A man with a crush on Barbara Bush decided the way to win her heart was to off her daddy, and has been arrested for threatening to kill the former president of the United States, according to a complaint filed in federal court.
Upstate New York resident Benjamin Smith was taken into custody Friday after police found him in possession of a rifle, boxes of ammunition, a can of gas and a machete.
Because nothing warms a girl’s heart and makes the knees go all wobbly quite like a long, thin blade and a dead parent.
“Bush will get his,” Smith allegedly screamed as he was being arrested, said the complaint.
Smith’s own mother is the one who called authorities after she found her son gone and a note that he had left for her that read he was “going to work for George W. Bush and the Pentagon,” according tot he complaint. She told police that a gun was gone and she had no idea where her son, who lives with her, was.
Smith also wrote: “I have to slay a dragon and then Barbara Bush is mine… America is finished. Obama, Etc.”
Federal agents found Smith sitting in his car in Manhattan, with a loaded .38-caliber rifle, two boxes of ammunition, a container of gasoline and a machete, according to authorities.
Peggy Cross-Goldenberg, the attorney appointed to represent this sack of crazy, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. It was not clear whether Smith remained in custody Saturday evening.
Using cell phone tracking, the Secret Service located Smith, who they say had driven to Manhattan.