Elliot Rodger's Previous Attacks on Women, Couples

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Read: Elliot Rodger's Manifesto

Rodger began giving deeper consideration to his Day of Retribution in 2012, when he bought his first gun. The Glock-34 made him feel powerful, the alpha male, he wrote in his manifesto.

A July 2012 incident reflected his growing discontent.

Rodger said he grew jealous watching "a group of popular college kids" at a park. He felt insulted. He wanted to ruin their fun.

Read: Inside Elliot Rodger's "Twisted World"

"So I drove to the nearby K-mart, bought a super-soaker, filled it up with orange juice that I bought at the same store, and drove back to the park," he wrote.

"I screamed at them with rage as I sprayed them with my super soaker … I was giddy with ecstatic, hate-fueled excitement," he wrote.

A similar incident occurred a year earlier at a Starbucks, where he saw a young couple standing in line, kissing.

"When they left the store I followed them to their car and splashed my coffee all over them," he wrote. "I was panicking as I got into my car and drove off, shaking with rage-fueled excitement."

Rodger's building rage exploded into action with last Friday's massacre of six people. At 9:18 p.m. Friday, police say, Rodger emailed his 137-page manifesto to his family and other mental health professionals. But police tell ABC News that a counselor who had worked with Rodger for years didn't open the email until 10 p.m.

The counselor called police 11 minutes later, but by then it was 40 minutes after the shooting started.

PHOTO: Oscar Flores posted a photo of an ambulance driving past where at least seven people were killed in a mass shooting, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office, in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Oscar Flores/Twitter
PHOTO: Oscar Flores posted a photo of an ambulance driving past where at least seven people were killed in a mass shooting, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Rodger's parents were also alerted to a menacing video their son had posted and immediately headed for their son's apartment fearing he was about to do something violent and called police while on their way. But they, too, were too late because Rodger had already put his lethal plan into action.

PHOTO: A black BMW sedan driven by a drive-by shooter is seen on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
PHOTO: A black BMW sedan driven by a drive-by shooter is seen on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif.

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