Facebook is many things but it’s becoming clear that it’s full of ‘stranger danger’!
Some of those online ‘friends’ you talk to everyday are a bit unstable and this story is yet another example of why you may need to clean out your ‘friends’ list soon.
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A Jacksonville, FL man was arrested last Saturday after he made death threats to a Facebook ‘friend’ he’s never met in real life!
Details about this bizarre ‘Facebook Fail’ below…
Happens all the time right?
Well, in one woman’s experience, the random insults turned to death threats and now Chris McCall, 28 is being held on an $85,000 bond in Duval County Jail.
According to Jacksonville News, McCall and the unidentified woman had two mutual friends, so she added him as a friend and didn’t think much of it — until she made a simple post asking about how to install a PlayStation 4.
“Basically, (he was) calling me names: ‘It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, you’re dumb,’ and saying all these types of weird things, and I’m like, ‘Who is this guy?’”
She said after commenting back, things began to escalate, so she deleted his comments and asked him to leave her alone in a private message. Then she blocked him. But the woman said he used a different Facebook page to comment back.
McCall writes, “You Blocked me … well F you … Keep playing with me, I’m gonna kill your son too … got a problem … call me..” McCall wrote. He then left his number.
He also posted he was glad the woman’s husband, who was killed four years ago, was dead. She said the most alarming thing was the threat toward her 5-year-old son.
“He’s a child,” she said. “Why would you? Something is wrong with you. You said you want to kill a child? My son. I don’t even know this guy. He’s crazy.”
The woman reported the messages to authorities and now McCall has to answer to a judge on January 31st.
In 2010, he was found guilty of threatening to kill another woman for blocking him on Facebook. He was sentenced to 42 days, but also credited that same amount for time served.
In 2015, a woman filed a police report saying he threatened her too, posting, “Putting a hit out on this B. Inform the blank that I’m going to kill her, and her family, and if (she) has kids, I’m going to kill them too.”
In that case, police attempted to get an arrest warrant, but according to court records, no arrest was ever made.
These days, with social media being so prevalent the best thing you can do is to not add anyone to Facebook you don’t know personally, and keep the information on your page vague. Unfortunately many believe that numbers count, so that’s not going to work for some of you guys.
You should also make sure you don’t include personal information that someone could track you down with.
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What do you think of this weird Facebook death threat encounter?