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Posted: June 14, 2018

Florida man threatened Disney World shooting if he got enough Facebook 'likes,' deputies say

Florida Man Threatens To 'Shoot Up' Disney On Facebook

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Deputies in Brevard County, Florida, said Derek Eitel, 23, threatened to 'shoot up' Disney and hang himself if he got five 'likes' on his post.

By Kevin Williams and Melonie Holt, WFTV.com

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —

Brevard County, Florida, deputies are crediting two Facebook users for reporting a post that threatened a shooting at Walt Disney World.

Deputies said Derek Eitel, 23, threatened to "shoot up" Disney and hang himself if he got five “likes” on his post.

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Eitel admitted to making the post, deputies said. He appeared in a Brevard County courtroom Wednesday.

Deputies said Eitel lives with his parents, who told deputies their son did not have access to their guns that are locked up inside the house.


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