The father of murdered WDBJ Reporter Alison Parker is being accused of threatening a State Senator.
William M. Stanley Jr. a state senator from southwest Virginia told police Wednesday that he felt threatened by Andy Parker.
Late Tuesday, Parker sent this message to Stanley Jr. via Facebook: "I'm going to be your worst nightmare you little bastard."
"I take this very seriously as a threat against the safety of my family," said Stanley, who enjoys an A rating from the National Rifle Association. He said he contacted Capitol Police and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, and picked up applications for concealed handgun permits for himself and his wife because of the message.
"We are proud firearms owners, but I never felt the need for a concealed-carry permit until now," Stanley said.
Parker confirmed that he sent the message but said the intended threat was only political.
"I don't own a gun," Parker said. "I have a pellet gun, that's it. . . . If he thinks I'm going to be a threat to him other than a political threat, that is just mind-boggling."
Parker sent Stanley another Facebook message after a Washington Post reporter contacted him about the alleged threat.
"Thank you again for providing me another opportunity to call you out in the press because I 'frightened' you," Parker wrote. "You're the only person I know that would try to turn me into a threatening bad guy. I love it."
H/T Washington Post