TDKR Aurora Tragedy Could Have Happened Again

TDKR Aurora Tragedy Could Have Happened Again

A week after the Colorado movie theater massacre, a Maryland man was taken into custody when police said he made a "joker" reference and threatened to shoot up a business he was being fired from. Hit the jump for details...

Police have foiled what they believed could have been another Aurora-scale massacre after a man who called himself 'a joker' and had an arsenal of semi-automatic rifles threatened to shoot up the business from which he was being fired.

Neil Prescott, of Crofton, Maryland, was wearing a T-shirt that read 'Guns don't kill people. I do,' when first confronted by officers on Thursday, police revealed today.

The man, identified in a search warrant, told a supervisor at software and mailroom supplier Pitney Bowes that, 'I'm a joker and I'm gonna load my guns and blow everybody up,' and that he wanted to see the supervisor's 'brain splatter on the floor.'

The threats were made multiple times in separate phone calls this week, and investigators who searched the 28-year-old's apartment this morning found several thousand rounds of ammunition and about two dozen semi-automatic rifles and pistols.

The arsenal of weapons included one assault rifle, two shotguns, nine handguns and three rifles, according to the search warrant.

Prescott is receiving a psychiatric evaluation at a hospital and charges are still pending.

Though there is no other indication of a link to the Colorado shooting, police believe the joker comments made by Prescott were a 'clear reference' to the killings, according to the warrant.

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GreenHalJordan - 7/28/2012, 9:01 AM
This is horrible! What the hell is wrong with people?!?!? Good thing he was caught though.
jessepostal - 7/28/2012, 9:08 AM
There's nothing like saying your a killer like wearing a thirty that says so. I'm glad these criminals are intelligent. People these days have some serious issues and problems with there lives
TonyChu - 7/28/2012, 11:12 AM
Why the [frick] can people get all these guns?
Batman72012 - 7/28/2012, 11:31 AM
Poor guy.Obviously he doesn't have the physique and God knows if he put any kind of makeup to resemble the joker,hell would break loose with that killer acne.
FanboyTrump - 7/28/2012, 11:31 AM
stupid fat ass
raymondjordan34 - 7/28/2012, 11:32 AM
He most likely obtained them illegally. 93% of all gun related crimes the guns are obtained illegally.
jessepostal - 7/28/2012, 11:55 AM
A little vitamin p and this kid prob would have turned out fine
AlexDeLarge87 - 7/28/2012, 2:33 PM
And the madness is spreading like a goddamn virus.

What the hell is wrong with these people? Did someone piss inside their heads or what?O_o
Geektality - 7/28/2012, 3:48 PM
Dude's a total looker. It's like a microcosm of every D&D nerd cliche ever.
Ancar - 7/29/2012, 11:53 AM
Oh, God, these Avengers fans...
PreparationH - 7/29/2012, 5:49 PM
bloated helmet haired crater face bucket of rock salt and lard paler then the tissues he cums in cause he gets no nook fugly fat [frick]er

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