Sex offender plotted terrorism at Target stores

Posted by | February 17, 2017 09:58 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Pot Luck

Now what was that about the threat of scary Muslim immigrants?

A registered sex offender in Florida allegedly planned to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast, including one in New York, to get better stock prices.

Mark Barnett, 48, built at least 10 explosive devices and paid another man to place the bombs on shelves, according to a Department of Justice complaint obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.

Barnett believed the explosions would cause Target stock prices to drop, allowing him to buy cheap shares in the company, the newspaper reported.

Authorities believe he paid another man to place the bombs, but officials say the alleged accomplice instead went to authorities. Barnett had paid the man $10,000, according to the newspaper.

“Barnett told the [confidential source] not to let the box bounce around or they would explode,” read the complaint obtained by NBC News. Barnett promised they would not kill anybody, but the explosives would “take your hand off,” according to NBC.

He was charged with “possession of a firearm (destructive device) affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon,” according to NBC News.

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11 responses to Sex offender plotted terrorism at Target stores

  1. Mike February 17th, 2017 at 11:20

    On parole for felony kidnapping (involving a child) and numerous sexual offenses … wait for it … he faces up to 10 years in prison. (so he’s out in 4)

    I know someone who spent 8 years in prison in FL for 26 grams of weed.
    Is it me or is something wrong with that …?

    • Larry Schmitt February 17th, 2017 at 11:24

      That’s why Obama pardoned or commuted the sentences of a bunch of non-violent drug offenders before he left. They were victims of the republicans’ mandatory minimum sentences. He could have released hundreds, or even thousands, more.

      • fahvel February 17th, 2017 at 11:46

        but he didn’t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • bunya February 17th, 2017 at 13:19

      Don’t you know that possession of a small amount of a non-dangerous plant (alcohol is more fatal) is an egregious sin and grounds for the death penalty? Certainly more egregious than raping children, right? Mmmmm, not so much. Ask any priest. He’ll tell you.

  2. Larry Schmitt February 17th, 2017 at 11:27

    Notice this was not a trans=gender sex offender. Just a garden variety pervert. So all those people who are afraid of being accosted in Target’s bathrooms by a guy in a dress, this is what you have to be afraid of.

  3. fahvel February 17th, 2017 at 11:45

    and all he had to do was flaash in a target store for the same results and a better day.

  4. bpollen February 17th, 2017 at 16:24

    Yeah, but was he Muslim?

  5. amersham1046 February 17th, 2017 at 17:25

    Fox News is still searching for an Islamic link

  6. Jungle_Bhoy February 17th, 2017 at 21:44

    Kinda reminds me of Trump’s plan to solve the national debt. Let us go into default and ‘re-negotiate’ a great deal to get out of it. Hasn’t this guy ever heard of short selling the stock instead?

  7. wpadon February 19th, 2017 at 13:15

    Good Christian boy just trying to make a living ;)

  8. Arthur Gane February 21st, 2017 at 05:06

    He cannot be a terrorists. He is white, he is not a Muslim and he is a capitalists

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