Anti-gay threats online being investigated in Wilton Manors

Posted at 8:44 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 08:44:26-04

The Broward LGBT community is on edge after threats were made on social media.

Some bars in Wilton Manors, like Rumors Bar and Grill, are stepping up security with armed guards in response to the online threats.
Wilton Manors Police Department is looking into the case, taking the threats very seriously. The FBI is also possibly investigating the threats.

"He wants to do bigger than the Orlando massacre and he wants to come down here and do it in Wilton manors," said Nick Berry, owner of Rumors Bar and Grill.
That's no exaggeration. In the Facebook threats, a man by the name of Craig Jungwirth is using someone else's photo to troll social media.

"He's talking about the gay community in a hateful way with slang terms I wouldn't even want to say on TV," said Berry.
In one of the posts, the man allegedly wrote "if you losers thought the Pulse Nightclub shooting was bad, wait 'til you see what I'm planning for Labor Day."

The threat comes on the same day new 911 calls were released from the Orlando massacre that claimed 49 lives on June 12th.

In another post, Jungwirth allegedly wrote "I'm gonna be LOLing you f***** faster than cops kill n******. It's time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS-infested losers."

Berry said he has a pending criminal complaint against Jungwirth for allegedly vandalizing Rumors Bar. Berry claimed he's dealt with Jungwirth in the past.

Surveillance video showed what appears to be the man spray painting the bar then taking a picture of it. 

"I kind of know that this guy could have it in him to do this. I believe he has some mental issues," said Berry.

Jungwirth has a lengthy criminal history which includes stalking charges. He has a handful of restraining orders against him.

"Mentally deranged. You have to to post something like that, you have to be mentally deranged," said Berry.

Police are asking anyone else who has been threatened by Jungwirth to call them.

Facebook has since deleted his profile.

This story is from our news partner NBC 6 Miami.