Police Arrest Florida Dancer Who Said She ‘Had a Vision’ of Committing Mass Shooting

An exotic dancer in Florida was arrested and after police officers were alerted to her writing that she had a vision of carrying out a mass shooting.

Brien Basarich, 31, a dancer at Showgirls Men’s Club in Plant City, admitted to officers that she penned the blog post in question under the name “taking-lives.”

“I had a vision… of a very public place, only one way in and one way out,” Basarich wrote on Tumblr. “Preferably a bar/club on a busy night. 2019 has a lot in store if my plans go according!”

Another Tumblr user said on Jan. 4, that they had alerted local authorities to the post, which has since been taken down along with Basarich’s account.

According to an affidavit obtained by WFTS, when police officers asked Basarich why she created the post and several similar ones, she said she is a fan of serial killers and mass murderers.

She also said that she enjoys true crime, or stories about criminal events that have taken place.

In another post, she said: “Preferably a bar/club on a busy night. 2019 has a lot in store if my plans go according!”

In other posts, she said she was excited to get her first gun, an AR-15, soon, and that she would get others soon after. In response to another user asking her if she had a desire to kill, she answered: “I feel at time a lot of us have urges, whether they will admit or not is the question. So yes, I have.”

Basarich was arrested and transported to the Polk County Jail, reported Bay News 9. She was charged with making a written threat to kill or injure.

A day after being arrested, she was bonded out of jail on Jan. 3.

Eric Lamar Jackson, suspect charged with second degree murder
Eric Lamar Jackson, suspect charged with second-degree murder in Jacksonville, Fla. on Dec. 21, 2018. (Courtesy of Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office)

Two Cousins Killed Within Three Days

Five children spent Christmas without a mother after two separate shootings killed two cousins just before Christmas in Jacksonville, Florida.

Police discovered the body of mother of two Nekecheana Phillips, 27, with a gunshot wound and dead outside her home on Hunt Street in the Lackawanna neighborhood, on the afternoon of Dec. 21. Phillips had filed a domestic violence petition two days earlier to obtain a restraining order against her former boyfriend.

“She was a good mother,” Phillips’ neighbor Ronald Dennis said. “Always smiling, always reserved, and just a good person.”

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Eric Lamar Jackson, 27, turned himself into police and was charged with burglary and second-degree murder.

Police allege Phillips arrived home on Dec. 21 and found Jackson waiting inside. The pair has a history of domestic violence.

“I’m really shook by the whole thing,” Phillip’s neighbor Brandi Salinas said. “You see people fighting all the time you know what I mean, and they say things out of hate, but to actually do what he did is just heartbreaking.”

Jackson reportedly confronted Phillips after she ran outside to escape and shot her in front of others, including her two daughters before running off.

“Christmas is Tuesday, and they’re going to be burying their mother,” Salinas said. “Everybody today needs to stop. Whatever you’re going through in your home if you don’t get along, whatever it may be, it’s not that serious. It affects so many lives.”

Epoch Times reporter Jeremy Sandberg contributed to this report.