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Villagers’ son with troubled history arrested after Facebook threat aimed at FBI

Randy Szymanski

A Villages couple’s son with a troubled history has been arrested after posting a threat on Facebook aimed at the FBI.

Randy Jason Szymanski, 35, was arrested Friday on a felony charge of intimidation.

Wildwood police had been contacted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after the Massachusetts native posted on Facebook, “Hey Ocala Federal Bureau of Investigation I’m gonna bomb a Sun Trans. Bus,” according to an arrest report.

At the time of his arrest at a residence in the 300 block of Young Circle in Wildwood, Szymanski told police it was “a joke” and he had wanted to get the attention of the FBI.

He was taken into custody and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center. He was released after posting $5,000 bond.

Szymanski, who at one point had been living with his parents in the Village of Hadley, had been arrested in March 2015 after police were called to The Quarters Apartments in Lady Lake after he stabbed his girlfriend in the stomach with a knife. He pleaded no contest to the charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to four years probation, ordered to stay away from The Quarters Apartments and ordered to undergo 20 hours of anger management counseling.

In 2017, he was arrested in an attack on his girlfriend and her mother.

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