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Police said they arrested a 22-year-old man on Friday for making a false threat to the Los Angeles County Fair (file) held in Pomona, California

The Californian man, 22, is arrested for sending & # 39; an email to the Los Angeles County Fair with a false warning of mass shootings, just so he couldn't go with his parents that weekend & # 39;

  • Erik Villasenor, 22, was arrested for creating a false threat against a stock exchange in California
  • Police said he sent an email to the Los Angeles County Fair Fair around 3 p.m.
  • In the e-mail Villasenor allegedly told the fair that he had heard that there would be a massive shooting on Sunday
  • The police and the FBI traced the email to Villasenor and arrested him that night
  • Villasenor allegedly told the police that he had sent the e-mail to create commotion at the fair, so he didn't have to go there with his parents
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A Californian man was arrested for allegedly making false threats against the Los Angeles County Fair just to prevent him from going there with his parents.

Authorities said the Los Angeles County Fair had informed them that it had received an e-mail on Friday at about 3 p.m. saying that there would be a massive shooting on the site on Sunday, according to KTLA.

Pomona police said they and the FBI immediately investigated the email and followed it to Erik Villasenor, Sylmar, California. The police and a tactical team arrived at his home and arrested him Friday night.

Police said they arrested a 22-year-old man on Friday for making a false threat to the Los Angeles County Fair (file) held in Pomona, California

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Police said they arrested a 22-year-old man on Friday for making a false threat to the Los Angeles County Fair (file) held in Pomona, California

The Los Angeles County Fair tweeted about the incident. They received the emailed mass shooting warning on Friday at around 3 p.m. Erik Villasenor was arrested that evening

The Los Angeles County Fair tweeted about the incident. They received the emailed mass shooting warning on Friday at around 3 p.m. Erik Villasenor was arrested that evening

The Los Angeles County Fair tweeted about the incident. They received the emailed mass shooting warning on Friday at around 3 p.m. Erik Villasenor was arrested that evening

& # 39; Through interviews, they were able to determine that he had sent that statement to the stock exchange and finally decided that it was a hoax &, said Pomona police chief Michael Olivieri Jr. in a Facebook video Saturday.

Villasenor, 22, was booked in Pomona prison for creating the false threat, according to authorities.

Olivieri said that when he was interviewed, Villasenor said: & he thought it was appropriate to steer this threat, and we believe it was meant to cause some chaos and commotion, and on the media be caught, and then he could use that as an excuse for his parents not to go to the fair. & # 39;

The police chief described the reasoning as & # 39; a bit of a crazy thing & # 39 ;.

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According to the police, the alleged email from Villasenor said: & # 39; Hello, I was told that someone was planning to do a massive shooting at the fair on Sunday. I just wanted to inform you. & # 39;

The police said that Villasenor had sent the fake mass shooting warning in an attempt to create chaos, so he didn't have to go there with his parents the weekend

The police said that Villasenor had sent the fake mass shooting warning in an attempt to create chaos, so he didn't have to go there with his parents the weekend

The police said that Villasenor had sent the fake mass shooting warning in an attempt to create chaos, so he didn't have to go there with his parents the weekend

On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Fair tweeted: & We have heard 9/13 of a potential threat. Working with Pomona Police & FBI could confirm that the threat was false. It is illegal to make threats and the person has been arrested. Fairplex would like to express its deep appreciation for the quick response from Pomona Police & FBI. & # 39;

Pomona police have said they will request reimbursement for the time and resources spent investigating the false threat from Villasenor.

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The one-month trade show held in Pomona, California, announced in August that it would improve its site security with an investment of $ 200,000, following several recent mass shootings across the country. It attracts thousands of visitors a year, according to reports.

Olivieri said the stock market security system was the & # 39; most robust & # 39; is that he has ever seen.

Villasenor is being held on a bail of $ 20,000, according to KTLA.

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