Parkland, Florida – A man described as “obsessed” with school shootings has been arrested after he left dead, mutilated animals at a memorial for the 17 Parkland school shooting victims. His name is Robert Mondragon, and the police believe that it is only a matter of time before he turns his violent tendencies to humans.
In a press conference, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony stated that the authorities want to keep the 29-year-old man behind bars for as long as possible. He is currently being held without bail on three felony charges of defacing a monument.
An investigation revealed that Mondragon has a “disturbing fascination with mass school shootings,” as well as real and fictional school shooters. In a release, the sheriff’s office stated that Mondragon’s facial tattoos resemble those of Tate Langdon, the character from the television series American Horror Story based on the Columbine High School massacre.
Mondragon has a lengthy criminal history. The current incidents that landed him behind bars involve mutilated animals left at the Parkland shooting victim memorial. On the first occasion in July, a duck with its chest cavity cut open was found on a bench at the MSD Memorial Garden. A day later, a dead raccoon was found on the same bench, and 10 days later, a dead opossum was discovered on the bench.
Mondragon was arrested on July 31, after a vigilant BSO Parkland district deputy saw a white Nissan Sentra with illegal window tint that matched the vehicle description from the surveillance video driving slowly in the area of Pine Island Road and Holmberg Road, and he conducted a traffic stop. The deputy said Mondragon was the only person in the car, and the deputy saw bird feathers and blood on the front passenger side floorboard. Mondragon told the deputy he had the dead bird in his car because he likes “the metal and blood smell that emits from the dead animal.”
Mondragon has not killed a person yet, but Sheriff Tony said that Mondragon “fits every classification that it’s coming.”