Published On: Mon, Dec 17th, 2012

Von Meyer, Indiana man, arrested with 47 guns, police feared school shooting

A man arrested with 47 guns Saturday allegedly planned a mass shooting at a nearby elementary school in Indiana. One day after Adam Lanza murdered 27 adults and children in Connecticut, before claiming his own life, the northern Indiana man was planning a similar massacre.

Von Meyer

Von Meyer

According to an ABC News report on Sunday, Cedar Lake police say Von. I. Meyer, age 60, “is a known member of the Invaders Motorcycle Gang.”

He was taken into custody after authorities were tipped off by the man’s wife, who claimed he made threats to set her on fire when she fell asleep Friday.

Authorities also say the man arrested with 47 guns threatened to “kill as many people as he could” at Jane Ball Elementary School, located only 1,000 feet from his home.

Police stated the guns and ammunition hidden throughout Meyer’s two-story home were mostly antique collector guns and Interim Cedar Lake Police Chief Jerry Smith said he believes Meyer was not serious about his school threat.

“If people followed through on all the threats they’ve ever made — things said in anger that they don’t really mean and regret — our population in this country would be half of what it is,” he said. “This was something he said in the heat of an argument. He hadn’t been plotting this.”

Meyer fled his home early Friday after his wife reported the alleged threats to police, and he may have gone into hiding in a densely wooded area around his home, Smith said.

Meyer apparently slipped back into his home at some point. He was arrested there without incident Saturday on felony intimidation, resisting law enforcement and domestic battery charges.

Meyer’s wife works at the cafeteria at Jane Ball Elementary School, less than 1,000 feet from the couple’s home in Cedar Lake, about 45 miles southeast of Chicago.Guns Threat

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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  1. kari says:

    Seems as if all the sicko’s are coming out.

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