A 25-year-old Florida man has been charged with making threats to commit a mass shooting after he allegedly sent several text messages that included threats about shooting at large crowds and hoping for large kill counts, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach was arrested Friday after local police were alerted to a series of alarming text messages he sent to an ex-girlfriend, reports The Miami Herald.
“A school is a weak target.. id be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away.. I’d wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever,” Wix wrote, according to the sheriff’s office.
In the messages, Wix allegedly told her that if she wanted “to plan to escape we can work on that,” but that he was not planning on “walking away alive, unless I see it fit.”
Wix told her that he already had a location in mind and that “a good 100 kills would be nice,” according to police.
He wrote he was “kinda hoping someone would come into my life worth not doing it for, for the sake of all those people (laughing cry face emoji),” according to the sheriff’s office.
“I’m not crazy I just wanna die and I wanna have fun doing it, but I’m the most patient person in the world,” Wix allegedly wrote.
Wix told police he does not own any firearms but is fascinated with mass shootings, the sheriff’s office said. He was charged with one felony count in the second degree of making written threats to commit a mass shooting, according to online court records.
He was booked at the Volusia County Branch Jail and is being held without bond.