South Florida man made Pulse-style massacre threats, police say

Joseph Jorczak, 34

A South Florida man is accused of making anti-gay remarks and threatening an attack larger than the Pulse massacre in a series of online posts.

Detectives said Joseph Jorczak, 34, targeted the Miami Beach Community Chruch, which is an LGBT-friendly place of worship, according to NBC affiliate WTVJ.

Jorczak was taken into custody Wednesday after he refused to answer investigators’ questions about the posts.

Police said Jorcczak posted hate-filled messages online Nov. 17 and Nov. 29, attacking the church and members of the LGBT community, saying “you cannot trust the LGBT community” and calling them “nasty people.”

In one of the posts Jorczak wrote “Orlando will look small compared to what is coming to Miami Beach.”

The pastor of the church has a restraining order against Jorczak.

Jorczak is charged with stalking, cyber stalking and violating a restraining order. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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