Quantcast
Connect with us

‘Anti-government’ Florida man arrested in urine bomb plot to maim first responders: sheriff

Published

on

A Florida man was arrested on a variety of charges after drunkenly admitting during an argument with his parents that he had built an explosive device.

Volusia County sheriff’s deputies were called Sunday afternoon to a DeBary home for a domestic disturbance involving a 31-year-old man and his parents, reported News 13.

Deputies said Christopher Langer had told his parents he placed an explosive substance inside a grenade, and investigators found the device with a paperclip in place to keep it from blowing up.

ADVERTISEMENT

A bomb squad robot also found another possible explosive device in a lunchbox, authorities said.

Law enforcement detonated the grenade, which investigators believe was intended as a booby trap.

Other small canisters were found buried around the yard, but they were not set up to explode.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood said Langer told deputies he was “anti-government” and “against the system,” and he intended to “get even” by injuring first responders.

“What’s extremely concerning is you’re talking about a kid’s school lunch box,” the sheriff said. “What was in his mind where you would put together a Spongebob lunch box and booby trap that?”

ADVERTISEMENT

Langer had what appears to be a Guy Fawkes mask favored by left-wing and anarchist demonstrators, and his infrequently used Facebook page suggests support for Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous activism.

Investigators executed a search warrant, and they found 200 containers inside the house — along with powders, acids and other materials.

Langer had saved up about 80 bottles of urine that deputies said could have been used to fuel bombs.

ADVERTISEMENT

Deputies said Langer, who was revived two weeks ago by deputies from a heroin overdose, had researched bomb-making and appeared to be in the process of making explosive devices — but they’re not sure why yet.

“Two weeks ago we saved your goddamn life, and now we’re here two weeks later and you’re talking about how you wanted to blow us all up,” Chitwood said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Langer’s brother was found to be growing psilocybin mushrooms at the home, as well, deputies said.

The sheriff said Langer’s bedroom was filthy, although the rest of the home was unremarkable.

“You go in his room, which is absolutely deplorable, and if I was a roach, I wouldn’t live in that room — that’s how despicable and dirty and feces and urine filled that room is,” Chitwood said. But the rest of the house is in pretty good shape.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Some of Langer’s neighbors were evacuated while the bomb squad searched for and detonated explosive devices on the property.

Langer was charged with making or possessing a destructive device and remains jailed on $5,000 bail, and deputies said additional charges are possible.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Former acting CIA director explains why Trump’s inaction on Russian bounty scandal will make things worse

Published

on

It was revealed nearly two weeks ago that the Russian government is paying a bounty to the Taliban for killing American soldiers.

Since then, President Donald Trump has denied that he and his administration didn't know anything about it. Then he claimed it was a hoax. Now it has become clear that the stories are not only true but that if Trump read his presidential daily briefing in 2019, he would have been aware of the problem.

Speaking to the House Thursday, Trump's former acting CIA director Michael Morell explained that things are being made far worse by the president's denial.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Here are 7 hilarious videos about wearing COVID-19 masks to send people who won’t wear them

Published

on

While late-night shows are off for a Summer break, Americans are glued to TikTok and Twitter for their humor and every folks have delivered.

The latest trend is to mock fools who refuse to wear masks. While many people who refuse to wear a mask tuck their tails and sulk as they walk away, some take it to a whole new level of fury. Those precious souls are being mocked and shamed all around the world.

Here are seven videos that are hilarious or adorable that encourage wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Wearing a mask is like wearing a lifejacket.https://twitter.com/mattbooshell/status/1280933495674732544

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump tells Fox News the ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign on Fifth Avenue is like he’s being ‘prosecuted’

Published

on

President Donald Trump appeared to reveal another quid pro quo during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell pointed it out during an interview with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

"I was very nice to Mayor de Blasio. I got him ventilators when he needed them... I got him the gowns. I got him the masks. I got him everything. Then he throws a big Black Lives Matter sign right down in the middle of Fifth Avenue. I was so good to him and to Gov. Cuomo, like nobody's ever been good. And then all you end up doing out of that place is getting prosecuted."

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image