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Pullman man arrested for alleged online threats

Chelsea Embree Lewiston Tribune

PULLMAN – A Pullman man is in custody after allegedly posting a threat on Craigslist to kill anyone wearing Washington State University gear.

Bobby Farmer, 52, is being held at the Whitman County Jail on felony harassment charges, according to a news release Thursday from the Pullman Police Department. His bond is set at $10,000.

The Craigslist post, titled “Mass Murders,” was reportedly discovered Monday afternoon in the rants and raves section of the Moscow-Pullman Craigslist, according to Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant.

The post allegedly targets WSU students and those wearing the college’s gear, stating, “I have had it up to my (expletive) eyeballs with WSU students. If you value your life you better not go to Walmart or anywhere with your attitude that your (expletive) don’t stink,” according to the post. “One more of you spoiled brats is going to cut me off in the parking lot and flip me off or be babbling on your smartphone and walk into me and give me a (expletive) look and the jig is over. You will be dead and I’ll be on the news smiling my (expletive) off headed for three hots and a cot.”

An investigation led police to Farmer, Tennant said. Police executed a search warrant at Farmer’s residence, and Tennant said no weapons were located. Farmer was arrested Monday.

“Bottom line – you can’t threaten to commit mass murder,” Tennant said.

Police are looking to speak with anyone who viewed the original Craigslist post before it was removed. The department may be reached at (509) 334-0802.

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