Fla. firefighter fired, jailed after Facebook comments

He faces charges of three counts of threats against a public servant and two counts of aggravated cyber stalking


BARTOW, Fla. — A part-time Fla. firefighter lost his job and was taken to jail after reportedly making threats over the phone and on the Internet.

Polk County Fire Department Firefighter Christopher Baird allegedly began to post rants and threats on his Facebook page while on medical leave last month and unable to get his position back, according to the department.

These threats included "live by the gun, die by the gun" and "I own weapons of all types, but quick wit and cat like reflexes are my best weapon," according to WFTS.

In addition, he posted a picture of his fire department badge alongside his last paycheck and a hunting knife.

Firefighter Baird is facing charges of three counts of threats against a public servant and two counts of aggravated cyber stalking.

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