We’ve posted videos before of people losing it on other people for not wearing a mask, approaching them at the checkout and telling their kids, “I hope you all die.” But a New York man was so upset at the sight of a Jewish children’s camp filled with kids not wearing masks and not social distancing that he told the cops if they didn’t do something, he’d go over with a machine gun and shoot them all. Talk about triggered.
A New York man is accused of threatening to shoot people at a Jewish children's camp for allegedly not social distancing or wearing masks, authorities say. https://t.co/etcYaUtl79
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 19, 2020
The guy had quite the arsenal, too. NBC News reports:
Nicola Pelle, 58, of Inwood on Long Island, faces charges of making a terroristic threat and on alleged weapons violations.
Pelle allegedly called Nassau County police Monday to report a violation of social distancing at Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island children’s camp, according to a police statement. On the call, Pelle said there were 500 kids playing in a yard who were not wearing masks or social distancing.
“While police were en route the defendant, Nicola Pelle called again and threatened to get a gun and shoot the individuals at the location if the police didn’t get there,” the statement said.
“If I gotta go out there with a freaking machine gun and shoot all these people, I will,” Pelle said on the call, according to Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, NBC New York reported.
Police searched the man’s house and found 14 handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Bill de Blasio doesn’t seem so bad now for having the NYPD shut down a New York yeshiva.
Sounds like everything is going well and nobody is operating from a position of pure panic https://t.co/5fSJVAhYQw
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 19, 2020
You can almost feel the love and calm
— Eric E. McClure (@EricEMcClure) August 19, 2020
New York is in great shape
— Millenni-ills (@millenni_ills) August 19, 2020
@NateSilver538 can’t believe anyone would want to leave New York!
— Will Hendrick (@William_Forest) August 19, 2020
These overbearing measures & constant fear mongering is making people insane. It's only a matter of time before someone snaps and goes through with something so awful as that.
— 19_mo_86 (@19_mo_86) August 19, 2020
Just 2 weeks to flatten the curve
— Steve (@MDsteve24) August 19, 2020
Just two more weeks!
Mayor De Blasio got out again
— Geiji (@OM_Geiji) August 19, 2020
This is what happens when the media explodes reality. To even think to harm a child under any circumstances is insane. But to threaten to shoot them for no masks, that is hysteria caused by a narrative. And if he did it, they would blame the (illegal) gun.
— NathanThurm_esq (@NathanthurmE) August 19, 2020
Damage that has been done to the psyche of this country will take a very very long time to heal. The media has driven people to insanity with the 24/7/365 fear porn.
— Dan Tuleta (@DanTuleta) August 19, 2020
— FactsFiction33 (@FFiction33) August 19, 2020
— Notasocialmediaguy (@Notasocialmedi2) August 19, 2020
— Roger Wilco (@RogerWi82763800) August 19, 2020
Now we are getting really stupid
— Robert (@Robert83158755) August 19, 2020
@CNN: Children threaten peaceful protestor for attempting to stop covid-19 transmissions. Forced to defend own life.
— I didn't leave Democrats, They Left me (@AllHumnsMatter) August 19, 2020
Quick. Call a social worker.
— martymfla (@martymfla) August 19, 2020
Wonder if any of those 500 kids will actually contract COVID-19?
Mask Karen tells unmasked mother and two young daughters, ‘I hope you all die’ https://t.co/UYrUq8YsVp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 29, 2020