Facebook comment about gun ammo leads to arrest
Published 5:51 pm, Tuesday, March 6, 2018
DARIEN — A Stratford man’s comment on Facebook about a newspaper story on school shootings led to his arrest on a charge of disorderly conduct.
On Feb. 24 Raymond Moerloer, of Sedgewick Avenue, wrote, “Thanks for the reminder, I need to buy ammo,” on the story, which was about a planned walk out in support of gun control. Police received several anonymous complaints about the comment.
When contacted by police, Moerloer, 67, admitted to posting the comment but denied any intention to sound threatening. He immediately removed the comment after talking with police.
Based on their investigation, police applied for a warrant for Moerloer’s arrest. He turned himself in at police headquarters on Feb. 26 and was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford March 8.