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Driverless Car Rigged to Ram White House Gate so Man Could Spray Graffiti
ABC News ^ | 6/14/13 | JACK DATE

Posted on 06/14/2013 10:47:59 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

An Ohio man who rigged his Jeep Patriot to ram the White House gates has told authorities that he planned to spray paint the "don'' tread on me" snake somewhere on the White House complex or "die trying," according to court documents released today.

Photos of Joseph Reel's wrecked car and the 200 rounds of ammunition, knives, machetes and other items found in his car were released today along with details of Reel's plan to spray graffiti on the White House.

Reel, 32, of Kettering, Ohio, has been charged with destruction of property and is being held in federal custody.

The suspect aimed his car at the White House gates and a security post manned by uniformed Secret Service officers shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday and sent it charging at a speed of 35 to 40 mph, according to court documents.

After the car crashed into a steel bike rack and a security bollard, officers found that the vehicle had no driver. A wooden block was secured to the gas pedal by Velcro and the steering wheel was strapped into place.

The Secret Service deployed the Emergency Response Team and the Counter Sniper Team, as well as the Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team.

Reel, meanwhile set off down 17th Street on a bicycle where he was encountered by a Secret Service officer, the court papers state. The officer asked Reel what he was doing and he replied he was "trying to see what was going on."

Officers told him to move out of the area, but Reel rode his bicycle 25 feet, set it down and proceeded to climb the fence outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, according to affidavits.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: graffiti; kettering; whitehouse
This happened last Sunday and it's just being reported on? And all this trouble just to spray paint a message on a White House wall? Something ain't right here. Was this a crazed lone wolf or some kind of "dry run"?
1 posted on 06/14/2013 10:47:59 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Agent Provocateur.


2 posted on 06/14/2013 10:50:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Impala64ssa

That’s probably the reason why it’s just being reported. They wanted to completely vet him to see if there were any possible connections to any other groups.

He was probably hoping that doing this would put him on the news and get his message out.


3 posted on 06/14/2013 10:50:04 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Impala64ssa

No, FR had an article posted on this the other day.


4 posted on 06/14/2013 10:52:39 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Impala64ssa

This is why we can’t have nice things...or go to nice places like the WH.


5 posted on 06/14/2013 10:55:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do these guys always have “details” of their plans readily available to investigators...do they keep diaries?


6 posted on 06/14/2013 10:55:32 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Impala64ssa

Guy’s seen too many episodes of “The A Team.”


7 posted on 06/14/2013 10:56:28 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Impala64ssa

Was the Dung Heap at home at the time?


8 posted on 06/14/2013 10:57:35 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Frank_2001

You’d be surprised what you would tell investigators who are intensely questioning you, while keeping notes.


9 posted on 06/14/2013 11:10:35 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Impala64ssa

Probably just desperate to go on a White House Tour.

Blame the Sequester.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 11:21:03 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The Democrat Party, making Treason mainstream for over fifty years...)
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To: Impala64ssa

~~~to spray paint the “don’’ tread on me” snake~~~

Well, ABC News and whatever non-existent editor(s) you apparently don’t have there, I’m afraid I am unfamiliar with this phrase.


11 posted on 06/14/2013 11:31:21 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Impala64ssa
Let's try that again...



Authorities say Joseph Reel rigged this Jeep to crash into a Secret Service guard shack about
a block from the White House early morning, June 9, 2013. (Secret Service Photos)

13 posted on 06/14/2013 11:33:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Impala64ssa

How stupid do you have to be to think you can ram a puny jeep through a security bollard?

You have to see these things up close and understand it ain’t happening.


14 posted on 06/14/2013 11:44:57 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Impala64ssa

Roll Call...


15 posted on 06/15/2013 12:31:44 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: Norm Lenhart

THIS:
“Photos of Joseph Reel’s wrecked car and the 200 rounds of ammunition, knives, machetes and other items found in his car were released today along with details of Reel’s plan to spray graffiti on the White House.”

makes NO sense. NONE.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 1:57:48 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

Car loaded with ammo but no driver to use ammo.

Nut. House full of more weapons.

And I guess it never occurred to him his car is licensed and easily tracked to him and his home address?


17 posted on 06/15/2013 2:09:12 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Sounds like a setup to blame the TEA Party. And who is don anyway?


18 posted on 06/15/2013 2:18:18 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Reel, 32, of Kettering, Ohio

Belongs in a psychiatric facility.

19 posted on 06/15/2013 2:24:40 AM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: MestaMachine

Don Quixote, but I think it may be a plot to make the right look bad.


20 posted on 06/15/2013 2:31:39 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: MestaMachine

It’s a test to see how well years of propaganda have worked. A 4c4? All that ‘right wing hardware?? A don’t tread on me graphic?

This is the LAST thing a militant right wing nut job would do. Defacing our White House? With all this crap? Not likely. But it’s EXACTLY the thing a leftist VIEW of a militant right wing nut hob is...

“Lets see of the people we spent billions on propagandizing buy it!”


21 posted on 06/15/2013 2:49:48 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: MestaMachine

“Don tread on me”.

Is that the Italian mafia version of the saying?


22 posted on 06/15/2013 2:58:56 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Totally staged event to show how out of control “We the People” are right now. Ammo but no gun?


23 posted on 06/15/2013 3:06:13 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Ammo but no gun?

Pure lunacy!

24 posted on 06/15/2013 3:08:49 AM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Flick Lives

Unless obama has another brother we don’t know about. donobama.


25 posted on 06/15/2013 3:36:13 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Good luck getting a Jeep Patriot to do anything you want it to.


26 posted on 06/15/2013 3:43:47 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Impala64ssa

Obvious liberal, just like all the other leftist setups. A conservative would not bring 200 rounds of ammunition, knives, and machetes to spray paint graffiti, nor would they bother with spray paint.


27 posted on 06/15/2013 4:03:32 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Impala64ssa
200 rounds of ammunition

He obviously wasn't serious.

28 posted on 06/15/2013 4:35:40 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Beowulf9

Nuts are like that.


29 posted on 06/15/2013 4:41:20 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
After securing a search warrant for his Ohio home, law enforcement officers found numerous guns, a spear, a sword, a baseball bat with affixed spikes, two ballistic vests, a gas mask and a metal face shield, he document states.

Ohio Ping

30 posted on 06/15/2013 4:45:37 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: muir_redwoods

That said, I’ve always wanted a Jeep. They’re cool.


31 posted on 06/15/2013 4:56:36 AM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: gotribe

>>>>>That said, I’ve always wanted a Jeep. They’re cool.

I once thought so but they cant hold a candle to a Hummer.


32 posted on 06/15/2013 5:11:42 AM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Vendome

Im willing to bet a Mack truck wouldn’t do much differently than the Jeep. Why would he think that innocuous thing was right where you could drive a car through the gate.


33 posted on 06/15/2013 5:42:59 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Flick Lives

I think that’s “Don tread on you”


34 posted on 06/15/2013 5:44:30 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: When do we get liberated?

No way that jeep could penetrate that gate, I don’t think a dump truck would.


35 posted on 06/15/2013 5:59:35 AM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: Impala64ssa
Cut him loose. Joseph Reel just has a slight case of Obamaphobia. At the time of this minor work place disturbance he had a bad reaction from the ObamaFatigueSyndrome that most of America is going through.

Plus. His auto insurance will pay for the STOO-PID fence.

36 posted on 06/15/2013 6:02:02 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: halfright

Is the Hummer a Silverado chassis?


37 posted on 06/15/2013 6:12:00 AM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: gotribe

If you’re talking about the H2 that was made by GM, the chassis was derived from the Suburban.

The military Hummer is a unique vehicle made by AM General.


38 posted on 06/15/2013 6:14:29 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: halfright

Only the H1 (last year was 2006) is actually based on the Humvee. H2 and H3 are Chevy trucks.


39 posted on 06/15/2013 6:20:37 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Impala64ssa; Revolting cat!

Bicycling?

Sounds like a lib to me.


40 posted on 06/15/2013 8:16:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Pontiac; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...
Ohio ping.

Special thanks to Pontiac for the ping...

41 posted on 06/15/2013 8:31:01 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Jonty30

After I posted that, I figured that’s what he told the cops. However, I had this image at first of him riding around with a “Things to Do Today” list on the front seat;)


42 posted on 06/15/2013 2:08:29 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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