World Series terror tweets land St. Louis man in jail

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis man has been arrested for tweeting threats about Busch Stadium.

Robert Metzinger, 30, has been charged with making a terrorist threat. Police say his tweets imply that he was going to us an explosive device, similar to the ones used in the Boston Marathon bombings, in or around Busch Stadium during the World Series.

Metzinger’s former employer told police about the troubling tweets according to the St. Louis Police department’s probable cause statement. The report goes on to say, “The tweets made repeated reference to the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 including the possible use of a pressure cooker.”

His bail was set at $10,000. A relative has since posted, according to court records, and he is scheduled to appear before a judge on Nov 22.

Chief Dotson released this statement about the tweets, “Our Department worked diligently to ensure that Cardinals fans and visitors had a safe and enjoyable Word Series experience in our city. When we learned of the threats on social media, we took immediate action to take the suspect into custody. At no time during our investigation were fans and visitors in the region at risk of harm. While we are always cautious about the safety of citizens and visitors, our attention was heightened in this incident due to the World Series. Because of the hard work and dedication of our officers Cardinals fans and visitors were able to safely enjoy the three-game series in St. Louis.”

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Metzinger’s twitter account has been deleted. But, an account called @BestFansStLouis has a record of some of his posts:

Here are the lyrics to “Bad Habit” by Offspring:

“Bad Habit”

Hey man you know I’m really okay
The gun in my hand will tell you the same
But when I’m in my car
Don’t give me no crap
Cause the slightest thing and I just might snap

When I go driving I stay in my lane
But getting cut off it makes me insane
I open the glove box
Reach inside
I’m gonna wreck this f#@$r’s ride

[Chorus:]
I guess I got a bad habit
Of blowin away (Yeah, Yeah)
I got a bad habit (Yeah, Yeah)
And it ain’t goin away (Yeah, Yeah)
Yeah (Yeah, Yeah)
Yeah (Yeah, Yeah)

Well they say the road is a dangerous place
If you flip me off I’ll get in your face
If you drive on my ass
Your foot’s on the gas
And your next breath is your last

[Chorus]

Drivers are rude
Such attitudes
But when I show my peace
Complaints cease
Something’s odd
I feel like I’m god
You stupid dumb#@#t goddam m@#$$@#$r!

I open the glove box
Reach inside
I’m gonna wreck this @#$#@’s ride

[Chorus]

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