Negroid. Low IQ. Lack of self control. Angry. On drugs. Killed before.
Oh yeah, this should end up with a lunatic humanely euthanized. Instead, he’ll essentially walk free and predictably have more police contact in the future.
Cops busted an unhinged convicted killer who posted on Facebook that he was armed with a butcher knife and on the verge of going “on a stabbing spree.”
Distraught that his girlfriend was supposedly seeing someone else, Antonio Holmes also posted threats to kill himself. But police caught up to him after he tagged his location on the social media site, saying he was at Chelsea Piers.
Police arrested Holmes around 11 a.m. Thursday. The 43-year-old resident of the Lower East Side was about three blocks from the sports and entertainment complex when he was collared. About six hours before the bust, Holmes threatened to harm as many people as he could, police sources said.
And Holmes suggested he was having a mental breakdown.
“I’m going on a stabbing spree until I understand what is wrong with me,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “I’m a psycho.”
Holmes was convicted of manslaughter in 2001 after he fatally stabbed a man in Midtown, officials said. He served 14 years in prison before being discharged in January 2015, according to court records.
By the time cops caught up with him Thursday, Holmes was threatening on Facebook to overdose on sleeping pills. He tagged his post, claiming he was by the Chelsea Piers Sky Rink.
“I’m about to take them all and finally have my peace,” he wrote under a picture of a prescription bottle.
He also lashed out on Facebook Wednesday evening — outraged that his girlfriend was supposedly sleeping with someone else.
“I’m walking around with my roommate’s butcher knife,” he wrote. “Anyone I catch with (her) claiming to be with her in a relationship … I will kill you.”
“Now I think I’m gonna smoke some dust and let things happen,” he added.
After threatening to kill himself, he detailed his route to the West Side on his Facebook page, including photos of himself on a subway train and the streets during Thursday’s first major snowstorm of the year.
Concerned family and friends alerted police, who tracked down Holmes and talked him out of taking the pills.
They took him into custody and charged him with making terroristic threats after a psychologist ruled he was mentally fit to understand the charges. He had no weapons on him when he was taken into custody, officials said.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to prosecute the terroristic threats case. Officials didn’t explain why the felony was dropped, but experts say cases like this are difficult to win because the suspect didn’t mention a specific victim or institution.
Holmes was arraigned Friday on an outstanding case from November. He was charged with criminal mischief and harassment in a domestic violence incident, accused of slamming a woman’s cell phone to the ground and slapping her in the head. A judge ordered him held on $1,000 cash bail.
Holmes on Thursday listed his Facebook status as “Evil,” and wrote “I’m about to catch a body.”
“I’m a paranoid schizo with a lot of issues,” he also wrote. “It’s not a good idea to play with me.”
Think of how much we would have to spend on law enforcement and on self-defense if these monsters were not in the U.S. Think of the peace of mind we would experience.