In an alarming story out of Washington D.C. this week, investigators uncovered a murder plot targeting the Speaker of the House, John Boehner – by his bartender.
According to a report from the CNN, 44 year-old Michael Hoyt planned to either poison one of Boehner’s drinks or shoot him, due to voices telling the suspect that Boehner was the devil (a concept we can’t entirely disagree with) and that he was responsible for the Ebola outbreak. Hoyt was also upset because he felt the Speaker was mean to him on certain occasions.
The plot was apparently conceived after Hoyt was fired from his bar tending job at the Wetherington Golf & Country Club.
Police first learned the details of Hoyt’s alleged plans after he called officers on Oct. 29.
“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” United States Capitol Police Special Agent Christopher Desrosiers reported. “Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.”
Police said Hoyt told them he heard voices that told him Boehner is evil, and that he wanted to expose the Ohio Republican as the devil. He blamed Boehner for the Ebola outbreak and believed the speaker was among a group of country club patrons who complained about his service and cost him his job.
He said he hoped sharing his threats with law enforcement officers would prompt Boehner to apologize, and force him to discuss the issue of Ebola.
Police seized guns and ammunition from the man’s home. They said he kept a notebook that contained the words “John Boehner” and “Ebola,” and that Hoyt had been treated for a psychotic episode about two years ago. Police placed Hoyt on a 72-hour psychiatric ward hold.
Watch a report from WCPO in the video below: