Troubling Details: Florida Man Arrested for Leaving Dead Animals at Parkland School Shooting Memorial

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A man is facing multiple charges after allegedly leaving animal carcasses at the Parkland shooting memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Robert Mondragon, 29, is charged with disfiguring a monument, violating probation for battery, violating a risk protection order, and 5 counts of indecent exposure.

Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office stated that during their investigation, they discovered that the man had a bizarre obsession with mass shootings at schools.

A school guard and a deputy found the animal carcasses all through the month of July.

On July 20, a school crossing guard found a dead duck with its chest cavity split open on a seat at the MSD Memorial Garden, according to investigators. On July 21, a school crossing guard discovered a dead raccoon on the exact same memorial bench, and on July 31, a deputy discovered a dead opossum.

On July 31, surveillance video showed a white Nissan with black rims departing the memorial. Later that evening, a BSO Parkland deputy managed to spot the vehicle, which already had illegal window tint, and performed a traffic stop.

“The deputy said Mondragon was the only person in the car, and the deputy saw bird feathers and blood on the front passenger side floorboard. Mondragon told the deputy he had the dead bird in his car because he likes “the metal and blood smell that emits from the dead animal,” according to the report.

After receiving information about Mondragon’s exact location, BSO V.I.P.E.R. (Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response) detectives apprehended him on August 4th for violating his probation for battery and indecent exposure, as well as his risk protection order.

As the investigation progressed, detectives discovered pictures of the deceased animals on Mondragon’s mobile.

They say Mondragon’s face tattoos are similar to Tate Langdon, the persona from American Horror Story, which is based on the Columbine High School massacre. They also asserted that they had uncovered text messages regarding school massacres and web searches for mass shooters.

Mondragon is currently being held without bond.



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