Tampa, FL – In the hours before he opened fire on the campus of Florida State University, Myron May reached out to several people. One woman says he called her several times and left messages on her voicemail.
Renee Pittman told 10 News she got the messages after it was too late.
May told Pittman on voicemail, "I devised a scheme where I was going to expose this once and for all and I really need you … I do not want to die in vain."
According to Pittman, May reached out to her online six days prior to the shooting through a support network for "targeted individuals." "Targeted individuals" believe they're being attacked through mind control and other government programs.
"None of us had any knowledge beforehand of what he was going to do," said Pittman. She told 10 News that when she spoke to him about why he thought he was being "attacked," he was "calm, cool and collected." She even invited him to come stay with her in California because she hoped he could use his legal training to "expose" what she and others claim is happening to them.
She became wary of why May when he told her he had mailed her a video and a package. "I just didn't know what was going on and why he was focusing on me." Pittman says that's why the night before the shooting she ignored his calls.
It wasn't until the morning of Nov. 20 that Pittman found out what May had done from another member of the "targeted individual community." She says she never thought he was capable of violence, "It brought me to my knees and that's the God's honest truth. It brought me to my knees and I could not believe it. I just could not believe it."
As for whether she could have stopped his rampage by answering his phone calls, Pittman says no. She believes he had already planned to use violence. Pittman was one of ten people to receive a package from him. On Nov. 21, authorities came to her house with that package. She provided pictures of the package to 10 News and says it contained a flash drive, a letter written by May to the recipients and a letter from him addressed to Congress.
In the letter May wrote that none of the recipients had knowledge of the attack and that he had lost hope at living a "normal, harassment-free life." He does not outline his plan, but makes it clear that he did not plan to survive.
Pittman is cooperating with authorities. She has given them the voicemails. She says officers in California along with the postal inspector and FBI agents came to her house and opened the package May sent to her in front of her. She told 10 News several times that if she knew what he was capable of she would have called police, "All the time I was talking to him there was a calmness about him. There was no indication."