Published on July 21st, 2012 | by Technable0
Other James Holmes Mistaken on Facebook for Theater Shooting Suspect
When police identified the Colorado theater shooting suspect as James Holmes, people flocked to Facebook
to learn more about the alleged man behind the massacre. Instead, another James Holmes — a resident of Littleton, Colo., located about 15 miles from the scene of the crime — was bombarded on the social network with messages and friend requests from the public.
“I appreciate the fact that you are trying to become better-informed about the occurrences last night in Aurora, but you have been somewhat mislead, in that I am not the man who did it,” he wrote via a Facebook note. “I am not a 24-year-old gun-slinging killer from Aurora, I am a 22-year old book-slinging mass eater from Littleton.”
Holmes urged the public to stop contacting him and his girlfriend.
“I would appreciate if you would read this particular post and not assume that it would be interesting to be friends with someone on Facebook who is very probably going to be in jail and not be able to confirm your friend requests anyway.”SEE ALSO: 12 Killed in Mass Shooting at Batman Premiere in Colorado
He also noted that his girlfriend had to tell someone during a job interview that “she is not, in fact, dating a serial killer.”
“James Holmes happens to be a pretty common name, surprisingly, so try not to jump the gun,” he wrote.
Holmes did not respond to a request for comment.