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EXCLUSIVE: Mother Talks About Son's Arrest For Making Threats
RIVERSIDE -- Denver Vinson, 19, has been booked into the Montgomery County jail after police say the teen made terroristic threats against the St. Helen's Festival in Riverside.
Vinson was booked into jail early Wednesday after Riverside police served a warrant. They say someone complained about a threat he posted on Facebook.
The post read, "HA HA mf's better hope St. Helen's will have security. I'm bombin' on ya'll."
There was profanity in that post that ABC 22/FOX 45 removed.
We talked exclusively with Vinson's mother, who says her son's words are being twisted and that the message was to a group of guys that have given her son problems repeatedly in the past.
"Bomb on you,' is 'fight you.' 'Bang on you,' we're gonna scrap, we're gonna fight," said his mother, Jeana Drummer.
As for Vinson's mention of security, "when he said they better have security, he meant because they're going to have to pull me off you," said Drummer.
Riverside Police say they always have to take any threats seriously.
"It's easy to say after arrested, 'well, I didn't mean it that way.' We don't take these things lightly. We have to err on the side of caution," said Riverside Police Chief Mark Reiss.
Vinson's mother is beyond shocked.
"Absolutely blown away. That the system has portrayed my son to be this monster," said Drummer.
She just wants her son out of jail.
Police say they will have extra patrols at the festival this weekend.
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