Teen sought in rampage at gay bar has swastika tattoo, lauded Nazism

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Police officers went to Robida’s home Thursday and spoke to his mother. According to court papers, she said Robida came home about 1 a.m., bleeding from the head, then left. In his bedroom, officers found Nazi regalia and anti-Semitic writings on the wall. A man who answered the door at Robida’s mother’s house Friday morning ordered reporters off the property. At least one of the wounded men remained hospitalized Friday. A second was released, and hospital officials would not disclose the whereabouts of the third victim. Police said they were examining material Robida posted on his Internet home page. The site is full of references to a rap group called Insane Clown Posse, which is known for its explicit lyrics and sinister clown makeup. The band’s label, Psychopathic Records, has a logo depicting the silhouette of a man wielding a hatchet. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – A teenager accused of going on a rampage at a gay bar with a hatchet and a gun sometimes glorified Nazism and had a swastika tattoo, but never previously expressed any prejudice toward gays, friends say. Jacob Robida, 18, was wanted in Thursday’s attack at Puzzles Lounge that left three men wounded, one critically. He remained at large Friday. Police have labeled the attack a hate crime and said Robida will be charged with attempted murder, assault and civil-rights violations. Heather Volton, 22, of Fall River said she has been friends with Robida for more than a year. She said he had a swastika on his hand, but “the kid never so much as raised his voice at me.” last_img