A Manhattan man who threatened a Colorado company with Las Vegas Part Two was arrested on Tuesday.
Victor Casillas repeatedly sent emails to a Denver, Colorado based company, hoping to extort employees with his threats. He threatened a killing spree if his email recipients didn’t send him money, saying “MAYBE TODAY YOU WILL MEET YOUR MAKER.”
Starting just days after the shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and 500 others wounded, Casillas sent the emails to several employees, listing three names he said were “TOP TARGETS” while demanding cash.
Casillas demanded personal information from the victims of his plot and sent threatening photos of weaponry after claiming that he arrived in Denver.
The New York Post reports:
Victor Casillas was arrested Tuesday after he repeatedly warned the company via email he intended to murder at least three employees, whom he referenced by name, before invoking the recent Vegas massacre that left 58 people dead and over 500 injured.
“I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY GOD DAM FUNDS…A–HOLES…WELL GET READY 4 LAS VEGas part 2…MAYBE TODAY YOU WILL MEET YOUR MAKER,” he wrote in one sickening email from Oct. 4, just three days after Stephen Paddock opened fire on a county music festival in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Casillas also sent various employees at the unnamed Denver company a barrage of terrifying emails, telling them to prepare for their deaths.
“TOP TARGETS FOR SNIPER…NAMES OF FIRST ROW OF SERIAL DEATHS BY ASSASSINATION,” another correspondence read, naming three employees. “PLEASE TELL LOVED ONES TO START PICKING OUT A NICE BEAUTIFUL CASKET AND PLAN A DECENT FUNERAL.”
The word “decapitation” was written next to a photograph of yet another employee.
“IVE ARRIVED IN DENVER” another email said, accompanied by a photograph of two sub-machine guns.
“I wanna know who your spouse and children are too and I’m not asking you I’m telling you, I wasn’t to know who your parents are as well if the pieces of trash are even still alive (for now) for that matter,” he wrote on Sept. 27.
Because Casillas sent his threats in email, there’s plenty of evidence to use against him now that he’s been arrested. The chilling details from the messages are more than enough to prove extortion.
Thankfully, he’s in police custody, and he’s currently scheduled to be arranged in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday.
The New York Daily News cites a source which names the victim company as Ibotta.
According to court papers, Casillas signed up with company in 2014 and opened up 14 extra accounts since 2016.
The company Casillas allegedly terrorized is Denver-based Ibotta, according to a source. It gives users credits for referring others, and those credits can be exchanged for money, court papers say.
The multiple accounts came from different email addresses, but all listed “Victor Casillas” as the username.
That raised red flags at Ibotta, which eventually closed down the accounts and offered Casillas $40 to end the dispute.
Casillas didn’t go away quietly, court papers say. He allegedly came back at the company and opened additional accounts, also under the name “Victor Casillas.”
Ibotta wasn’t fooled and deactivated the accounts in late September. That’s when Casillas became unhinged, authorities said.
Casillas was apparently angered that he didn’t fool the company with his fake accounts, and didn’t get paid for his “referrals.”
He started sending company employees the threatening emails about “Vegas Part Two” shortly afterwords, using the tragedy in Vegas to threaten employees and their families. He must not have realized that they could identify him through his IP address.
Hopefully, this man will get the long sentence he deserves for such a disgusting crime.