A deputy in Ohio was placed on paid administrative leave after making a TikTok of himself seemingly threatening to shoot rioters and looters who entered the suburbs.
David J. Mink allegedly violated Franklin County Sheriff Office’s social media policy with the TikTok. He is also under investigation for “inattention to duty.”
In the TikTok, which was posted over the weekend, the 32-year-old poses with a rifle. A handgun is also sitting on the counter, while Mink uses “foul language,” according to nbc4i, which reviewed the TikTok.
“WHEN THE LOOTERS AND RIOTERS THREATEN TO COME TO THE SUBURBS,” text across the TikTok reads.
Mink’s TikTok account has since been removed. Mink, according to cleveland.com, has worked at the sheriff’s office for about four years.
Another deputy, Nathan Wolfe, has also been placed on paid administrative leave for “suspicion of inattention to duty,” according to abc6. It is unclear if the two incidents are related.
Investigations into the deputies were opened by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Bureau.
*First Published: Jun 30, 2020, 3:51 pm
Eilish O’Sullivan is the news wire editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle and the Daily Texan.