The Orlando shooting attacks are bringing out the worst in people.
This couple, clearly deranged, decided to terrorize Arkanas with “terrorist” threats on facebook.
And it is possible they were planning attacks.
The Crawfords were eating at Mel’s Diner in Prairie Grove (May 24) when Alan Crawford became frustrated with the waitress because he felt she was slamming the door from the dining room to the kitchen, according to an arrest warrant affidavit from Washington County. Crawford said “Only a Christian would treat them like that,” then became more frustrated because he felt his order was taking too long and he thought the food was too expensive, the affidavit states.
Before the couple left, Daphne Crawford told the waitress “People like you are the reason we kill,” according to the affidavit.
Following the incident, the Crawfords made several related posts on social media that displayed weapons and threatened violence, the affidavit states.
The couple targeted another victim via social media after the woman had made a Facebook post asking if anyone knew the Crawfords, according to the affidavit.
Daphne Crawford initiated a conversation with the woman in which she stated her husband, Alan, would show up with an AK-47 and is a former Navy SEAL, the affidavit states. Daphne Crawford also sent the woman a photo of her husband in Muslim attire kneeling with a weapon described as an assault rifle, according to the affidavit.
And they were planning an attack for a while.
Personnel within the Sebastian County prosecutors office said a judge set Crawford’s bond at $10,000 after considering past incidents.
In December 2015, the couple was escorted out of Central Mall in Fort Smith after investigators said the pair was video recording stores in the building.
Disturbing. The FBI is now involved and has taken this couple into custody. These are serious threats and thankfully the FBI and local law enforcement acted with prudence.
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