Calin Chi Wong lives in Homestead Florida and was arrested last week for threatening, via the Internet, to re-enact the Virginia Tech killings that killed 32 people in the deadliest school shooting in US history.
Police in Oregon notified Homestead police that Wong had made threats in a chatroom conversation that he wanted to copy the attacks at Virginia Tech.
Wong communicated to a chatroom saying, "As we all know, around a year ago this guy named Cho shot up Virginia Tech because no one believed him. I'm soon to the point to reenact the whole event if this doesn't get squared away soon."
Those Internet chatroom conversations, although worrisome, were not the most troubling aspects of this case.
According to Detective Antonio Aquino with Homestead police, Wong owned more guns that most local SWAT teams.
When police arrested Wong he was in possession of four AK-47s, two sniper rifles and seven semiautomatic pistols as well as more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition, some that could pierce armor, and 100 rounds in a heating clip with bullets meant to take down aircraft or military machines and last but not least, a school book bag lined with bullet proof vests.
Aquino further states, "There's also rounds that were in there, extremely large rounds that are enough to go up to 2 miles in radius, It's enough to take down an aircraft.
Allegedly Wong had gotten ripped off in on online transaction to purchase even more weapons, so he called the police!
Police believe Wong's parents ignored some very crucial warning signs. One example comes from something the father told Detective Aquino, "He had remembered him saying that was going to shoot and kill people. He was thinking that his son was a good kid, but he was just upset because of what happened with the loss of the money over this firearm transaction."
Wong was charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily injury via the computer and bonded out for $7,500. Additional charges are pending, he said. A telephone listing for Wong could not be found. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer listed.
The charges against him were for making threats, which is a second-degree felony and not strong enough to hold him without bond, police said.
Authorities said Wong had to be released on bond unless the state specifically requested that he be held until trial.
Wong felt isolated and cut off, authorities said. He'd been buying and selling guns for about two years and now word was getting around about Wong's age. Dealers stopped selling to him and he was being banned from certain gun-sale web sites.
Wong told police he never really was planning a killing spree, it just made him feel good to make the threats because thousands of people were paying attention to him.
The investigation into Wong's actual intentions is developing.
Note to parents, when your child tells you they are planning to murder people...LISTEN.