N.O. man charged with threatening Obama

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    Jan 05, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
    This is really unbelievable. I think some people intentially want to go to jail. How stupid can some people be? Did he think after he called, no one would come and arrest him? icon_sad.gif


    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama.

    In a court filing Monday, a Secret Service agent said 47-year-old John Turnpaugh dialed 911 early last Friday and told a police dispatcher that he planned to kill the president and first lady Michelle Obama.

    The agent said he used telephone records to trace the call to Turnpaugh's cell phone. Police arrested him Saturday and he was booked into jail on state charges that included illegal possession of a firearm and drug possession.

    Turnpaugh remained in custody Monday. He's scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court Friday.

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    Jan 05, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    And he even used a cell phone and called 911 so they could trace his call. lol
  • Barricade

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    Jan 05, 2010 2:55 AM GMT
    Seems like a nutcase makes the news everyday now. I guess he gets to go to court and plead not guilty now.
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    Jan 05, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    Barricade saidSeems like a nutcase makes the news everyday now. I guess he gets to go to court and plead not guilty now.


    you are right, not guilty because of insanity
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    Jan 05, 2010 6:37 AM GMT
    Threats to the President's life aren't taken lightly, they will prosecute to the full extent.
  • rdberg1957

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    Jan 05, 2010 7:25 AM GMT
    maybe he didn't have a job and wanted to get to jail so he had a place to eat and sleep.