Texas Gunman Described as ‘Right Wing Gun Nut,’ ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
Here’s a report from KPRC in Texas with details on 35-year old Thomas Caffall, killed yesterday in a shootout with police in College Station near Texas A&M, after killing two people and severely wounding another: Family: College Station Shooter Was ‘Ticking Time Bomb’.
KPRC Local 2 investigative reporter Robert Arnold tracked down Caffall’s family on Monday afternoon, and Richard Weaver, his stepfather, said he was not shocked that Caffall was involved.
“We are devastated for the families that this SOB killed,” said Weaver. “He was a ticking time bomb.”
Arnold asked Weaver if he had any indication that something like this was coming.
“He was crazy as hell,” Weaver said. “At one point, we were afraid that he was going to come up here and do something to his mother and me.”
“We were hoping he’d kill himself before doing something like this,” said Weaver. “We are just devastated for the families this SOB killed.”
Weaver could not elaborate on exactly what pushed Caffall to this point, but did say he was aware of the eviction. Weaver said Caffall had not spoken to his mother in several months.
Weaver said Caffall quit his job about nine months ago and proclaimed he would never work for anybody again.
More details from Houston Press, where Caffall is described as a “right wing gun nut:” A&M Shooter Thomas Caffall’s Disturbing Facebook Page: Yoda, Emily Dickinson, Commie Guns.
Thomas Caffall’s mother told the media yesterday that she had been worried about her son’s mental state, and from looking at his Facebook page, it’s easy to see why. Having a right-wing gun nut in the family is one thing. Having one who goes around quoting Yoda and Emily Dickinson is another. …
Caffall joined Facebook a little less than two years ago, when he was apparently living in Temple, and used his first post to gloat on the Baylor Bears’ 2010 gridiron victory over the Texas Longhorns. (As an Aggie, this was an “enemy of my enemy is my friend” deal.)
And then it was straight into what appears to be his most abiding love: East Bloc weaponry.
His next post was a link to a Fox News article about a Florida car dealership that threw in a free AK-47 for every new truck purchase. “anyone looking for a new car needs to read this!” Caffall noted, and then liked his own post. …
And so the year ended, but not before he had liked both Bristol and Sarah Palin, pistol-makers Beretta, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, the Tea Party Patriots, and a group battling for repeal of Obamacare. (He later shifted his presidential allegiance to Michelle Bachmann; coincidentally, the cop he killed shared that last name.)