In a disturbing turn of events, police have uncovered 14 explosive devices buried in an Arkansas man’s yard, reports ArkansasOnline.com. An additional 2 bombs were found at the house of the man’s ex-girlfriend on May 1st.
James Patrick Huff, the 47-year-old man in question, now faces a slew of felony charges, including a count of prohibited weapons for each separate explosive, as well as a single count of “possession of firearms by certain persons.”
The 14 bombs at Huff’s residence were stored in a container hidden beneath his yard. A spokesman for the local police department said it’s “really rare” for them to find bombs of this nature.
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The first incident, on May 1st, occurred when Huff’s ex-girlfriend, Angella Poole, informed authorities that he had been threatening her for days.
“If you don’t keep my name out of your mouth, I’ll send you home to your daddy in a box,” Huff allegedly said in a voicemail he left for Poole.
The same morning, Poole received a call from her landlord who said he had discovered “dynamite” near her residence. Police responded along with ATF agents and a fire department bomb squad.
Huff’s mother, who chose not to have her name withheld, believes that her late husband built the explosives roughly a decade ago due to a clearly paranoid belief that President Barack Obama planned to institute martial law across the United States.
Huff discovered the bombs while cleaning out the shed where they were hidden and ignored his mother’s directions to dispose of them.
“I blame the government. That’s who I blame. They come on TV with, ‘Obama’s going to do martial law and Obama’s helping ISIS’ and all this bullsh*t. What’s people to think? That was nationwide, forever,” Huff’s mother said in an interview.
The woman says that her son and his ex-girlfriend — who she says is actually Huff’s ex-wife — aren’t “real smart” and that the entire situation is a “d*mn mess.” While she claims that the authorities exploded the bomb in a controlled detonation on the property, authorities didn’t confirm this version of events and said instead the bombs had been dismantled and carted off by the ATF.
The strange series of events is another clear example of the way in which right-wingers are growing increasingly more radicalized and dangerous. There are real-world consequences to the fearmongering pumped out by right-wing propaganda outlets like Fox News. Unstable people hear the hysterical doomsayers and take action into their own hands. Luckily, no one was hurt by this bombs, but next time that might not be the case.