Threatening emails were sent to more than 100 law enforcement agencies. A man said he’d be forced to take matters into his own hands if they don’t investigate the Catholic church.
FDLE said David Biasotti sent the first mass email on Monday. It talked about wanting to shoot officers.
On Tuesday, investigators got a second graphic email telling officers to come and find him, and saying that if they didn’t investigate the Catholic church for fraud, he would take matters into his own hands.
Biasotti appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday. In court, he said sorry for the emails. Then the judge told him, “you may have just confessed to the crime.”
WINK News spoke with some of Biasotti’s neighbors, and they said the whole situation is concerning.
William White lives near Biasotti and said, “he’s right up the street. It’s not something I’d ever think would happen. I got my kid walking on the bus stuff every day. So I’m pretty shocked.”
Biasotti’s neighbors told me he’s quiet. “He doesn’t come out much at all, since his mother was here. And I know that there when she was here, she would come over time to talk to me about what he was going through.”
FLDE took two of Biasotti’s guns. He’s been arrested three other times in Lee County.
WINK News Safety and Security Specialist Rich Kolko said the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. “So if he was wanting to do it before, that law enforcement has to think he’s willing to do it again.”
Biasotti’s neighbors hope he gets some help if he needs it. “I think it’d be a good time to check his mental health. And hopefully that’s, you know, what he was going through and not being violent. That would be scary to know, right across the street.”
Biasotti is being held at the Lee County Jail on a $40,000 bond. If he makes bond he will be released with monitoring.
He is facing two charges of intimidation, one count of “send written threat to kill” and one count of “send written threat to conduct mass shooting.”