Hallmark cards with American flags on the front are believed to have been used by a man who threatened to shoot minorities moving into his San Luis Obispo neighborhood, police say.
The latest development in the case involving Richard Orcutt, who neighbors called a “ticking time bomb,” was released Tuesday by San Luis Obispo police.
Detectives say they believe the 62-year-old sent the cards to property management companies, property owners and possibly even renters along his street – Cavalier Lane.
The cards “contained threatening language to shoot people of minority descent,” police said, and did not contain any information on who sent them.
Anyone who received one of the letters or knows anyone who did is asked to contact San Luis Obispo police.
Orcutt was arrested early Saturday morning after a search warrant was served at his home where detectives say several handguns, rifles, shotguns, and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found.
Orcutt faces three felony charges, including hate crimes.
He posted bail, which was set at $500,000, Sunday afternoon and is currently out of custody, according to police.