In South Brunswick, New Jersey, a 38-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly posting death threats targeting a Florida Sheriff and ending his statement with the words “In Minecraft.”
Threatening, local news says it was made by a man named Richard GoldenPosted on 4chan’s /pol board, here Terrorists like the Buffalo mass shooter are also active.. It was aimed at Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. became the target of the far right after its public speech of support last month In response to the “anti-Jewish propaganda” disseminated by the local Nazis, the local Jewish community
“Just shoot Chitwood in the head and it’s no longer a problem. They need to find a new guy to be a problem,” the post states. “But shooting Chitwood in the head permanently solves an immediate problem. Just shoot Chitwood in the head and kill him”.
Like Boeing Boing point out“in Minecraft” a way people can use “a slogan uttered as a way of qualifying an expression as unrelated to the real world”. It obviously didn’t work in this case, because as you can see in the video recorded by the body cameras below, it didn’t take long for the police to find and arrest Golden at his mother’s home. He will now be extradited to Floriday to face “the felony of writing a death threat.”
Despite being the target of death threats, Chitwood enjoys his confrontation with local Nazis and tweeted, “What a shame. A 4chan troll has to get out of his room”.
“You’ve come to the wrong county,” Chitwood said last month. addressing local hate groups. “I stand with my Jewish friends and I am honored to be on your execution list. It is an honor to be wanted by a group of rogue thugs like you.”
Oddly enough, some reports—like Dexerto And Boeing Boing—Show full Golden’s supposed threat, minecraft line, other outlets like a fox They leave out the reference.