Robert Mondragon: School-shooting obsessed Florida man arrested for dumping dead animals at Parkland massacre memorial

Investigators say the suspect began leaving animal carcasses at the monument on July 20, two days after the Parkland shooter's sentencing trial began

Robert Mondragon: School-shooting obsessed Florida man arrested for dumping dead animals at Parkland massacre memorial
Robert Mondragon, 29, who has distinctive skeleton-like facial tattoos, was arrested on three counts of disfiguring a monument and held without bond (Broward Sheriff’s Office/AP)
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A school-shooting obsessed Florida man was arrested for dumping animal carcasses at a memorial for victims of the Parkland massacre. Investigators say the suspect began leaving animal carcasses at the monument on July 20, two days after the Parkland shooter sentencing trial began. 

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Robert Mondragon, 29, whose bizarre skeleton-like facial tattoos mimics that of a mass school shooter Tate Langdon from 'American Horror Story', allegedly first left a mutilated duck in the memorial garden at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "A school crossing guard first noticed a duck with its gut sliced open on a bench at the memorial on July 20. The next day a raccoon was found there and a dead opossum was spotted 10 days later," police said. Mondragon was arrested on three counts of disfiguring a monument and held without bond, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office

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Robert Mondragon left animal carcasses at the memorial garden at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  (Broward Sheriff’s Office)

On July 31, a deputy stopped a white Nissan with illegally tinted windows and noticed bird feathers and blood splattered across the car’s floorboard. The driver, who was identified as Mondragon, told the officer he was driving with a dead bird because he enjoyed “the metal and blood smell” emitted from the carcass, according to a police report. An investigation later revealed Mondragon allegedly posed with the dead animals on his phone along with footage of his car near the memorial. He also had multiple internet searches about real and fictional school shootings. 

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Suzanne Devine Clark visits a memorial setup at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for those killed during a mass shooting on February 14, 2019 in Parkland,  Florida. A year ago on Feb. 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 14 students and three staff members  were killed during the mass shooting.
 A Memorial set up at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for 14 students and three staff members who were killed during the mass shooting (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mondragon, who is obsessed with school shootings, sports a wild, Flock of Seagulls-style mullet in his police mugshot. He had allegedly returned repeatedly to the memorial site to dump the dead raccoon and possum at the shrine after the mutilated duck.

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He alleged started dumping the animal corpses two days after the death penalty trial for Nikolas Cruz, who gunned down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 2018, began on July 18. Mondragon was taken into custody on August 4, and at the time of his arrest, Mondragon was on probation for battery and indecent exposure convictions.

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