This man was arrested for his threat to shoot since people were not wearing masks. This pandemic is stressing so many people out. We cant take things into our own hands. How do you feel when you see people not wearing masks?
They said Kovner threatened a mass shooting because he was upset that not enough people, in his opinion, were wearing masks outside. Officials did not disclose the Publix location.
Kovner was arrested Tuesday and booked with making a written threat of a mass shooting, a second-degree felony in Florida, said the sheriff’s office.
“We realize these are stressful times, but there is no excuse for making threats like this,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “It’s not a joke. It’s not just a bad day. It’s a crime. We will ALWAYS take them seriously and you will go to jail.”
As of Thursday morning, Florida has recorded more than 22,500 positive coronavirus cases and at least 614 people have died. On April 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order in an effort to curb the rate of infection.
The CDC recommends people wear masks while traveling outside of their home.