New Yorkers try to make a killing.
Since 2018, at the very least 120 individuals from throughout the Empire State have turned to the parody website “RentAHitman.com” to attempt to rent a real-life killer to rub out members of the family, off an ex, and even torch a college, web site proprietor Bob Innes instructed The Post.
“It is sort of scary as a result of they do stroll amongst us. They’re on the market. People are harmful, however they’re additionally blinded by rage,” stated Innes, who turns over disturbing requests — from Brooklyn to Boise — to cops.
In February, he tipped off the NYPD to a Kensington teen who stated she was bored with being bullied on the Urban Assembly School for Leadership and Empowerment on sixteenth Avenue in Brooklyn — and needed to have the varsity burned down.
In one other chilling request, “Rebecca” from Brooklyn wrote within the topic line: “Anything to kill her.”
“Robin” in Far Rockaway who despatched a message titled, “I need him so f–king useless.”
The NYPD didn’t present details about any of the instances Innes forwarded.
An individual in Dutchess County’s Hyde Park needed a father and son in Texas murdered, for allegedly abusing a girl, a submission Innes stated he reported to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Another Dutchess County resident — supposedly a younger boy — needed to kill his personal mother.
Innes, who lives in California, launched RentAHitman.com in 2005 when he and three school classmates began a pc safety enterprise.
The “hit” in “hitman” referred to web site “hits” — consumer visitors — not homicide.
Years later he checked the dormant website’s inbox and was in for a shock — tons of of messages from individuals searching for a employed gun.
“I definitely didn’t count on this,” Innes stated. “I didn’t count on this in any respect.”
Still, he determined to run with it — and made it clear he wasn’t a straight shooter, filling the location with apparent — and humorous — indicators it was solely a pretend contract killer rental company.
One useless giveaway was the assertion that the location was 100% compliant with HIPPA legal guidelines — “Hitman Information Privacy and Protection Act of 1964.”
“There’s Easter eggs scattered all around the [website], however that doesn’t cease these individuals which are severe, which are bent on inflicting hurt to others, from filling out a service request kind,” Innes stated.
The website has led to a pair of latest, high-profile arrests.
Deann Parkin, 30, was charged this month in federal courtroom with utilizing interstate commerce to facilitate a murder-for-hire plot in Idaho after allegedly reaching out to Innes’ website to off her ex-husband’s new girlfriend.
Innes stated he turned Parkin’s request over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Tennessee Air National Guardsman Josiah Garcia was arrested in April after he tried to get a job as a contract killer via Innes’ website — a request he additionally turned over to authorities.
Innes, who stated he’s cultivated a eager eye for severe homicide inquiries and hoaxes, stated he has no qualms about turning requests he deems credible over to police.
“If they’re able to inflicting hurt to someone else, I’ve no drawback placing them in touch with a ‘discipline operative,” he stated.