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.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Teabagger charged with stockpiling illegal weapons
Apparently he was preparing for Armageddon, or Ragnarok, or Helter Skelter, or something:
Source (h/t jblaque). The scary thing is, people like him aren't that uncommon in present-day America.