A 38-year-old Florida man who was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) appears to have posted on Facebook how he was sure the congressman and other national figures would be killed allegedly mocked him with the “eyeball emoji.”
A Facebook post from an account by the name of Brett Coulter expressed his disgust at the “straight up ghetto people” he allegedly obsessed over – including alt-right OANN host Jack Posobiec, Miami Heat player Bam Adebayo and the Sports site Bleacher Report along with Nehls.
The post’s author explained his complaint by saying that Nehls, Posobiec, and “several thousand people on the internet” all used the emoji to “reference” him. “And encourage a movement against me to hate, slander, defame and smear me,” the author added.
“I also actually have Troy Nehls’ personal cell phone number and called him,” the Post continued. “I don’t even know who he is until last week, so I didn’t know he was a ‘Congressman.’ Anyway, the coward told the DC police (which has national jurisdiction) and they paid me a visit!!!”
In another post, the Facebook user signaled that he was able to obtain strangers’ personal information via retrieval platforms such as InfoTracer and BeenVerified.
The user also revealed that he had “texted… harassed… threatened” Posobiec, whom he dubbed “the UGLY cheating kid.” In another paragraph related to the anchor, the user included a knife emoji next to the word “FRAUD.”
Brett J. Coulter appears to have been arrested for stalking multiple times in the past. In a court transcript — shared by the same Facebook user — a prosecutor says Coulter has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, a record of hospitalizations and a history of “medication non-compliance.”
“Family members have issued restraining orders against him,” the prosecutor adds, according to the transcript, “and they still express fear of him.”
Rep. Nehls, a former sheriff, expressed his relief in a statement Tuesday announcing Coulter’s recent arrest for stalking and molestation.
“Mr. Coulter called repeatedly and left disturbing and threatening voicemails threatening to kill me,” Nehls said. “After the initial encounter, my office immediately notified the United States Capitol Police of the incident, who acted quickly… I commend the professionalism and seriousness [with] All members of law enforcement have looked into the matter and I am grateful that Mr Coulter has been arrested.”
Also on Wednesday, Nehls — who is leading a GOP investigation into security flaws that contributed to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol — accused Capitol Police of complicity with the riot. “I think the Capitol Police didn’t have the National Guard here because maybe they just wanted it to happen,” he told CNN.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/man-charged-with-stalking-rep-troy-nehls-admitted-to-it-in-bizarre-facebook-rants?source=articles&via=rss Man accused of stalking MP Troy Nehls admitted in bizarre Facebook rants