A complicated picture of Omar Mateen continues to emerge days after he shot up Pulse, an Orlando gay club. Mateen was killed by law enforcement at 5 a.m. Sunday, after killing 49 other people. Those in the Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie area who had run-ins with the man have described him at points as both jovial and belligerent.
And video recently surfaced tells a similar tale. Mateen worked as a security guard for G4S at an entry gate for a Port St Lucie subdivision at the time of his death. The video, from a documentary on the 2010 BP oil spill, shows Mateen by a beach working security at night. He wonders out loud about whether the clean-up effort itself is a money grab.
"Everybody is just out to get paid," he says. "They are like hoping for more oil to come out and more people to complain so they will have jobs, because once people get laid off here it's gonna suck for them. They want more disaster to happen, because that's where their money making is." Of note, oil in that spill never came close to Florida's Atlantic Coast, where Mateen lived. But the video shows a mix of anger, humor and paranoia.