This is SO shocking! Omar Mateen was allegedly a regular at popular Orlando gay nightclub Pulse for years until he went on a shooting rampage June 12 and killed 49 patrons. Keep reading for more on the bombshell claims.
So scary! Omar Mateen, 29, may have known his way around Pulse nightclub because he allegedly was a regular of the place where he slaughtered 49 innocent club goers and injured another 53. Not only that, he’d allegedly go there to get so incredibly wasted that security sometimes had to kick him out of the club for being so drunk! Click through for the details in a stunning new report.
A drag-dancing married couple say that they’d seen Omar in the nightclub many times prior to his deadly massacre. “It’s the same guy,” Chris Callen, who performs under the name Kristina McLaughlin, tells The Canadian Press. “He’s been going to this bar for at least three years.”
His husband Ty Smith, who goes by the stage name Aries, also said he’d seen Omar drunk at the club numerous times, sometimes being so wasted that security needed to escort him out of Pulse. “(He’d get) really, really drunk…He couldn’t drink when he was at home — around his wife, or family. His father was really strict… He used to bitch about it,” Ty told the outlet.
“Sometimes he would go over in the corner and sit and drink by himself, and other times he would get so drunk he was loud and belligerent,” Ty shared with The Orlando Sentinel, which reported that they spoke with other clubgoers who remembered seeing Omar at Pulse as a customer many times prior to his attack. “We didn’t really talk to him a lot, but I remember him saying things about his dad at times…He told us he had a wife and child.”
The couple says that they stopped talking to Omar when he threatened customers after someone in the club made a joke about his Muslim religion. “He ended up pulling a knife,” Chris claims. “He said if he ever messed with him again, you know how it’ll turn out.”
Omar stormed into the nightclub early in the morning of June 12 and proceeded to cold bloodedly murder 49 innocent people who were just having a good time on a Saturday night, carrying out the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by the claims that the Orlando killer was once a club regular?