A Kendall man pledged “allegiance to Allah” and vowed to dress like the comic-book villain Joker before gunning down co-workers, according to a police report.
The man, Enrique Dominguez, 20, was arrested late Friday, accused of aggravated assault. A Miami-Dade judge on Saturday ordered that he must post $5,000 bond and stay on house arrest before trial.
According to an arrest report filed in court, Miami-Dade Police’s Homeland Security Bureau received reports that Dominguez had “expressed an intent to become radicalized” and openly discussed a plot to kill his supervisor.
Last week, Dominguez allegedly told a co-worker that he had bought a shotgun to kill his boss — then showed off execution videos posted by the Middle Eastern terror group ISIS, according to the report.
“I will dress up as the Joker from the Batman movie and bring the gun to work during my break,” he allegedly said, according to the report.
Dominguez, who sports a Joker tattoo on his shoulder, according to the arrest report, works at J&B Importers, a company in Southwest Miami-Dade that distributes bicycle parts.
Detectives found social-media photos of Dominguez “dressed as clown” while posing with a large knife. One photo showed him posing with 15 combat-style knives with the caption: “My lil arsenal.”
On Friday, police said, Dominguez confessed he had bought a shotgun and planned to open fire after his “day of allegiance.” Inside his home, detectives found a canvas bag containing a clown mask, duct tape, plastic wrap, gloves and two large knives,” the report said.
Attorney Saam Zangeneh spoke on Dominguez’s behalf in bond court Saturday. He said Dominguez was a “good kid” and downplayed the threats.
“This may have been some Internet lashing out when you get frustrated with someone and you post things on the Internet,” Zangeneh said.
But Judge Gloria Gonzalez-Meyer said definitively that there was probable cause for the assault charge.
“I’m absolutely convinced, there’s no argument you could make to me at this juncture that could change my determination,” Gonzalez-Meyer said.
Some of Dominguez’s family members were in bond court Saturday but declined to comment.