Benjamin Smith, NY Man, Arrested After Threatening to Kill George W. Bush
Benjamin Smith, NY Man, Arrested After Threatening to Kill George W. Bush

Benjamin Smith, a New York resident, was arrested after threatening to kill former president George W. Bush.

Smith told Secret Service agents that he is divorced and working on a relationship with Barbara Bush, Reuters reported, citing a criminal complaint.

Barbara is Bush’s oldest daughter. Bush’s mother is also named Barbara, but officials believe Smith was referring to the daughter.

Smith yelled “Bush will get his!” as he was arrested.

Smith had a container of gasoline, a loaded rifle, and a machete in his car.

The man’s mother called police to say that she had found a threatening note in the home she resides in with Smith.

“I’m going to work for George W. Bush and the Pentagon,” the note said, according to the government. “I have to slay a dragon and then Barbara Bush is mine.”

Smith was arrested in Manhattan after police tracked his vehicle.

  • Gin1234

    There is probably more to the mother’s attempt to alert the police. He likely has a long history of schizophrenia, or a psychotic disorder and refuses to take medication. Schizophrenia is more likely to have its victims refuse to take medication than a lot of other mental health diagnoses. Sounds like he was pretty serious about it, though. A machete?

  • Juan Viche

    saw somewhere that perhaps he had been watching machete the movie Bill Lord’s letter to President Jimmy Carter re: JFK assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald (LHO) plus George Herbert Walker Bush laughs in the American people’s and the world’s face concerning the LHO relation

  • Ford Truck

    He is in trouble for overtly voicing something many of us have thought about!

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