Man Gives Fake Tip About Mass Shooting At LA County Fair To Avoid Going With Parents
A man who was dreading spending time with his family went through great lengths to try and avoid it.
According to The New York Post, a 22-year-old man named Erik Villasenor called in a fake warning about a mass shooting at a fair in the Los Angeles area so he could avoid going there with his parents, police said.
Villasenor reportedly sent an email to the Los Angeles County Fair association that “someone was planning on doing a mass shooting Sunday at the fairgrounds,” and he just wanted to “inform you guys,” the Pomona Police Department shared Saturday.
“It was with the intent that it would spark some chaos and commotion, it would be captured in the news media.” Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri told reporters. “And then he could use it as an excuse to his parents not to go to the fair. Kind of a crazy thing,” Oliveri added. “But that’s what we have learned.”
Villasenor eventually admitted that the email was a hoax when he was confronted by police. The Post reports that records show Villasenor, who lives with his parents, is currently being held at the Ponoma City Jail on $20,000 bail.
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