Counselor-in-training accused of sending threatening text messages to campers

Robert Yagid worked at Camp Adventure at Tree Tops Park


DAVIE, Fla. – A counselor-in-training at a South Florida camp is accused of stalking children via text messages.

Robert Yagid, 18, was arrested on charges of cyber-stalking after turning himself in Thursday at the Broward County jail.

Yagid was a counselor-in-training at Camp Adventure at Tree Tops Park.

Pembroke Pines police said a 13-year-old boy told his mother that he feared for his life after receiving threatening messages via Kik, a cellphone chat application, from someone claiming to be Megan Hoffmin.

The boy told his mother that a 12-year-old friend had received similar messages from the same person.

Police said the messages came from Yagid's home IP address.

Here are the some of the text messages that Yagid is alleged to have sent:

"Don't think I didn't notice you weren't at your little house in Pembroke. You were right to fear your life."

"Did you think I forgot about you? I gave you an extra day and you still haven't answered my question."

"You can call the authorities, you can pray to God, but you will never find me. Until I've found you first."

Scott Avras, who owns Camp Adventure, said he found out about the allegations two weeks ago.

"I'm in shock," Avras told Local 10 News. "Robbie was always a hard worker."

Avras said his camp is safe and that he has no control over what teenagers text each other outside of camp.

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