On July 7, 2022, at approximately 2:19 p.m. Cape Coral Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit made contact with Ira Dennis Crosser Jr. (W/M 11-02-1966, 4818 Lucaya Drive Apt. #7) at his residence upon the probable cause established in an active warrant for his arrest for violating F.S.S. 812.13(2)(a) Written Threat to Conduct a Mass Shooting or an Act of Terrorism.
On July 7th, Detectives from the Cape Coral Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit were informed by a local law enforcement partner of a text message received by the reporting party from Mr. Crosser which detailed his intent to “make Texas and Highland Park” look like “child’s play.” (In reference to the recent mass shooting that occurred on July 4th in Highland Park, Illinois.)
The investigation revealed that the reporting party was concerned, based on Mr. Crosser’s alleged violent tendencies and access to weapons, that he could carry out these threats. It was verified that the text messages were written by Mr. Crosser and, due to the exigent severity of these threats, a search warrant was requested and approved through the 20th Judicial Circuit’s State Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Crosser was subsequently transported to Lee County Jail and was charged with the following: Written Threat to Conduct a Mass Shooting or an Act of Terrorism F.S.S. 812.13(2)(a).