A Colorado man who complained on social media about being a 27-year-old virgin was arrested last weekend in Utah after allegedly threatening to kill “as many girls as I see.”
Christopher Wayne Cleary was arrested at a McDonald’s restaurant in Provo on Saturday after several women reported his Facebook post to Denver police, the Denver Post reported. He was booked into the Utah County Jail on making threats of terrorism, a third-degree felony. No bail amount was listed on the jail’s website.
Cleary’s threats were especially concerning on the same weekend of national Women’s Marches, including one in Provo and another in nearby Salt Lake City, authorities told the Post. Cleary was tracked to Provo, where he was staying at an Airbnb rental after arriving the previous day, the Provo Daily Herald reported.
The message on Cleary’s Facebook post read: “All I wanted was a girlfriend, not 1000 … not a bunch of hoes … I’ve never had a girlfriend before and I’m still a virgin, this is why I’m planning on shooting up a public place soon and being the next mass shooter cause I’m ready to die and all the girls the turned me down is going to make it right by killing as many girls as I see.”
Following his arrest, Cleary told authorities he was upset when he posted on Facebook and had deleted the post after receiving threats from people, the Daily Herald reported. He also allegedly made suicidal comments.
“He talked about handcuffing himself to a tree in the middle of nowhere where no one could hear him scream as a means of killing himself,” the Post reported, citing a probable cause statement.
Cleary’s online threat follows a pattern of stalking behavior, the Post reported, citing a pair of convictions for stalking, one in January 2018 and another in September 2016. He is serving a three-year probation term in the most recent case, the newspaper reported.