A 21-year-old man in Gilbert, Arizona, is facing murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed his roommate.
While this in itself is pretty darn horrifying, this story has got a twisted and terrifying backstory that’ll make you want to find all your roomie’s social media accounts and follow them instantly.
Zachary Penton, the man in question, lived with 41-year-old Daniel Garofalo.
Just two days before the alleged incident, Penton tweeted (although it’s still being investigated whether or not this is Penton’s real account) the following…
Penton allegedly was pissed at his roommates after they got in a drunken fight.
Scrolling through Penton’s Twitter feed you’d be forgiven for thinking that the threat was just the rantings of an angry 21-year-old. We mean, there have been moments where we’ve been super annoyed with our roommates after they finish all the milk, don’t clean up their mess in the kitchen, or when they get back late from a night out and wake you up. It’s part and parcel of living with other people.
However, if you scroll back through his Twitter feed, you come across a young man who has a little bit of a fascination with weapons the the pro-gun lobby.
According to a report by ABC 15 Arizona, it appears that Penton was the one who called the police following the incident, and he was taken into custody without incident. Police in Gilbert refused to confirm whether the above Twitter account was indeed the perpetrator’s, but Josh Davidson, an attorney, told the news channel not to take the status literally.
According to ABC, Penton told police that he’d scuffled with Garofalo after being told to move out, and had feared for his life before confessing to shooting him.
Authorities have stated that they’re investigating whether the Twitter feed is indeed Penton’s, and what occurred in the build up to the shooting.
While we’re sure this is a unique case, it probably worth having a scroll through your roommates Twitter feed.