Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Semi-pro wrestler offers $100 reward on Facebook to kill Florida police officer: Report 

A semi-professional wrestler in Florida was arrested after allegedly offering $100 to anyone on Facebook who would kill a police officer for him.

Bruce Allen Santee II, also known as "The Marquee," was booked on a felony charge Monday after posting the name of a Pinellas Park officer and a reward for his death, according to police.

The 35-year-old Santee sounded off on Facebook about a traffic stop in Pinellas Park shortly after 2 a.m. Monday. In the post, he identified the officer who had pulled him over and offered $100 to anyone who would kill the officer.

Santee had been a front-seat passenger in a car driven by a woman who failed to yield and was pulled over, said police. He was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Monday on a charge of making written threats to kill or do bodily injury, a second degree felony.

The St. Petersburg resident turned himself into police and apologized to detectives for what he did, Sgt. Adam Geissenberger told ABC News. He also blamed his behavior on being drunk.

"He was remorseful. He told them, 'I was stupid, I was drunk. I posted something I shouldn't have,'" said Sgt. Geissenberger.

Santee was being held at the Pinellas County Jail Monday night in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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