Brevard Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Threats of ‘Civil War’ Against County Commissioners
By Space Coast Daily // February 16, 2021
'We're coming to shoot you...'
LISTEN: Brevard County Commission members received death threats at their offices on Monday afternoon at about 2 p.m., which shut down some of the offices. District 2 Commissioner Bryan Lober provided details live on Space Coast Daily TV.
PHONE THREAT: ‘We are arming the minorities with AK-47s and there’s gonna be a civil war’
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Commission members received death threats at their offices on Monday afternoon at about 2 p.m., which shut down some of the offices.
District 2 Commissioner Bryan Lober provided details live on Space Coast Daily TV, saying his office received a threat from at least one individual by phone who said they possessed an AK47 and that they were going to shoot commissioners and their staff.
District 4 County Commissioner Curt Smith’s office also received a threat phoned in by an unknown female and transcribe by an aide to Smith.
“I just want to let you know we are arming the minorities with AK–47s and there’s gonna be a civil war against your office,” according to the transcribed note provided to Space Coast Daily.
The note went on to say, “We’re coming to shoot you, you f–king c–t.”
According to Lober, Commissioners Kristine Zonka, John Tobia and Rita Pritchett also received calls into their offices.
The Sheriff’s Office was notified and is actively investigating communications directed at several County Commissioners.
“The comments appear to be related to a recent BOCC agenda item from anonymous out-of-state subjects,” said Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tod Goodyear.
“Although the comments are vile in nature, they are not considered legitimate threats to the Board members or community.”
The agenda item in question was a resolution proposed by Tobia that involved a former local newspaper opinion columnist who has recently left Brevard to take another job.
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