A right-wing extremist who threatened to “hunt” down and shoot LGBTQ+ Americans and their supporters at TARGET’s “across Phoenix, Arizona” was arrested over the weekend for a separate case, the Mesa Police Department said.
Via The Daily News:
Ethan Schmidt was taken into custody on Saturday during the March for our Lives demonstration at the Arizona State Capitol for reportedly failing to comply with a court order stemming from a case back in January, local television station KSAZ-TV reported. “On the original case, he was charged for violating an order against harassment. A local business had taken out an order against harassment on Ethan and he had been served with the paperwork. Ethan allegedly violated the order by contacting the business after being served. He was charged with a misdemeanor and a warrant was issued for his arrest,” police said.
Last month we reported here that Schmidt appeared in a video shared on social media saying that he would expose “satanic Pride shrines” across the country, and would “find and kill” all the LGBT supporters and all the employees that support it.”
““I also like to hunt LGBT supporters on my free time. That’s one of my favorite pastimes,” he continued, saying that he was going to go on “hunting expeditions pretty soon, hunting the LGBT supporters across Arizona and Phoenix … If you support the LGBT agenda, you’re not safe.” – Ethan Schmidt
Schmidt was reported to various government agencies after his threats to kill were posted. There is no word if the FBI ever looked into it all.