personal website of Jacob Robida (site picture, right),
aged 18, has been obtained and archived by PageOneQ.
On Wednesday evening, Robida allegedly entered Puzzles
Lounge, a gay bar in his hometown of New Bedford,
MA and opened fire with a gun, injuring three individuals.
Reports also state that the suspect wielded a hatchet
during the attack. One victim remains hospitalized
in critical condition. On Friday, Robida remained
at-large. According to a report
by the Associated Press, one victim was released from
the hospital and the local police department refused
to discuss the whereabouts of the third victim.
Robida's website, hosted by MySpace.com, has an on-line
nickname of Jake Jekyll. The site was last
logged into on February 1st, the day of the attacks.
There are, on the site, many text and
graphic references to murder, Nazis, anarchy and antisocial
behavior. One such entry refers to Seig Heil,
a popular Third Reich chant and greeting which translates
as "Hail to Victory." Here is one such reference
from the site:
Prominently headlined on the site is a section of
prose titled, Pass the Axe:
THE AXE "Pass me something Sharp and Wicked and
I'll pass it back don't worry I'll pass it back."
Hey click on the axe and grab it. Get your hands
bloody baby! Add it to your page or put it in
a comment box. Doesn't matter where you put it
just PASS THE FUCKIN AXE!
The author of Pass the Axe, whether Robida
or another individual is unidentified on the site.
A friend of Robida, identified on the site as Charlie,
posted a a number of comments.
contacted Charlie, at which time he confirmed his
friendship with Robida, his age -- 16 -- and acknowledged
posting comments on Robida's blog. All others questions
of Charlie were met with a swift, 'No comment.' (Due
to his age, Charlie's last name has been withheld
In another section of Robida's site, perhaps a precursor
of his supposed actions on Wednesday evening, the
alleged shooter completes the sentence "Your
murder weapon is ..." with a one word answer:
Other sections of the site include surveys on suicide
methods, mutilation and additional information on
A photograph of a machine gun on the site is accompanied
by the text:
gun are you. machinegun. wow your a machine gun
you like to shoot at things especially people.....
your not to socile but you have a love and that
is to kill... don't let your list get to long
you might hurt your self! [sic]
the time of the capture of the site by PageOneQ,
there were 124 comments on the page. Fifteen of which
were posted after the attack in the bar.
the past two days 15 comments regarding the shooting
have been left on the site. A member, 'NasTay,' expressed
support for Robino. "...[A]nd if you did .. good
job .. your [sic] my fucking idol."
the young man who was contacted by PageOneQ,
posted a comment in support of Robino. "HE DIDNT
DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," Charlie wrote, explaining
that "You all have the wrong person.."
Robino's MySpace website may be
viewed by clicking here.
An archive of the site in PDF format is here.
Originally published on Saturday February 4, 2006.