Why would someone call Newtown residents and pretend to be Adam Lanza?
by Lisa Fogarty
After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., most of the nation united and mourned the loss of 26 students and teachers. But one man apparently thought it would be funny or exciting or -- who knows what he was thinking? -- when he decided to call up families living in Newtown and pretend he was shooter Adam Lanza.
Cardenas Hoffman, who is from Venezuela, was arrested in Miami for allegedly calling Newtown residents two days after the massacre, claiming he was Lanza, and threatening to kill them.
Hoffman, 30, reportedly phoned "dozens" of people and said something similar to this, which is reportedly what he actually told at least one resident:
This is Adam Lanza. I'm gonna [expletive] kill you. You're dead. You're dead. You hear me? You're dead.
One person says he called and threatened to kill everyone with his "machine gun," referencing the weapon Lanza used Dec. 14, 2012.