4th of July ‘gunman’ threatened to kill family with knives years before shooting

Twisted 4th July shooting suspect Robert ‘Bobby’ Crimo III once threatened to kill everyone in his home with his creepy knife collection a whole three years before the massacre he is charged with.

On July 4, a gunman suspected to be Crimo, unleashed a hail of bullets during celebrations in Highland Park, Chicago, overnight, just minutes after they started, leaving six people dead and around 30 injured.

Crimo, 22, is said to have opened fire from the roof of what was an outdoor outfitting store before being arrested and charged.

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And shockingly it appears local police officials were aware of the young man's violent tendencies years before his alleged acts.

In 2019, police were twice called to Crimo's home after he had made violent threats to his family.

in April 2019, Highland Park Police were called to Crimo's house after he tried to kill himself.

On the second occasion, Crimo had vowed to 'kill everyone' inside in September 2019, police found a treasure trove of knives in his possession.

These included 16 knives, a dagger and a sword.

Amazingly although the weapons were confiscated, Crimo himself was not arrested and he was still allowed to buy guns, including an AR-15-style rifle used in the attack, a second high-powered rifle and three pistols.

Previously Twitter sleuths have managed to find and upload a video created by the suspect – and it contains a chilling, and sobering message.

The one minute and 38 seconds long video features Crimo in various odd poses and places, with a strange symbol constantly flashing over the top of the video.

The symbol is a version of a unicursal hexagram, commonly used in the occult world or by some heavy metal bands.

In it, he states: “Like a sleepwalker, I am breaking through no matter what, like a sleepwalker, unable to stop and think.

“My actions will be valiant and my thought is unnecessary.

“I know what I have to do – I know what's in it, not only for me, but for everyone else.

“Where am I going? I don't know. I don't care. There is no past or future just the now it is more abstract than I could ever imagine.

“I can feel the atmosphere pushing me in it's unstoppable, like a wave pulling me under. I can't breathe without it.”

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The video was on his YouTube channel, which has now been pulled by the video streaming service for “violating YouTube's Community Guidelines”.

He continued: "I can't see or hear what I don't want. I need to leave now. I need to just do it. It is my destiny. Everything has led up to this. Nothing can stop me – not even myself.

"Is there a such thing as free will or has this been planned out like a cosmic recipe is what I've been waiting for in the back of my head ready to be awakened to what I was sent here to do?

"Like a sleepwalker, walking steady with my head held high, like a sleepwalker walking blindly into the night.”

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