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Man arrested, accused of making threats on Facebook to ‘shoot anyone' on SA strip

Roderick Lamar Robinson arrested in OKC, faces terroristic threats charge

Courtesy: Oklahoma City Police Department Facebook page
Courtesy: Oklahoma City Police Department Facebook page


SAN ANTONIO – Days after the nation witnessed the deadliest shooting in U.S. history at a music festival in Las Vegas, San Antonio police officials said a man threatened to “drive down” the San Antonio strip and “kill all of you on sight,” sharing the details of his plan on his Facebook page.  

The San Antonio Police Department was made aware of the threats, which officials said were posted Tuesday night to social media, and investigated later identifying the man as 39-year-old Roderick Lamar Robinson.

San Antonio has two streets known colloquially as the "strip": North St. Mary's and Main Street, both of which contain multiple bars within walking distance of each other. Other posts made by Robinson indicated he was talking about the latter street, which hosts such bars as Heat and Pegasus.

ARRESTED: Roderick Lamar Robinson, B/M, 39 years old SAPD was made aware of the threats posted to social media and...

Posted by San Antonio Police Department on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

"I'm going to kill a lot of folks at the San Antonio strip then an (sic) to then just (sic) bought me a gun with a lot of rounds in it so get ready (expletive) won't no one me making fun of me after this (expletive)," Robinson said in a now-deleted Facebook post. 

"I will cut off the San Antonio strip forevermore no one will go there again an yrs (sic) that strip needs to be done like more than vages (sic)," Robinson said. 

SAPD officials said shortly after learning of Robinson’s alleged threats to shoot up the “strip,” the department took precautionary measures by notifying the businesses in the affected area and implementing additional security measures to ensure public safety. 

After gathering information regarding Robinson, the information was forwarded to the Oklahoma City Police Department, which later contacted Robinson and arrested him on suspicion of a terrorist hoax.

Yesterday evening, our officers became aware of posts made on social media by 39-year-old Roderick Lamar Robinson. ...

Posted by Oklahoma City Police Department on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

According to his Facebook page, where police said he made the deadly threats, Robinson lives in San Antonio but is from Norman, Oklahoma, just 20 miles south of Oklahoma City.

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However, an SAPD spokesman said Robinson travels between Oklahoma and San Antonio, and made the threats in Oklahoma.

The spokesman said Oklahoma City police arrested Robinson for an active warrant in Bexar County for possession of marijuana. He will face a new charge for terroristic threats against the government/public.

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