SORRENTO (CBSMiami/AP) – A conspiracy theorist who claims the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting never happened is accused of possessing the personal identification of the father of one of the victims.
Wolfgang Halbig, 73, was arrested Monday on a charge that he was in unlawful possession of another person’s identification, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: 3 Children Injured In NW Miami-Dade Crash
Halbig was a guest on the radio show of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. He’s been sued by the Sandy Hook families for defamation for falsely claiming that the massacre never happened. The 2012 mass shooting left 20 first-graders and six adults dead at the elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Halbig repeatedly emailed several people and law enforcement agencies the Social Security number, birth date and other information of Leonard Pozner, whose 6-year-old son, Noah, died at Sandy Hook.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Residents Gather To Protest Closure Of Matheson Hammock Park's West Entrance
Pozner reported to sheriff officials that Halbig has continued to harass him over the internet since 2018.
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