Florida Man Arrested for Threatening to Commit Mass Shooting

A man in Daytona Beach, Florida, has been charged for threatening to commit a mass shooting after his ex-girlfriend alerted authorities to a series of threatening text messages he sent her.

Tristan Scott Wix, 25, was arrested by deputies on Friday, August 16, in a Winn-Dixie parking lot in Daytona Beach Shores, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Wix was arrested after the sheriff’s office was alerted to several messages he sent detailing his plans to shoot at a large crowd and kill as many people as he could.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office shared five messages they say Wix sent detailing his plans.

“A school is a weak target.. id be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away.. I’d wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever,” one message reads.

After his arrest, Wix told detectives he does not own any firearms but is fascinated with mass shootings.

The sheriff’s office said on Friday they were in the process of getting a search warrant for Wix’s residence. Wix was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he’s being held without bond. Credit: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful