Florida exotic dancer, wrote about the ‘vision’ to carry out mass shooting, police say

Brein Basarich, 31, allegedly admitted to making threatening posts online.
(Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

A exotic dancer in Florida was arrested Wednesday after writing about her “urges” to undertake a mass shooting in a crowded area, police said.

Brein Basarich, 31, who worked at the Showgirls men’s Club in Plant City, admitted to posting the threats on her Tumblr account under the username “life,” Lakeland police said.

She wrote about her “vision” of the use of an assault rifle fire in a crowded bar or a club that only had one entrance, preventing people from escaping, Bay News 9 reported.


“I had a vision of a public place, only one way in and one way out,” Basarich said, according to the Bradenton Herald. “Preferably a bar/club on a busy night. In 2019, has a lot in store as my plans go according to!”

Basarich described himself to the police as a true-crime-lover and a “big admirer of serial killers and mass murderers,” according to the station.

“… Many of us have urges, whether they admit it or not is the question. So, yes, I did,” she wrote to another Tumblr user who asked whether she had murderous impulses, according to Action Jax 30.

Basarich was charged with making a written threat to kill or injure. She was taken to Polk County Jail, but bonded out Thursday.

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