Saturday, February 13, 2010

Teabagger charged with stockpiling illegal weapons

Apparently he was preparing for Armageddon, or Ragnarok, or Helter Skelter, or something:

A Manchester-by-the-Sea man who allegedly had a cache of weapons in his house told police he was preparing for Armageddon, authorities said yesterday.

Gregory D. Girard, 45, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with storing several tear-gas grenades and explosive pepper-ball projectiles. He was also charged with illegal possession of four police batons.

Girard faces four counts of possession of an infernal device and four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon. Additional charges are pending, police said.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchester officers searched Girard’s home at 23 Bridge St., police said in a statement.

“He indicated to police that he anticipated some form of Armageddon to take place shortly and he was getting prepared,’’ Police Chief Glenn McKiel said.

In addition to the grenade-type devices, police found approximately 20 weapons, including high-powered rifles, shotguns, and handguns. All of the firearms were purchased and registered legally within the past 10 months, McKiel said.

Source (h/t jblaque). The scary thing is, people like him aren't that uncommon in present-day America.

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