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One potential Aurora theater shooting copycat arrested

Posted at 10:56 AM, Jul 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-24 11:57:09-04

*This post was originally written by Hema Mullur for our Colo. affiliates

DENVER, Colo. — State troopers in Maine pulled over Timothy Courtois for reportedly driving 112 miles per hour. Inside his car, authorities found an assault rifle, four handguns, several boxes of ammunition and news clippings about the theater shooting in Aurora.

Courtois told authorities he had just watched “The Dark Knight Rises” with a loaded handgun in his backpack and that he was on his way to shoot his former boss.

In Denver, police confirm Jordan Morado posted messages on Facebook saying “Mad props to James Holmes. Thank you for making this world a whole lot better.”

Sources tell FOX31 that a friend of Morado’s reported these posts. Saturday night, police surrounded his Capitol Hill apartment. Morado eventually came out and no threats were found inside his apartment.

He’s not facing any charges but sources tell us he was placed on a mental health hold.