Canadian Man Criminally Charged, Banned from Internet After Uttering Threats on Facebook

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

A 32-year-old North Vancouver man has been criminally charged by police for uttering threats on Facebook.

Ryan Lewis appeared in court yesterday for graphically detailing threatening comments via a series of posts on the popular social network. In his comments he expressed being in support of the recent Aurora, Colorado mass shooting in a movie theatre that killed 12 and injured 58.

Ryan told media this week that he soon after regretted posting anything. And when the police came knocking on his door, he wasn't surprised.

He showed remorse, telling The Province that he "went overboard," that he was "being stupid" and felt "pretty embarrassed." Ryan affirms he has "never attacked anyone" but admits that the police charges "are fair."

He will return to court on August 22. In the meantime Ryan is banned from using the internet, possessing weapons, or drink alcohol.

Company:
Facebook
Website:
http://www.facebook.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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