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Mom foils Twilight movie massacre plot

2012-11-17 12:11

Chicago - A Missouri mother foiled her son's plot to kill people at the latest Twilight film when she told police he was off his medication and had bought assault weapons, court documents showed on Friday.

Police found Blaec Lammers, 20, at a Sonic fast food restaurant on Thursday after his mother told them she was worried because the guns he'd purchased were similar to those used in the recent massacre at a Colorado screening of Batman.

Lammers went quietly to the police station where he initially told detectives he bought the guns to go hunting, a probable cause statement said.

But he opened up when they began discussing recent shootings and said he "had a lot in common" with the shooters.

Homicidal thoughts

"Lammers stated that he was quiet, kind of a loner, had recently purchased firearms... and had homicidal thoughts," Detective Dustin Ross wrote.

He then admitted that he'd bought the guns "with the intention of shooting up the movie theatre" in his hometown of Bolivar, Missouri on Saturday night.

"Blaec Lammers stated that he then got to thinking about it and realised that he might run out of ammunition so he decided he would go and shoot people at Wal-Mart," Ross said.

He told the officers he planned to "walk into the store and just start shooting people at random".

Lammers told police he had purchased 400 rounds of ammunition and decided that if he ran out "he would just break the glass where the ammunition is being stored and get some more and keep on shooting until the police arrived."

Lammers, who said he'd never fired a gun before he practiced on Tuesday, told police he planned to give himself up once they arrived.

He was charged on Friday with one count of making a terrorist threat, one count of assault and one count of armed criminal action.

He was previously arrested in 2009 after stating that he wanted to stab a Wal-Mart employee to death and following an employee around the store until police arrived, the charging papers said.

Comments
  • lee.naidoo.10 - 2012-11-17 12:29

    Lock him up for good!

      gordon.turner.37 - 2012-11-17 13:13

      Problem is that you can't... Thinking something is not a crime. Wish more mothers and friends were as responsible as this one was .

  • brian.fargher - 2012-11-17 14:36

    The key to this story is that the fellow was off his medication - thank goodness his mother then decided to seek help/report the situation. I am aware of three situations where parents out of a distorted loyalty to their offspring did not seek help when the son/daughter stopped their medication - knowing full well they were a danger to the family/neighborhood/society. Usually with a very bad outcome.

  • brandon.gillbee - 2012-11-17 15:16

    This is why I avoid twilight movies. Oh, and there's the bad acting, terrible story line and poor special effects.

      Raymon - 2012-11-18 00:58

      True that !

      flower.fourie - 2012-11-18 15:29

      It's really unfair that I can only like this once.

      nonkuh.cibici - 2012-11-19 09:21

      twilight had nothing to do with that guy's madness

  • atoffie - 2012-11-18 08:12

    A good mom.

  • nonkuh.cibici - 2012-11-19 09:23

    how is that guy 's madness got to do with twilight its a great movie

  • kLPantera - 2012-11-19 23:26

    lol At the comment below "lock him up for good" Are you trying to revert back to the past?

  • kLPantera - 2012-11-19 23:27

    lol at the "Lock him up for good!" He needs a mental institution, are you trying to revert back to the past lee.naidoo.10?

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