An elderly couple in Southwest Florida has been getting death threats and frightening visits from X’s fans after a rumor circulated on social media, saying his killer stayed at their address.
“It’s very disturbing that people have access to personal information that quickly,” said homeowner Laurie Bernard said.
Twenty-year-old Jesse Gonzalez was arrested for loitering and is accused of trying to deliver a Cape Coral family a pizza as a way of getting revenge for a rappers murder. Bernard said they did not order the pizza.
A phone call alerted Bernard that her family’s home address had gone viral,Wink News reports.
“We seem to be the unfortunate recipients of social media putting our address out as the home of a alleged murderer of a rapper,” Bernard said. “We are not.”
Bernard has a message for those who doubt her.
“Shame on you,” Bernard said. “Shame on you for arbitrarily just picking an address and just believing what’s posted.”
Law enforcement has to stand guard outside the elderly couple’s home as the threats continue.
“If they were smart enough to get the address, look at our ages. 73 and 76,” Bernard said. “We can walk, that’s about it. We’re not going out to try and kill anybody.”
The Bernard’s neighbors are also stepping up security around the entrance gates.