SMH… Don’t blame the Thai box for driving him crazy.
The shooter who claimed the lives of 12 innocent people at a D.C. Naval Yard Monday was obsessed with Thai culture and even became depressed after a woman he fell in love with in Thailand refused to move to the US.
Via Daily Mail reports:
Washington Naval Yard gunman Aaron Alexis called police to his hotel room in Rhode Island last month and complained of hearing voices in the closet as friends of the shooter today revealed he was devastated last year when a Thai girlfriend left him broken-hearted.
According to Lt. William Fitzgerald of the Newport Police, a disturbed Alexis, 34, called police complaining that he had become involved in an argument with three people at the airport a full six weeks before before his shooting rampage which claimed the lives of 12 people on Monday.
Telling police that he was being followed by two black men and a black woman, Alexis also told police officers that he was hearing voices in the closet of his hotel room and wanted a transfer to a Navy hotel.
Lt. Fitzgerald told NBC News that his officers ran a background check on Alexis, but no outstanding warrants were returned and he told police that he felt physically and emotionally fine and needed no further assistance.
Earlier on Tuesday, anonymous law enforcement officials said that Alexis sought treatment from the Veterans Administration in August for paranoia, insomnia and possible schizophrenia and a New York Times report claims that he had suffered mental issues for up to a decade.
He was described as a Buddhist who had also had flares of rage, complained about the Navy and being a victim of discrimination and had several run-ins with law enforcement, including two shootings.
Eight people were injured including three who were shot, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said. Those killed were aged 46 to 73, he said. Investigations continued into the circumstances of their deaths.
They are, according to Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department: Michael Arnold, 59; Sylvia Frasier, 53; Kathy Gaarde, 62; John Roger Johnson, 73;Frank Kohler, 50; Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46; Arthur Daniels, 51, Martin Bodrog, 54, Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, Gerald L. Read, 58, Mary Knight, 51 and Vishnu Pandit, 61.
Authorities said none of the victims were known to have been active-duty military personnel.
He definitely sounds like he was suffering from some severe mental issues. But some of it also sounds like cultural alienation (only worse for you now bruh, you’re an embarrassment to the race!) because according to a former employer he complained of discrimination and felt most comfortable around Thai people because they treated him well.
Via Channel 4 reports:
Aaron Alexis, the 34 year-old accused of killing 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, was employed at the Happy Bowl Thai restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, as a delivery driver for three years.
The owner of the restaurant, Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, also provided the suspected gunman with a room in his house.
This arrangement came to an end just two months ago when Mr Suthamtewakul got married. “My wife wanted some privacy,” he said.
The African-American often complained of racial discrimination and bias, said Mr Suthamtewakul. “He didn’t have any (American) friends. His only friends were Thais because they were nice to him,” he added.
Alexis took a trip to the south east Asian nation in 2012.He spent 45 days there, entering the country on 28 March, 2012. Alexis was shown around by family member Parin Suthamtewakul.
She took him to a number of tourist spots including rural Korat, north east Thailand, and a beach resort in Hua Hin. They also celebrated the annual Thai new year festival of Songkran, where participants soak each other with buckets, sponges and water-guns.
Alexis is reported to have frequented a Buddhist temple in Fort Worth, Texas, but we are told that he showed little interest in temples or Buddhism while on holiday in Thailand.
Instead, “he went to massage parlors”, said Mr Suthamtewakul.
Alexis also met a Thai woman on his holiday and developed “a crush on her” Mr Suthamtewakul added.
The ex-Navy reservist asked this woman if she wanted to come back the United States and live with him but she declined. Channel 4 News understands that Alexis had said this was because the woman “didn’t like black people.”
SMH @ him going to massage parlors and his jawn not liking black folks! Sounds like homeboy was truly lost in the sauce.