white nationalist and registered Republican. And the only reason I balk at the terminology normies use to describe me is because I don’t fully understand national socialism’s economic principles, and because capitalist, corporate America has done very well for my family, as well as for many other families like mine.”

Clayton is being held on a $15,000 bond at the Orange County Florida jail, Clayton is facing a second-degree felony charge. The Florida stauet says that any “written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism,’ is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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3 thoughts on “Florida Man Arrested In Walmart Terror Threat Called Himself “Registered Republican” And “White Nationalist””

  1. Why is he not being treated at a facility, (locked), for his mania. He is most likely bi-polar or has another real mental health condition, with the description given of his behavior by the police & FBI that arrested him at his parents home. He seemed to be agitated, with the description given. I am not saying this should go for every case. I’ve worked with many individuals in the mental health field and he seems to fit the profile of an untreated individual either not medicated, or he is self medicating or using drugs he can get his hands on. He needs to be locked up and should have a higher bond than given. If I lived in the area, it certainly wouldn’t make me feel safe, knowing how low his bond is without being told he is receiving treatment while being held. I think when people are in this state, their denial of treatment takes away their right to be able to be out on the streets if bond it paid. Plainly put we have a lot of crazies out there, and one of them is living in D.C. at the People’s House on Pennsylvania Ave.
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