Thousand Oaks man taken into custody after posting 'disturbing' posts mentioning Borderline shooting
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (FOX 11) - The Ventura County Sheriff's Department took a Thousand Oaks man into custody over the weekend accused of posting disturbing messages on social media mentioning the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting.
The social media posts were linked to 27-year-old Eric Plambeck, the Sheriff's Department said. Plambeck's posts made no direct threat but attempted to fabricate a link between the Borderline tragedy and a foreign militant group, according to authorities.
Detectives and deputies began working on locating the suspect almost immediately after what authorities are calling disturbing, insensitive and concerning posts surfaced on social media.
The Sheriff's Department says Deputies located Plambeck Saturday evening in the 2800 block of Camino Dos Rios in Newbury Park under the influence of a controlled substance which led to his arrest. Plambeck is now being held on a $15,000 bail.
"Thousand Oaks detectives interviewed Plambeck about the intent of his disturbing social media posts. Plambeck stated that he did not intend to threaten anyone," said a statement from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
Authorities ultimately determined that Plambeck did not violate any statutes with his social media posts about the Borderline shooting.