UPDATED: 01/08/19 1:30PM
Brein Basarich, a 31-year-old exotic dancer from Lakeland, Florida, was charged with threatening to commit a mass murder on January 2nd, 2019.
Basarich was posting on social media under the user name “taking lives” about alleged urges to commit homicide and chilling threats to commit a mass murder in particular. According to an arrest affidavit, Basarich was arrested at her home last week after police showed her screenshots of her social media.
Basarich allegedly posted to her Tumblr account saying, “I had a vision…of a very public place, only one way in and one way out. Preferably a bar/club on a busy night. 2019 has a lot in store if my plans go according!” She also stated that she planned to buy a semi-automatic rifle.
Basarich allegedly told an officer that she posted the messages because she is an admirer of true crime and is a fan of serial killers and mass murderers.” The 31-year-old was arrested and charged with written threats to kill, do bodily injury or conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism. She was released on Thursday, January 3rd after posting $5,000 bail.