Making serious death threats by emboldened social network fans are quite commonplace, but they don’t go unnoticed by law enforcement. Case in point, one latest Facebook “crazy” received a one-and-a-half-month jail sentence for making a death threat on the popular site.
Jordan Dickinsen posted on his Facebook page that he was on his way to murder someone, then kill himself.
The Eau Claire young man not only placed the threatening comment in plain view on his site but then changed his profiles picture twice, to display two blood-curdling photos. The first shot was of himself, holding a gun. The second, displayed a grisly photo of a man, who had apparently been shot in the face.
Someone on Dickinsen’s Facebook page read the volatile postings and immediately contacted the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office to report it.
When police visited Dickinsen, he confessed, that he had indeed planned on using a gun to murder someone.
Dickinsen was arraigned and sentenced Thursday to one and a half months in jail.
Online death threats appear to be picking up steam. Charges of cyber threats are rare but statutes are being applied to Internet use, just as they have been for telephone threats which are punishable by law, so Facebook users think twice.
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