Man who asked about killing 200 people says he is an anti-gun activist
Port St. Lucie, Fl- Through an anonymous tip, Port St. Police detectives were able to identify the man who made the concerning comments to the Walmart sales clerk as Philip Michael Attey II.
Police detectives received a tip that helped them identify the man making the concerning comments as Philip Michael Attey II (DOB 7/6/64) from Port St. Lucie.
During his interview with detectives, Philip Attey II informed police that he is an anti-gun activist and that he believes that his statements made to the Walmart clerk in front of a customer only helps his cause which is for Walmart to stop selling firearms.
Port St Lucie police did not charge Attey with a crime, citing the 1st Amendment’s right to free speech. But they say they didn’t like his way of making a statement about guns and haven’t totally ruled out charges either.
Atte admits that this might not have been the best way to make a point.
At this time, it doesn’t appear that Mr. Attey II is an immediate threat.
This is an ongoing investigation.
This is from the Police Report: