Man Threatens Mass Shooting To Avoid Going To The Fair With His Parents

Ever been stuck with an invite that you'd do anything to get out of? Well, just don't do what this one California man did...

Police say 22-year-old Erik Villasenor sent emails warning of a mass shooting he planned at the L.A. County Fair. The reason? He didn't want to have to go to the fair with his parents.

"Though he's 22, he felt that it was appropriate to send this threat and we believe it was with the intent that it would spark some chaos and commotion, it would be captured on the media, and that then he could use that as an excuse to his parents to not go to the fair,"Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri Jr. said. "Kind of a crazy thing."

Unfortunately for Villasenor, it took only a few hours for police and the FBI to trace the threat back to him...

He was arrested on suspicious of making false threats, and police want him to reimburse them for the investigation.

Villasenor is currently being held at the Pomona City Jail. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085.

Check out the full report on ABC7.

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