A Texas police officer is coming under fire for a Facebook rant in which, in addition to other things, he made a lighthearted mention about going on a killing spree.
Marlin Police Sgt. Rob Douglas has been placed on paid leave for the lengthy rant about the types of people he encounters in the grocery store.
“The first day of the month! The day I absolutely LOVE going to the grocery store after putting in 120+ hours last month. I love being able to see how the useless lazy turd bags spend the hard earned money my working friends and I provided for them so they can sit of [sic] their lazy asses all month and drink the beer I am paying for,” wrote Douglas in the post. “I especially love it in the summer so I can admire the thousands of dollars of ink they have adorning their unclean bodies as they smile at me with that mouth full of bling, Makes me want to help them take their groceries and help them load them into that escalade with $4000 rims.”
Douglas’ rant against people on food stamps who seem to spend money on other expensive things is certainly in poor form, but what makes the post even more disturbing and controversial is that he ended it with a lighthearted threat.
“I promise, if I ever snap and go on a killing spree, it will be in a supermarket on the first.”
A screenshot of the post soon got sent to a local newspaper, and once it went viral, Marlin Police Chief Daryl Allen was made aware of it. Now, Douglas has been placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation into the post and whether or not it violates policy continues.
“We’re at the very beginning of the investigation concerning this,” Marlin city manager R.C. Fletcher told the Waco Tribune.
Douglas has reportedly taken full responsibility for posting the rant on his Facebook profile.