An Ohio security guard previously convicted of animal cruelty was recorded on video pulling a knife on two women exploring a nearly empty shopping mall.
Mary Chambers and a friend went to explore the mostly empty Forest Fair Village mall in Forest Park, where they apparently angered a security guard by taking photos of the dormant retail spaces, reported WLWT-TV.
"It's a really nice place -- it's just sad, eerie, you know," Chambers told the TV station. "I think that I made a very huge risk going to that mall with that man inside there."
The women recorded their encounter with Edmund Cunningham, who was convicted on animal cruelty charges in 2018 after Middletown police said he admitted to killing eight kittens and putting them in his freezer.
"Oh yeah, try to block the license plate, b*tch," Cunningham says in the video.
The women tell Cunningham they're not doing anything wrong and ask him to get away from their car after leaving the mall.
"I'll crush that f*cking phone out of your hands," Cunningham says.
Cunningham, who was later charged with aggravated menacing, told police that his paranoia resurfaced after running out of medication, and he claimed the knife was not real and only for training purposes.
"Why was he employed there?" Chambers asked. "They have to know that he had done what he done in the past."
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‘Who wants to tell him?’: Trump Jr. mocked for declaring the Second Amendment is ‘non-negotiable’ – even in Australia
Donald Trump, Jr. is being mocked after heralding the Second Amendment as "non-negotiable," even in Australia.
The former First Son of the disgraced former president responded to a video of police in Australia apparently handcuffing a man who appeared to be in a park smoking a cigarette and eating lunch. without wearing a face mask. While the argument of police overreach could easily be made, the details are unclear. The video was posted by a conservative opinion columnist who works for a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
"The Second Amendment is non-negotiable!!!" Trump Jr. tweeted, despite the video clearly mentioning "Melbourne," Australia's second-largest city, and police clearly wearing distinctive uniforms unlike American police uniforms. The clip has nothing to do with guns or the Second Amendment, and even if the incident had happened in the U.S., it still would have nothing to do with the Second Amendment.
The Second Amendment is non-negotiable!!! https://t.co/Jv0uZ0lsCE
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 27, 2021
Many are mocking him, but many MAGA acolytes went right along with his claim, while some others appeared to try to cover for him.
A selection of various responses:
We're fine in Australia. We also don't have the American Constitution and Rita Poonani is high.
— Peta Credlin News ⚪ PA AO (@PeterCredlin_PW) September 27, 2021
Who wants to tell him Melbourne isn't in the United States? Anyone? The UNITED STATES Constitution isn't global.
— Renee (@rapidcleanings1) September 27, 2021
It's hilarious how Republicans are complaining about police brutality in Australia but won't pass the George Floyd act in America...
— TheOtherOne (@Interloper_X) September 27, 2021
What's OUR second Amendment have to do with a well-regulated militia in Australia? Was a weapon involved with this incident? Should someone have exercised their US Second Amendment rights and shot these police officers? Is that what you are saying? Sounds like that. Not surprised
— ItbChrimbus! (@StillmissdBoon) September 27, 2021
You know this is Australia, right?
— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) September 27, 2021
Not to worry. Sir Dumbalot is going to impose his will and the US Constitution on the Australian Police. https://t.co/LGuRdsG8Se
— @MikeDMarler (@MikeDMarler) September 27, 2021
Not sure what this incident in Melbourne has to do with our 2nd amendment .. but nice try at diversion Jr.
— Youngatheart (@sassylass22) September 27, 2021
Since when does our 2nd Amendment apply to those in Australia?
— LINDZEE (@WVUMAMA2) September 27, 2021
Geography definitely isn't your strong point is it?
— Eileen Beyer (@eileen_beyer) September 27, 2021
This is what happens to countries that trust their government and give up their firearms! LEARN FROM AUSTRALIA MISTAKES! https://t.co/6n658GOeQJ
— Lyn Carpenter (@LynCarps247qdds) September 28, 2021
Coming to our country if we give up our guns and comply to mandates! USA! 🇺🇸 USA! 🇺🇸 USA! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/s6orTau2zP
— Louise Pittman (@LouiseP11726395) September 28, 2021
This is why we have the 2nd amendment https://t.co/DWnmHhFLkd
— Hamilltini🇺🇲🇺🇲🤘✌ (@hamilltini04) September 27, 2021
The second amendment is non-negotiable!!! !!!!!! !!!!!!!!! https://t.co/PJTD1VLmqq
— Cosmic_Queen907 (@CQueen907) September 27, 2021
A Capitol rioter has been organizing weekly "Trump Train" parades beginning at his Montana appliance store — which is adorned with QAnon slogans.
However, one resident said the parades have become an embarrassing "joke" in the small town of Dillon, according to a report from the Montana Standard.
Henry "Hank" Muntzer, who's been organizing the parades, is vowing to beat the charges against him stemming from the Jan. 6 riot — and threatening to sue the federal government over his arrest.
"Not only will I be cleared, they are going to pay me a huge premium for this," Muntzer told the newspaper, wearing a T-shirt imprinted with the mug shot from his arrest.
Following last week's Trump Train parade, Muntzer appeared at a rally with fellow insurrectionist and "Cowboys for Trump" founder Couy Griffin, who told a crowd at the Frontier Event Center that the former president was anointed by God.
"If God wanted Donald J. Trump to be in that office right now you can bet your boots he would be," Griffin said. "I believe with all my heart that the election was stolen."
Muntzer said the weekly parades will continue until Trump returns to office — which he says will happen before the end of this year. He is the owner of Dillon Appliance, which features murals and slogans including one that says "Deep State Cabal."
Last week's Trump Train parade included about 11 vehicles, according to the Standard. One counterprotester, Army veteran Mike Mosolf, stood across the street from Muntzer's appliance store holding an anti-Trump sign.
"Mosolf's wife, Diane, said in an email before the event Friday that she believes many people in Dillon think of Muntzer's slogan-bearing appliance store as an embarrassment," the Standard reported.
"The Trump Train, as it's called, is a joke," Diane Mosolf wrote. "Most people have gone on with their lives and accepted the election. We are almost a year into Biden's election now. The drivers of the Trump Train live in their own world."
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