A Boise, Idaho man is facing five felony charges of aggravated assault after pulling a handgun on a group of teenagers at The Haunted World in Caldwell.
Joshua Lockner, 37, was arrested after police were called to the haunted house by security. Lockner appeared to be drunk, according to authorities, slurring his words as he confessed to brandishing a handgun at a group of teenagers in an incident caught on video.
Trump supporter in #Boise Idaho pulled a gun on kids during a ride at the #Caldwell haunted house. #JoshuaLockner admitted that he pulled a gun after getting upset with the kids serving up too many hot facts during a political argument. pic.twitter.com/WgKhXoKwA4
— WOKEVIDEO (@wokevideo) October 12, 2020
Why are Trump supporters so angry and gun-happy?
— Raphael Locobazzo (@r_locobazzo) October 11, 2020
It’s amazing the number of places that “alphas” feel the need to be armed……
— Chris (@LCSeward) October 11, 2020
You know what is sad is that if you Google the dude's name, you will find an article where he gave an interview to a reporter while he was in a drug and alcohol program (alcohol and opioids).
This is Trump's base. Just blows my mind.
— It is what it is. (@Anthony78748) October 11, 2020
That's right, these right wingers have only one answer to logic and facts is only Violence
— Dp Kundu (@Dp_Kundu) October 12, 2020
After revealing his gun, Lockner openly threatened one of the kids, screaming at them to “put your phone down.”
“Are you drunk?” the kids are heard asking, to which Lockner responds:
“No, I’m proud.”
I'm glad the idiot has been arrested but can we talk about how well educated these KIDS were on subjects that affect their future. LOVE TO SEE THAT. She was hitting him with all kinds of facts and of course Trumpers responds with I got a gun!!
— Cutie_Patootie (@danimarlane) October 11, 2020
This is out of control. This guy is not mentally fit to carry a gun. I hope his license is yanked. You don’t pull a gun on kids who are hurting your feelings. This makes me so damn angry. 🤬
— Jackie*🦋 (@jacstar724) October 11, 2020
"Better bring muh gun…just n'case the house gits real scary. Also n'case tyranny shows up"
— Juandering Around (@JuanSP200384) October 12, 2020
I’m so proud of the way the kids handled this.
The root of courageous is couer – to have heart.
— Christian Campbell 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧 (@uscanuk) October 11, 2020
I’m glad Idaho has some smart young people
— sʜɪᴠᴀᴍ 🎃 (@ShivM_07) October 11, 2020
In addition to aggravated assault, Lockner will face a charge of carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence.
Why would you bring a gun to a haunted house? If he gets to scared is he going to shoot the monster?
— Just another # (@LuckyPenny73) October 11, 2020
When are these guys going to realize they are on the wrong side. Of the law, morality, decency, facts, etc.
— 20/20 Focus on 2020 (@MrsRobPope) October 12, 2020
Yo those kids are smart. Shout out to them.
— World Roses Ent (@WorldRosesEnt) October 12, 2020
I’m am so sick of hearing how we are the hateful violent ones when they are they most violent mob of hate filled people I have seen. I am blown away to see the real world we live in, I preferred when people pretended to be nice
— hoyden (@HoydenA) October 12, 2020
Find him. Arrest him. Get him fired.
— Ramy Elmasri (@RamyElmasri) October 11, 2020
The amount of teens involved in the conflict were not identified, nor was another voice in the video who called the kids “crazy,” before Lockner brandished the gun in his belt.
Lockner will appear in court on Tuesday to be arraigned for his charges.