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.
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.