Aug 26 2008

Would Be Assassins Arrested

Published by at 7:17 am under All General Discussions

This story is good news overall, a group of idiots have been arrested on gun and drug charges with the claim they were going to attempt to assassinate Barack Obama during his speech:

CBS4 has learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authorities they were “going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a … rifle … sighted at 750 yards.”

Law enforcement sources tell Maass that one of the suspects “was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative.”

The drug charges tell me these folks are probably not the brightest group of people, and they seemed to have no realistic plan to get into a position to kill Obama:

Sources told CBS4 police found two high-powered, scoped rifles in the car along with camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, wigs, a bulletproof vest, a spotting scope, licenses in the names of other people and 44 grams of methamphetamine. One of the rifles is listed as stolen from Kansas.

Did they have any chance of getting their guns into the convention area? Probably not. And why the camouflage (which is for outdoors)? To get into the center with HW would more likely require playing at being a site worker or something. Walkie Talkies? Give me a break, every RF signal is monitored in a situation like this. These people were drugged up idiots play acting.

And now they get to play prisoner – for a long, long time.

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2 Responses to “Would Be Assassins Arrested”

  1. browngreengold says:

    Turns out that this whole thing was just a meth-induced fantasy.

  2. Terrye says:

    Crazy people. I am glad they stopped them.