It seems that our homeschooled mutant from yesterday had a MySpace and loved to flaunt his mutantcy.
His username, in part, was “the killer.”
His motto: “Mess with the best, Die like the rest.”
His interests: “Shooting . . . war, the North Hollywood shoot-out, bank robbers, the Columbine massacre.”
The North Hollywood Shootout? That’s a new one. For those of you who don’t know, The North Hollywood Shootout took place 10 years ago between armored bank robbers and the LAPD in which the LAPD were massively outgunned by the bank robbers. There’s a very famous video of one of the gunman just firing repeatedly into a police car. I tried to find it on YouTube but it was just filled with mutant-like tributes to the gunmen. But I digress…
The ramblings, riddled with grammar and spelling errors, profanity and teen bravado, suggest the teen is deeply disturbed and fantasizes about hurting people. The Daily News is withholding his name because he is a juvenile.
Nothing new there.
“I love to blow s— up, and I’m a bit of a merc,” he wrote in the “About Me” section of his page.
Yeah, because the world is just filled with 14-year-old mercenaries.
In his latest blog entry, posted in March, the boy wrote: “I am pretymuch the posterboy for the person that rests upon the line between Geineus and Madman/Pycopath, (23 ppl just left the page . . . ) feel free to messege me, and dont tell me how carzy I am, belive me I know, I have to live with myself 24 f—— 7. welcome to hell!!!! O and as 4 my personal saying . . . if at first you dont sucseed, use the armor piercing rounds.”
In precious few postings, he seems like a typical teenager. He admits he adores the singer Avril Lavigne and the movie “Star Wars.” He also inflated his age to 17.
But in other posts he lists his heroes as Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the Colorado teens who gunned down 37 people, 13 fatally, in their high school in 1999.
And, as other heroes, two bank robbers who got into a 1997 shootout with Los Angeles police, and two World War II snipers.
He also posted videos – one with a song apparently titled “Stray Bullet” – showing fictionalized school shootings. One video shows a scowling young gunman hunting down victims, shooting some at point-blank range, in a school library, a cafeteria, a hallway and classrooms.
Also posted is a link to a Web site memorializing Harris and Klebold.
Of course, he did. All the mutants do.
He describes himself as a soldier, writing: “Im a soldier, my favorit rifle is the AK-47, my fav handguns are the M-92-F Beretta, and the Colt.45-m-1911-A-1.”
He also claimed to be leader of the I.C.A. Military Group, which he explains only as the “Imperial Cobra Army.”
So now he thinks he’s Cobra Commander?
We always ask where are the parents when something like this goes down. Well, in this case, the parents were almost accomplices.
In December 2005, the boy’s father wanted to get his son a gun for his birthday. He went to Dick’s Sporting Goods on Chemical Road in Plymouth Township. He filled out an application for a .22-caliber rifle and lied about his criminal record, saying he had never been convicted of a felony.
In fact, the dad pleaded guilty in 1981 to first-degree manslaughter for driving while drunk and killing someone in a collision in Oklahoma City. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and released in 1987. Ironically, according to court documents, the father was also a deserter from the Marine Corps.
It seems the mutant doesn’t slink too far from the sewer.
His father’s name is Frank E. Cossey. His Mom, Michele Cossey is also being charged.
Michele Cossey bought her home-schooled son a .22-caliber handgun, a .22-caliber rifle and a 9 mm semiautomatic rifle, authorities said.
That’s some mighty fine parenting right there. Like I said before, it’s obvious that the kid’s homeschooling was suspect since these homeschoolers don’t have the best judgment in the world.