Men make death threats on Facebook, go directly to jail

Men make death threats on Facebook, go directly to jail

Summary: Two men in completely different parts of the country recently made death threats on Facebook. They both went to jail.

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Jordan Dickinsen of Wisconsin allegedly made a death threat on Facebook two months ago. This week, he was sentenced to six weeks in jail, according to WQOW.

Police were contacted by someone who noticed that Dickinsen had posted on Facebook that he was on his way to kill someone, before he killed himself. Police say he changed his Facebook profile picture to a photo of him holding a gun and again to an image of a man who appeared to have been shot in the face. When Dickinsen was apprehended, officers say he admitted planning to shoot someone.

In similar news, 19-year-old Shane Mosier of Indiana was accused of making death threats against two teenagers on Facebook. He was arrested and charged with Intimidation on May 26, 2011, and is being held at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on $15,000 cash and $75,000 surety bond, according to a report this week from Eagle Country.

According to court documents, Mosier posted on his Facebook page that he was going to do a drive by shooting on two boys, one of who is the son of a police officer. A person who witnessed the multiple postings notified police, and investigators took the threats of using pistols and an AK-47 assault rifle seriously.

One of the postings was even made after he was arrested: "Well im sitting at the lawrenceburg police department rite now," Mosier reportedly wrote. "Just got arrested and talked to a detective. He let me use my phone if you wanted to know how im on facebook. Looks like im going back to jail tho. Write me ppl."

I don't have much more to say other than: if you see threatening posts on Facebook, report them.

Topic: Social Enterprise

Emil Protalinski

About Emil Protalinski

Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years,
he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars
Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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  • Cyberbullying has to be punished mercilessly with maximum prison terms ...

    ... possible, no doubt.
    DDERSSS
  • RE: Men make death threats on Facebook, go directly to jail

    LOL Amazing what depths people will go to waste their precious time
    XXX41
  • RE: Men make death threats on Facebook, go directly to jail

    @Mark Zuckerberg

    Doesn't do much for your argument on letting kids under 13 on FB, if this is how "adults" act on FB.
    UrNotPayingAttention
  • RE: Men make death threats on Facebook, go directly to jail

    Posting it on Facebook doesn't say much for their brain cell count.<br><br>
    Chipesh
    • RE: Men make death threats on Facebook, go directly to jail

      @Chipesh

      Thinking about it doesn't say much for their brain cell count.

      Ludo
      Ludovit
  • What can you expect?

    When people use a public forum (like Facebook) to announce every inane (and criminal) thought that comes into their heads.
    sissy sue
  • RE: Men make death threats on Facebook, go directly to jail

    How is this tech news? Of course saying things like this gets you arrested. The medium you use doesn't matter.
    Aerowind
  • Federal Crime

    I am currently dealing with a similar situation. However, the person threatening me used a facebook application (game) called war commander, made by Kixeye. The person got my real information from Kixeye and used it to get my phone number and address. He then called my house and threatened to kill me. I have opened a report with the FBI, however Facebook is not very friendly when it comes to trying to file a report with them. I don't know this persons facebook page, but he is using a facebook application to stalk and harrass me. I have no clue how to report this to facebook since they have no phone number, no email contact and I don't have the persons facebook page. Frustrating indeed. I'm just going to let the FBI handle it. If anyone knows how I can directly contact facebook feel free to let me know - thanks

    Tip tho, if you call someone to threaten their life... don't use a phone that doesn't have Caller ID blocking
    Michael Yenglin