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‘Nikolas Cruz’ YouTube comment brings FBI to bail bondsman’s door

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi bail bondsman got an eerie message in September that took on a whole new feel in the wake of the mass shooting in at a Florida high school Wednesday.

It was “Nikolas Cruz.”

That’s the name of the 19-year-old accused of entering Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wearing a gas mask, pulling a fire alarm, and opening fire on the students as they tried to evacuate. Seventeen people, including a football coach lost their lives in the attack.

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Ben Bennight has a YouTube channel called “BenTheBondsman” where he posts videos about things that happen in his line of work. That leads to a lot of crazy comments, he said.

Being familiar with criminal matters and law enforcement, Bennight, who works for AFAB Bail Bonds in D’Iberville, Miss., took a screenshot and reported the post. According to the video he posted Wednesday night, he then contacted the FBI.

“I wish I could have given them more information but it was just a comment on my channel,” he said.

YouTube removed the offensive comment. Bennight tried to send it to “,” an email address he found online. It bounced back.

So he called his local field office.

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“I called and left a message. The next day I had two FBI agents standing in my office taking down my information, taking copies of the screenshot, asking questions of course I couldn’t answer,” he said.

For full coverage and additional stories of this report was came from USA Today and click HERE for more.


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