An Oklahoma City man named Daniel Knight Hayden, 52, posted threats against the government on Twitter under the name CitizenQuasar including the suggestion that he would kill police if they approached his home. The FBI has arrested him around April 15 in response to the threats, including a final tweet describing himself as “locked and loaded” and ready to “see what happens.” Oh, and he has a MySpace page, too.
Wired paints the picture of a zealot who might not have all of his screws tight.
UPDATE – In deference to the non-crazy protesters, I changed the headline.
“START THE KILLING NOW! I am willing to be the FIRST DEATH!,” read a tweet at 8:01 PM that day. “After I am killed on the Capitol Steps, like a REAL man, the rest of you will REMEMBER ME!!!,” he added five minutes later. Then: “Send the cops around. I will cut their heads off the heads and throw the[m] on the State Capitol steps.”
Sadly, he’s doing this in Oklahoma City, which many of you will remember solely for the bombings last decade by similarly enthusiastic anti-government zealots.
Hayden is apparently out at a halfway house right now, pending trial, and there is seemingly little proof that he would have made good on his threats.
Here’s an interesting video from his MySpace page.