What was he thinking?

As more information becomes available about the guy that worked with us that planned the failed massacre plot at the mall on Valentines Day, the more disconcerting and confusing it’s becoming. Co-workers are starting to speak out to the media and more information is being dug up on social media showing his intent to open fire on his co-workers at my work. If you have no idea what I am talking about reading this post explains more.

A co-worker of mine alleges that he talked to her about shooting up the workplace. There is an article in the paper about it from yesterday and another co-worker of mine sent me a link to it on Facebook. But I have questions, questions I hope will be answered soon in one way, and in another way I wonder if maybe we are better off not knowing.

If he opened up to her or mentioned to her about opening fire at our work, why did it take her a week to go to the media with it? I wonder if she was the one who tipped off the police… If not did she just think it was a joke? Another question I would have is when was this supposed to have happened? The plan for the mall was for Saturday the 14th of February and he was arrested on early Friday morning the 13th at 2am picking up the girl that was accused along with him.

Apparently he quit work on Thursday the 12th. So when would have have done it? Why did he quit on Thursday? What would have been the point in quitting? Especially if you planned on opening fire on your work place the next day or day after. Were we really less then 7 hours away from him actually doing it on Friday? They arrested him at 2am, most people are at work by 9am… was it really that close? Would we really have been in that position in a few more hours? My boyfriends mom works with me, my ex-boyfriend works with me, both of them on the same floor of the building as he was on. I am one floor below. We go back and forth all the time. He would have had access to both floors. Was the mall the original target or were we actually the original target?

I mean if he planned on opening fire at work on Friday, what would make him think he would make it to Saturday for them to open fire in the mall on Saturday together? What the hell was going through their minds? I know as the trial begins that some things that we probably don’t want to hear or know about may come out. Maybe the woman alleging this is only saying it for the attention. Then again, she did not give her name, no one knows exactly who she is. Why would she lie about it?

Either way, none of us can stop thinking about it. Even though we don’t really talk about it outright, I am sure we are all have questions.

8 thoughts on “What was he thinking?

  1. I didn’t realise the guy had to do with your workplace and that he planned to shoot there! How scary! What hits me is that if that girl knew, why didn’t she say anything earlier?
    I understand you can’t stop thinking about it. I would freak out just knowing I could have been just hours away from a massacre.

    1. Yeah it’s really scary. He worked there for a few years I think, at least a year. His project used to be on our floor so I talked to him like anyone else in the lunch room, elevator, etc. Seemed like a nice guy. Everyone is describing him as a loner but there are a lot of people there who could fall under that term. A co-worker sent me the link to the newspaper article. When we first heard he had been arrested I think everyone wondered, what if he had decided to do it at work, but to have it confirmed, just makes it all the more real.

  2. Wow. That is very scary. I would be asking the same questions!

    I’m glad they got to him before he could do anything.

  3. I think it would depend on how he presented it in conversation? Most people joke around, but if the person who had the conversation with him was just blowing off steam, it’s sometimes hard to tell if they could be a potential threat. Anyone can crack for any reason, either from stress at home or outside influences or just anything in general. Working for DoD they make us go through threat training and possible terrorist training to help us better understand what could be a threat and who might actually be calling out for help indiscreetly.

    Are you sure he quit and wasn’t fired? I don’t know if you’ll ever get the complete story, but good gawd.. that’d scare the crap out of me.

    1. I’m fairly sure he meant it. Him and a 24 year old female are on trial for a failed plot to massacre as many people as possible at the shopping center and their co-conspirator is dead. Committed suicide rather then face everything.

      The guy who worked with us quit the day before police uncovered the plot after a Crime Stoppers tip came in.

  4. That reminds me of a story myself…that I sat next to a potential killer that was so quiet, but the next time we heard about him, he decided to bring weapons to school and hurt everyone. He just hurt one of my friends, an old friend I don’t talk to anymore, but still, it sucked real bad and I felt scared about it. We sat next to him and tried to be his friend and whatnot, and he goes up to do this. What are people thinking when they do this? I don’t know. I wish I knew.

    That scares me the crap out now that I can think upon it. I know how you feel hugs

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