BOLIVAR, MO - Police in Missouri say one man’s plot to commit mass murder at a TWILIGHT screening was foiled after they were contacted by the man’s mother.
On Thursday, the mother of 20-year-old Blaec Lammers contacted police to inform them that her son had gone off his meds and had recently purchased weapons and ammo similar to those used by a gunman inside a theater in Aurora, CO, that claimed the lives of 12 people. She went on to say that she thought her son was intending to shooting people during the opening of the new TWILIGHT movie.
Lammers was taken in for questioning and admitted to police that he had purchased a ticket for a Sunday showing of the latest TWILIGHT movie with every intention of using his recently purchased firearms to shoot the people in the theater. However, he had changed his mind.
He told police he decided that he was going to shoot up a local Walmart instead. He figured that would a be a perfect place for his killing spree because when he ran out of his ammo, he could just reload with Walmart’s.
“Blaec Lammers stated that he would walk into the store and just start shooting people at random and if he ran out of ammunition,” according to court documents. “He would just break the glass where the ammunition is stored and get some more and keep on shooting until police arrived. Blaec Lammers then stated that he would then turn himself into police when they arrived.”
On Friday Lammers was charged with three felonies; first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action. He is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.
“To be completely honest, the mother was very, very courageous,” said Darin Chappell, Bolivar city administrator. “A lot of parents would have been more tempted to protect their child than to consider the public’s safety, but she was very forthcoming.”
Lammers did not start having thoughts of committing mass murder until after he stopped taking medication for a mentl condition, according to the court documents. Law enforcement officials plan to ask a judge to require Lammers undergo a mental health evaluation when he is back in court on Wednesday.
Kind of scary to think that whenever you are in a public setting, that there may be a Lammers sitting near you, off his meds and armed to to the teeth.