Thursday, February 12, 2009

Man arrested with rifle said he had delivery for Obama

The following is a recent email string from my friends in response to this CNN story:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Police arrested a man near the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday after he drove up to one of the building's barricades with a rifle in his vehicle and told officers that he had a delivery for President Obama, a Senate spokesman said.

Sgt. Kimberly Schneider identified the man as Alfred Brock, 64, of Winnfield, Louisiana. She said Brock was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition.

Brock drove up to the north barricade at the Capitol late Tuesday afternoon, saying he had a delivery for the president, Schneider said.

After further questioning, he admitted he had a rifle in his truck. He was arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing, she said.

A search of his truck turned up several rounds of ammunition, Schneider said. Police also checked the area around the barricade, but found nothing hazardous.

Threats against Obama have led to arrests in previous cases.

In one, federal prosecutors concluded that three people arrested with drugs and weapons in a suburban Denver, Colorado, motel posed a "true threat" to Obama during the Democratic National Convention.

In the second, a Florida man was charged with threatening bodily harm against the then-candidate in August. He has pleaded not guilty.


Friend A:

Love the foresight that was going on here.

Guard: "Sir, you can't just drive in the Capitol."
Suspect: "No, it's ok. I have a delivery for the president."
Guard: "Really? What is it?"
Suspect: "Um...definitely not a rifle."
Guard: "Sir, step out of the car."
Suspect: "Did not see that coming."

Friend B:

maybe it was a chocolate rifle, it is valentines day weekend after all...

Friend C:

I’m still confused why they didn’t let him in…just because the rifle and ammo weren’t registered? Seems awfully harsh – especially given how important his delivery must have been if it was for the president. What if he was trying to deliver the stimulus bill? I’ll bet that’s what it was. Those guards probably just hurt our economy even more by delaying the stimulus release. Hopefully the damages get taken from their paychecks…

I love these guys,


1 comment:

jacobwolff said...

I think he present was just a nice big bear hug! Oh yes, did the story not mention the bear disguised as his wife in the passenger seat?