Hialeah Gunman Had Left Job for Downloading Files on Explosives, Bare-Handed Killing and Sex

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While police still don't know what exactly provoked Pedro Alberto Vargas to set his apartment on fire and fatally shoot six neighbors, new documents released today reveal that Vargas had previously been fired in 2008 for downloading a number of troubling files on his workplace computer. According to Reuters, the topics of the files ranged from bomb making, counterfeiting, killing people with bare hands and sex.

See also: Hialeah Mass Killer Pedro Antonio Vargas Struggled With Anger, Might Have Been on Steroids

Vargas had worked at Miami Dade College from 2004 to 2008 after graduating from the school with a degree in graphic arts.

Vargas resigned in December 2008 after he was caught downloading at least 24 files of personal and disturbing nature on his workplace computer.

"During his full-time tenure, his supervisors became concerned about his performance, including his punctuality, adherence to deadlines, the quality of his work, and the following of orders, among other issues," Juan Mendieta, a college spokesman, said in a statement released today to Reuters.

"It was also learned that just prior to his resignation, on one occasion, he visited an anti-government website."

Vargas perused numerous documents on how to make bombs, including of the bleach and mailbox variety, and also on how to counterfeit documents to establish a new identity. Vargas also explored topics like seduction, hypnosis, hacking and credit-card fraud on company time.

See also: Seven Killed in Hialeah Apartment Building Massacre

Vargas denied the allegations and resigned days later. He wrote that the allegations were meant "to smear my good name and reputation."

As earlier reported, Vargas has since turned his attention to fitness and might have used steroids. Those who knew him said he was abusive and often angry.

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11 comments
Frank Castle
Frank Castle

This article seems fake...making bombs really?

my8stylo
my8stylo

The heartless acts do not reflect only on the swine minds, but they also relate to the human behavior…

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Some cats claim that none in Miami take 'roids

Scott Smith
Scott Smith

He got the new identity done He was known to be Alive Now he's know as Dead

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

In a nutshell, locals are always on the edge

Lorenzo Henríquez
Lorenzo Henríquez

I know it's halfway messed up but i couldn't help cracking up when i read this on a previous article: "Plenty of people in Miami take steroids, rage against Castro, and have anger management issues. None of those details comes close to explaining why Vargas cracked this past Friday and killed six people. "

Gregory Raveen Ramsaran
Gregory Raveen Ramsaran

Where's the NSA when you need them? What the fuck are they doing with all this "intel"?

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