The Orange County Register reports that a Garden Grove man has been arrested for making disturbing posts on Facebook.
Officers were contacted by a family member of 46-year-old Mark William Flicker. The relative expressed concern about erratic Facebook posts from Flicker, adding he had ongoing family issues and had been drinking heavily.
The police reviewed the posts, and the police determined that Flicker could potentially pose a danger to the public. Flicker did not specifically threaten any specific person, business, or place.
Among his posts was one indicating he had ordered a firearm online. Another family member told police Flicker had gone to his mother’s residence to retrieve a firearm from a gun safe.
Police determined Flicker had unsuccessfully attempted to open the gun safe without his mother’s permission. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and attempted grand theft of firearms and booked into the Orange County Jail. Bail was set at $2 million.
Police along with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office served Flicker with a firearms emergency protective order preventing him from legally possessing any guns pending further investigation. Officers served a search warrant at Flicker’s residence and recovered several electronic devices, but did not find any firearms.
On the surface we have a drunken racist white guy trying to get his hands on a gun. His family saved him, and possibly countless others.