Orlando man Kelvin Williams arrested for organizing riots, looting of outlet malls

The Orlando Police Department arrested a man, Kelvin Williams III, Thursday, for inciting riots and looting of Orlando Premium Outlets on social media.

Williams, 20, was identified as a potential gang member and awareness rose as May 31 as OPD’s Gang Unit had been monitoring social media for “intelligence, specifically related to publicly available posts, which encouraged, incited, organized, or advertised acts of violence and rioting inside the City of Orlando.”

Officers identified a post on Instagram that read, “Riot READYYY, Orlando WE FINNA (expletive) UP THE PREMIUM OUTLETS. Addy: 4951 International Drive, Orlando. WHEN: MONDAY JUNE VT! Everyone come! Bring mask to hide faces! MONDAY @l2am everyone come!!”

The post included a photo of a building engulfed in flames, a report showed.

Officers said they alerted management at the outlet complex of the threat.

Williams was believed to be a credible threat and was then taken into custody Thursday and was charged with inciting riots. He is being held at the Orange County Jail without bond.

 

Kelvin Williams III

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