Skip to comments.Driverless Car Rigged to Ram White House Gate so Man Could Spray Graffiti
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.
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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.
No, FR had an article posted on this the other day.
This is why we can’t have nice things...or go to nice places like the WH.
Why do these guys always have “details” of their plans readily available to investigators...do they keep diaries?
Guy’s seen too many episodes of “The A Team.”
Was the Dung Heap at home at the time?
You’d be surprised what you would tell investigators who are intensely questioning you, while keeping notes.
Probably just desperate to go on a White House Tour.
Blame the Sequester.
~~~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.
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.
“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.
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?
Sounds like a setup to blame the TEA Party. And who is don anyway?
Belongs in a psychiatric facility.
Don Quixote, but I think it may be a plot to make the right look bad.
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!”
“Don tread on me”.
Is that the Italian mafia version of the saying?
Totally staged event to show how out of control “We the People” are right now. Ammo but no gun?
Unless obama has another brother we don’t know about. donobama.
Good luck getting a Jeep Patriot to do anything you want it to.
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.
He obviously wasn't serious.
Nuts are like that.
That said, I’ve always wanted a Jeep. They’re cool.
>>>>>That said, Ive always wanted a Jeep. Theyre cool.
I once thought so but they cant hold a candle to a Hummer.
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.
I think that’s “Don tread on you”
No way that jeep could penetrate that gate, I don’t think a dump truck would.
Plus. His auto insurance will pay for the STOO-PID™ fence.
Is the Hummer a Silverado chassis?
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.
Only the H1 (last year was 2006) is actually based on the Humvee. H2 and H3 are Chevy trucks.
Sounds like a lib to me.
Special thanks to Pontiac for the ping...
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;)