Florida man who threatened to 'exterminate' gays appears before judge

Fri. September 9, 2016 10:35 AM by Carlos Santoscoy

The Florida man accused of threatening to kill gay men and lesbians made his first court appearance on Thursday.

Fifty-year-old Craig Allen Jungwirth of Wilton Manors appeared before federal Magistrate David Baker in Orlando. NBC affiliate WESH reported that Jungwirth's attorney will ask Baker on Monday to release his client on a pretrial bond.

Wilton Manors police issued an alert on Jungwirth after he allegedly threatened to kill gays in several Facebook posts.

"None of you deserve to live," he wrote, according to a criminal complaint released by the FBI. "If you losers thought the Pulse nightclub shooting was bad, wait till you see what I'm planning for Labor Day."

The Pulse is the Orlando gay nightclub where 49 people died and dozens were injured in a mass shooting in June.

"You can never catch a genius from MIT and since you faggots aren't dying from AIDS anymore, I have a better solution to exterminate you losers," he wrote in a separate post. "It's time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS infested losers."

The Florida Highway Patrol stopped Jungwirth on an unrelated charge on Saturday and handed him over to the FBI.

Jungwirth complained of chest pains and was taken to a local hospital. The incident pushed back his court date from Tuesday to Thursday.

The 2010 Census ranked Wilton Manors as having the second highest percentage (14%) of same-sex couples behind Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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