Amazon employee arrested in Texas for Snapchat threat showing 3 rifles

DALLAS — An Amazon employee was arrested after police said he posted a photo on Snapchat of three rifles with the caption “DON’T GO TO AMAZON TOMORROW.”

Joshua Logan Hawkins, 19, worked at the Amazon warehouse in San Marcos, about a 20-mile drive from Lockhart, where police say he lived.

Lockhart police got a call Friday about Hawkins’ Snapchat message. Police observed a copy of the Snapchat from a witness, and then obtained a warrant for Hawkins’ arrest and a search warrant for his residence.

He was arrested at his address on Saturday, where officers also recovered three rifles. Police retained the rifles as evidence.

Hawkins was charged with making a terroristic threat and booked into the Caldwell County Jail. His bail was set at $1,500. He was released on Sunday, a Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said.

The Amazon warehouse in San Marcos is a fulfillment center, where online customer orders are packaged and sent out. It opened in August 2016, and at the time, the location expected to hire about 1,000 employees, Community Impact reported.

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