Jeremy Joseph Garnier Wiki
A man who dressed as The Joker and live-streamed himself threatening to kill people has been arrested for making terroristic threats at a restaurant in St Louis, Missouri.
Jeremy Joseph Garnier donned a full face of clown makeup in the style of the Batman villain and drove to the Blueberry Hill bar and restaurant around 8.15pm claiming his aim was to draw attention to the opioid epidemic that has gripped the country.
Jeremy Joseph Garnier Age
He is 51 years old.
Jeremy Joseph Garnier Facebook Live Video (I’m going to start killing people)
Garnier said in the Facebook Live video of almost an hour: ‘I will start killing people until I reach 1,000 [spectators], and once I reach 1,000, I will go out in public and kill more. ‘We will not go to any movie theater. We are going to be totally unarmed because we don’t want to alert the authorities so they think we could be in a real uproar. ‘
The words evoked memories of the mass shooting of July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, where James Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 70 others in a 16th-century screening of The Dark Knight Rises. In this week’s video, Garnier orders a soda and tells the bartender: ‘I don’t drink alcohol. Yes, I can’t be drunk when I’m planning, you know, kill a lot of people. ‘It’s not something you can do. I am live on Facebook right now. I have almost 2,000 people looking at me.
Before ordering his Sprite, Garnier is seen on video telling staff asking for his ID that he’s 48 years old.
He comments on Joe Edwards, the owner of the restaurant and the man associated with revitalizing the Delmar Loop area by introducing the Loop Trolley, St Louis Walk of Fame, Tivoili Movie Theater and Pin-Up Bowl among other popular locations.
Gazing at his collection of The Simpsons memorabilia, Garnier asks: ‘I wonder if he has The Joker.’
He directs the camera out of the window, saying he spots police: ‘I think they’re looking for me, but it’s OK.’
Jeremy Joseph Garnier Arrested
The University City Police Department responded to the 6500 block of Delmar Loop after receiving a report of a disturbance involving a male subject dressed in a costume. It is unclear who made the calls, but police reported that the caller or callers said the suspect was making threats through the Facebook Live application. Police said they had previously been informed that he was in block 6300, inside a business. He was previously asked to leave the St. Louis gallery. When the police approached him, the University City resident said: ‘I am not armed and weigh 150 pounds. I have no weapons with me. I will not do anything. You have me in bad shape. Except all these bombs. After the agents searched the area, the suspect was arrested, without incident for several violations.
The arrest came minutes after making the shooting comments. But the long clip includes him talking to the camera in a bedroom where he is putting on a costume, driving in his car, smoking a pipe and visiting a mall in Richmond Heights.
The court documents indicated that it was a “danger to the community.” The court records did not list a lawyer who can speak on your behalf. The loading document does not indicate if he was in possession of explosives or if he was armed. The St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office accused him of first-degree terrorist threats. A judge ordered that Garnier be held without bail. A GoFundMe page created for Garnier states that “someone wrongly reported that he was making” threats “when he was only playing a role.” He hopes to raise $ 5,000 for a lawyer retention rate and had $ 436 for Thursday morning. “Although this was certainly not Jeremy’s best decision considering the consequences … he was not threatening anyone,” writes the crowdfunding organizer. ‘As he says … he was chasing’ influence ‘… trying to increase his Facebook audience and draw attention to the opioid crisis that plagues this country. This is an extremely serious felony … ‘I am asking for your help in being able to hire a lawyer to give Jeremy a psychological evaluation that shows that it really is not a threat to society and, hopefully, get a bonus and withdraw these charges or at least reduce them’ . An image of social networks shows that a similar makeup has been put on his part as ‘Clouty the Clown’ in a men’s magazine program.w
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