Police Arrest 19-Year-Old Amazon Worker in Texas for Threatening to Carry Out Mass Shooting – Called Uvalde Shooter an “Idol”
Police in San Antonio, Texas, arrested a 19-year-old man who worked at Amazon Delivery Station after a coworker tipped off the authorities of his plan to commit a mass shooting at the said facility.
Rodolfo Valdivia Aceves was taken into custody “without incident” on Monday afternoon at Bexar County Jail, according to police records.
Aceves has been charged with making terroristic threats, a third-degree felony. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.
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According to the arrest report, a fire alarm went off on June 24 at the Amazon Delivery Station on Sous Vide Way near Interstate 37 on San Antonio’s Southeast Side.
While employees were exiting the building, the coworker said Aceves told her that ” it would be a good idea to pull the fire alarm and have all employees exit the building and to commit a mass shooting,” according to the arrest report.
The coworker told investigators that Aceves then said “he will be doing it and he would commit a mass shooting.”
She didn’t immediately tell her superiors for fear of retaliation.
The coworker then said Aceves told her while she was giving him a ride from that he would now know what school to go to and shoot up the school when she told him he had to go pick her kids up from school. After she mentioned the recent Uvalde school shooting, Aceves told her that the incident was an “idol.”
Investigators brought in Aceves’ father, who said that his son has had mental illness in the past and that he had placed the defendant in a mental health facility at the age of 16. He also said his son had stopped taking his prescribed medication after being on it for the previous two years.
Aceves’ father confirmed that Aceves had purchased an AR platform rifle and that the family is scared of Aceves knowing his past behavior.