People from Bolivar, Missouri who planned on heading to the movies this Sunday to see the final chapter in the Twilight Saga are certainly breathing a huge sigh of relief this morning, after police thankfully were tipped off about a man who was planning an Aurora, Colorado-style shooting massacre at a Breaking Dawn Part 2 screening.
Twenty-year-old Blaec Lammers was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, along with making a terrorist threat and armed criminal action -- and you'll never guess who alerted police that Blaec might be planning on pulling a Dark Knight copycat attack on unsuspecting movie goers.
Get this one -- Blaec's own mother was the one who warned them -- and it's a miracle that she trusted her instincts and turned her son in. When she realized that weapons in her son's possession were similar to the ones used by shooter James Holmes in the Aurora massacre, she called the police and said that her son, "may have intentions of shooting people at the movie."
Police questioned Lammers on Thursday, and he informed them that he had indeed bought tickets to a Sunday showing of Breaking Dawn Part 2, and that he did plan on opening fire in the theater.
And his horrific intentions didn't end there, because he also admitted that he planned on randomly shooting people at a Walmart near the movie theater, and that he would "just break the glass where the ammunition is being stored and get some more and keep shooting until police arrived," if he managed to run out of the 400 rounds of ammunition he'd purchased before they showed up.
OMG. Can you even imagine how awful it would've been if police hadn't caught him and he'd shown up at that theater tomorrow? Ever since the Aurora tragedy, many people have worried about copycat scenarios going down -- and sadly, it's really not all that surprising that Breaking Dawn Part 2 was Blaec Lammers' flick of choice as far as planning an attack goes. Considering it's probably the most highly anticipated movie release of the year, every seat in that theater will no doubt be filled for every single showing this weekend.
But thanks to a mom who trusted her gut that something was wrong, fans in Bolivar can safely watch the Twilight Saga come to a close.
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