Cops Say Self-Proclaimed 'Virgin' Told Them He Wasn't Thinking Clearly When He Threatened Mass Shooting

Playing Man Claims He’s ‘Virgin,’ Allegedly Threatens Mass Shooting of Women

A Colorado man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill "as many girls as I see."

Police said they foiled a serious threat after Christopher Cleary, 27, allegedly traveled to Provo, Utah, the day before a Women's March and then posted on Facebook about "being the next mass shooter."

A friend alerted police, who then took Cleary into custody at a McDonald's in Provo, fearing he'd carry out his alleged threats at the march.

Cleary, a self-proclaimed virgin, allegedly said he was planning the massacre because of "all the girls the turned me down" and he allegedly wanted to "make it right by killing as many girls as I see."

Police said Cleary admitted to making the threats, but claimed he was upset and "not thinking clearly when he did so," according to a probable cause statement. 

He is charged with threatening terrorism, a felony, and has not yet entered a plea. Cleary was already on probation for felony stalking in Colorado stemming from a separate case, records show.

Cleary fits the profile of what's known as an incel, or involuntary celibate, a subculture of men who are angry they don't have sexual partners and blame women for shunning them. 

Other well-known incels include Alek Minassian, who is accused of driving a van into a crowd of pedestrians in central Toronto last year, killing 10, and Elliot Rodger, who killed six people in California in 2014.

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