Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was employed as a security guard at the time of his deadly terrorist attack, and in 2012 he was featured in a documentary about the BP oil spill while on the job. During a secretly recorded interview, he told a filmmaker that people were trying to make money off of the environmental disaster.
An employee of the security company G4S, Mateen was stationed at a beach in Pensacola, Florida at the time of the BP oil spill in 2010.
An on-duty Mateen appears in the documentary “The Big Fix” during a scene in which filmmaker Rebecca Tickell attempts to enter the beach to learn more about the cleanup.
In the clip, Tickell secretly records Mateen from her car as she pulls up to the beach and asks what’s going on. “Oh, it’s just for BP, like the oil spill,” Mateen replies.
“No one gives a s—, no one gives a s— here,” Mateen responds when Tickell asks if she can speak to someone. “Like, everybody’s just out to get paid. They’re, like, hoping for more oil to come out and more people to complain so they’ll have job. ‘Cause once people get laid off here, it’s gonna suck for them. They want more disaster to happen. That’s where they’re money-making is.”
Mateen was killed by police during a shootout on June 12 after he stormed Orlando’s Pulse nightclub at around 2 a.m. ET. He carried out the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history, which left 49 dead and 53 wounded.
Described as “mentally ill” by his ex-wife, Mateen called 911 during the attack and reportedly pledged his allegiance to ISIS. Amaq Agency, a news outlet associated with the so-called Islamic State, reported the terror group claimed responsibility for the violence, which would mark the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Watch the video of Omar Mateen above.