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Female stripper arrested for making ‘very public’ mass killing threats: ‘2019 has a lot in store if my plans go according!’



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Authorities arrested a 31-year-old female stripper from Florida after she made explicit threats about staging a potential mass killing.

The suspect, Brien Basarich, admitted to having posted such threats on Tumblr under the username "taking-lives."

What did she say?

According to the Bradenton Herald, Basarich — who dances at Showgirls Men's Club in Plant City, Florida — boasted of purchasing guns.

The outlet reported that the Lakeland Police Department said Basarich wrote about having a "vision" of firing guns into crowded areas — such as bars or clubs "on a busy night" — that have only one entrance or exit.

A screenshot of Basarich's alleged remarks says, "I had a vision ... [o]f a very public place, only one way in and one way out. Preferably a bar/club on a busy night."

"2019 has a lot in store if my plans go according!" the screenshot added.

Lakeland Police Officer Colton Thomson said that he made contact with Basarich at her home on Wednesday, where she confirmed she wrote the Tumblr posts in question, according to WTVT-TV.

When questioned by other users about her motives, Basarich responded, "A lot of us have urges, whether they will admit them or not is the question. So yes, I have [had the urge to kill]."

Investigators who questioned Basarich said that she confessed to writing the posts because she is a fan of true crime, serial killers, and mass murderers.

Authorities arrested Basarich on Wednesday. She was charged with making written threats to kill or injure in a mass shooting or act of terrorism, and was released Thursday on a $5,000 bond.

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