Arrested! Craig Jungwirth In Custody

  • Update on April 15 at 2:20 p.m.: Craig Jungwirth has bonded out of jail

A past mugshot of Craig Jungwirth. Photo courtesy of the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Booking number 132784. That is how Craig Jungwirth is known after being arrested in Okeechobee County Wednesday afternoon.

The man has been accused of making threats against the city of Wilton Manors and the LGBTQ community, creating, and selling tickets to fake events, stalking community members, including members of OutSFL’s staff.

This comes just weeks after one of his mugshots was featured on the cover of OutSFL and, in a story that recapped his extensive criminal background, the elusive suspect was finally caught.

“This is a great day! It’s a day of celebration,” one of Jungwirth's victims told OutSFL. They led the charge to track him down.

Wilton Manors Police Department Det. Haley Halverson has worked the case for months and kept the victim updated along the way. In a text to him, Chief Gary Blocker praised her dogged dedication to finding the fugitive.

They believe Jungwirth was coming down to cause trouble at Miami Beach Pride this weekend. They were told Amtrak personnel recognized him and called police before he could get out of town. As of this writing, online records show he’s still in the Okeechobee County jail. If he doesn’t make his $2,500 bond, he will likely be extradited back to Broward County.

It would be easy and dismissive to call Jungwirth a nuisance. But he is accused of stealing a lot of money and preventing his victims from earning a living.

The victim works in Wilton as a barber and asked that their name not be used since they've been a target of continued harassment. They use an online service to book appointments. They said Jungwirth spammed their page by booking fake appointments so real customers would think their schedule is full.

The years of threats and harassment have taken emotional and financial tolls. “I’ve had to take out loans. I’m more than $10,000 in debt.”

Jungwirth was in jail for threatening a Pulse-like massacre in 2016. He was released after investigators couldn’t put a solid case together.

Others say they have been harassed by him online and tried to get restraining orders. However, Jungwirth was in hiding and couldn’t be served with papers so the restraining orders were never implemented.

While he’s locked up, he can be served by his accusers. One of them was prepared to make the two-hour drive, worried that if Jungwirth bonds out before coming to Broward, he would go back into hiding and be unservable.

He’s also recently harassed this publication by making bizarre posts on social media.

Attempting to block him is like playing Whack-A-Mole. You block one obviously fake profile and another pops up.

In February, a hookup app showed him to be within two miles of the heart of Wilton Drive. This reporter was doing a ride-along with a WMPD officer that night, and we scoured the area where people reported seeing him. In the end, the profile and suspect disappeared.

Investigators are still looking for more victims. Anyone with information should call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Callers may choose to remain anonymous.


Accused Community Menace Out On Bond

Craig Jungwirth is Back - The King of Chaos Continues His Reign of Harassment and Scams


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