Male ex-classmate: He asked me out
An ex-classmate of Omar Mateen says the gunman wanted to date him.
A man who was in the same 2006 police academy class told the Palm Beach Post that Mateen once asked him out romantically, and said they had spent time together at gay nightclubs after classes at the Indian River Community College police academy…
“We went to a few gay bars with him, and I was not out at the time, so I declined his offer,” said the former classmate said, who asked that his name not be used.
The man told the Palm Beach Post that he believed Mateen was gay, but not open about it.
“He just wanted to fit in and no one liked him,” he said. “He was always socially awkward.”