LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Stanley Viner Thursday after he allegedly sent a threatening e-mail to the Sheriff's Office, against deputies and the President of the United States.
LCSO says the suspect sent the profanity-laced message from the e-mail account, Soffitman@MSN.com, which they were able to trace back to Viner.
The suspect allegedly aimed part of his message at one LCSO deputy in particular, whom he claimed had previously arrested him. In the message, Viner allegedly went as far as saying he would rape the officer's children, then slaughter the family and the entire sheriff's department. A check of the department's records showed that the deputy had never arrested Viner, as he had claimed.
Deputies say the rambling message seemed to center around a backpack Viner claimed the department took from him, that he wanted returned to him. The suspect claimed he was being beaten down emotionally. LCSO says they do not have the backpack.
His message was forwarded onto the United States Secret Service, as he specifically threatened the President.
Viner also threatened a mosque, and referred to himself as "God."
When officers spoke with his parents, they said he suffered from schizophrenia and that the condition had been worsening. Deputies say they admitted they were fearful of their son, who had taken to calling himself "God," and who had recently found his father's pistol and took it from it's hiding spot.
Deputies found Viner at a McDonald's and took him into custody.