Younk, 18, of Windsor Heights, was charged with first-degree harassment yesterday in connection with the lockdown at the University of Northern Iowa. The Roosevelt High School senior apparently sent several text messages to his girlfriend who goes to school there, threatening to come to campus and harm her, likely with weapons. What he said scared her enough to alert police.
While we were looking for information on Younk’s background, I ran across his Myspace page. What I found on there was…interesting. But how he portrays himself on there isn’t really indicative of a potential killer.
He lists his hometown as Oelwein. He’s a “really sexy” Libra with “poofy curly dark blond hair”. He likes Ben Folds and hanging out with his friends; he doesn’t want kids. He also says he doesn’t drink or smoke, but the headline on his page says, “I like my cocaine with tequila.” And judging from some comments left on his page, he apparently likes to smoke marijuana. A LOT. Here’s a sample:
“dude me and my brother need to hit one of you dudes’ roor, we dont have nug but we need smoked up we will give trades and are good for ittttt”
The only slightly odd this is his listing in the “Heroes” field — “I hate people.” Well, so do I sometimes.