FL Man Arrested for Threatening to ‘Blow Up’ Disney World Execs

Steven Jordan, 31, was arrested after he threatened to
Steven Jordan, 31, was arrested after he threatened to "blow up" Disney World executives on Twitter. (Courtesy of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

On August 11, 2021, detectives assigned to the Threat Management Section were notified by The Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX) of threats made on Twitter. These threats were later found to be written Steven Jordan, 31 of Seminole.

Jordan created a Twitter account on August 8, 2021 and made a total of 186 tweets within a three hour period.

According to detectives, two of these tweets were directed at Walt Disney World and stated, “@Disney or we will blow up all of your execs houses with C4” and “@Disney I will toss a hand grenade threw their loft window.”

There were several other tweets directed toward Activision Games in reference to their video games, derogatory comments about their executives, and other current litigation issues.

On August 9, 2021, Twitter suspended Jordan’s account.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Threat Management Section detectives worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and, through various investigative techniques, were able to determine that Jordan was the owner of the Twitter account responsible for creating the tweets.

When detectives located Jordan and interviewed him, he admitted to authoring the threatening tweets.

According to detectives, in 2019, Jordan was previously convicted on the charge of False Report about Planting a Bomb, Explosive, or Weapon of Mass Destruction.

Detectives charged Jordan with Threatening to Throw, Place, or Discharge a Destructive Device.

Jordan was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident and is being held on a $10,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

Related Occurrence:

(Dillion Burch, 22, of Arizona was was arrested in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, May 28, 2018 and sentenced to three days in jail after deputies say he falsely told guests at a Walt Disney World resort there was an active shooter on the property as part of a YouTube stunt. Courtesy of WKMG 6 News and YouTube. Posted on May 29, 2018.)

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