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Bartender Targeted Speaker Boehner In Poisoning Plot

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A bartender who had served House Speaker John Boehner drinks for five years has been indicted for threatening to murder Speaker Boehner in a plot that involved poisoning his drinks. The bartender worked at a country club Boehner belonged to in Ohio and appears to have become obsessed with Boehner after being fired from the country club.

The bartender, Michael Hoyt, looks to have developed a mental illness related to his termination and believed himself to be Jesus Christ and Boehner to be the devil after hearing voices from his car radio. Hoyt also believed Speaker Boehner was responsible for the Ebola virus.

Though the intentions – likely due to a demented mental state – were present, Hoyt was far from an effective assassin as he reportedly told police about this plans when he was interviewed after Hoyt himself had called the police.

Hoyt called police on Oct. 29, a week after being fired from the club, and blamed Boehner for his woes, police said. When officers visited Hoyt at his home on Matson Avenue in Deer Park, they said the plot thickened.

“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” United States Capitol Police (USCP) Special Agent Christopher M. Desrosiers said. “Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.” Officers said Hoyt told them he regretted not having enough time to put something in Boehner’s drink. It was also discovered Hoyt emailed Boehner’s wife about the plot a day before he called police, Desrosiers said.

The police that interviewed Hoyt at his home put him on a psychiatric hold and seized the .380 handgun he mentioned as well as ammunition for an SKS rifle that police later found at Hoyt’s mother’s house.

Given Hoyt’s firing and tension with the country club it is hard to say if he could have actually been in a position to poison one of Boehner’s drinks. Then again, given the weapons he possessed, he could have performed a workplace shooting when Boehner was present. Whether that will given Boehner any pause related to his position on gun control is hard to say.

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Bartender Targeted Speaker Boehner In Poisoning Plot

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A bartender who had served House Speaker John Boehner drinks for five years has been indicted for threatening to murder Speaker Boehner in a plot that involved poisoning his drinks. The bartender worked at a country club Boehner belonged to in Ohio and appears to have become obsessed with Boehner after being fired from the country club.

The bartender, Michael Hoyt, looks to have developed a mental illness related to his termination and believed himself to be Jesus Christ and Boehner to be the devil after hearing voices from his car radio. Hoyt also believed Speaker Boehner was responsible for the Ebola virus.

Though the intentions – likely due to a demented mental state – were present, Hoyt was far from an effective assassin as he reportedly told police about this plans when he was interviewed after Hoyt himself had called the police.

Hoyt called police on Oct. 29, a week after being fired from the club, and blamed Boehner for his woes, police said. When officers visited Hoyt at his home on Matson Avenue in Deer Park, they said the plot thickened.

“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” United States Capitol Police (USCP) Special Agent Christopher M. Desrosiers said. “Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.” Officers said Hoyt told them he regretted not having enough time to put something in Boehner’s drink. It was also discovered Hoyt emailed Boehner’s wife about the plot a day before he called police, Desrosiers said.

The police that interviewed Hoyt at his home put him on a psychiatric hold and seized the .380 handgun he mentioned as well as ammunition for an SKS rifle that police later found at Hoyt’s mother’s house.

Given Hoyt’s firing and tension with the country club it is hard to say if he could have actually been in a position to poison one of Boehner’s drinks. Then again, given the weapons he possessed, he could have performed a workplace shooting when Boehner was present. Whether that will given Boehner any pause related to his position on gun control is hard to say.

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