November 16, 2018

Bomb threats

Stupid Alabama Man Who Told IRS Agent That He Would Make 9/11 Look Like a Fire Drill Admits He Had a Few Beers Before Picking Up the Phone

Thomas Sitzler swears that he didn't mean any harm, can't even make a bomb, and this is all came about due to a little liquid courage. A Birmingham area man, charged with making a phone threat to blow up an Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Texas, has entered a plea agreement with federal prosecutors […]

Here’s Something Stupid That an Alabama Man Said to an IRS Employee

Thomas Sitzler really wanted the IRS Contact Rep to remember what he had to say, so he insisted (s)he write it down: "I'm gonna make Waco, Oklahoma City and nine eleven (9/11) look like a fire drill. I have paid in over one point five million dollars ($1.5 million) in federal taxes while illegals reap […]

Here Are Two Examples of Things Not to Say When You’re at Your Local IRS Office

Let’s open with, “If I don’t see [so and so], I will blow this place up.” That’s a definite no-no. Also to be avoided would be statements such as, “You’re gone. You’re all [redacted but I’m guessing it was “fucking”] gone. You’re gonners.” And yet that’s what 48 year-old Paul Weber did in La Crosse, Wisconsin. What’s especially odd is that Weber didn’t make these statements in immediate succession. He first asked for “Kevin” then made the threat, bolted the office only to return and make the second threat. I guess Weber felt like returning in order to take a stand. Which is more than we can say for the Democrats in Madison.

[via La Crosse Tribune]

Americans For Tax Reform Back to Work After Bomb Scare

Safe to say that Elmo isn’t a suspect.

The staff of Americans For Tax Reform were briefly evacuated from their DC headquarters this morning as police responded to a bomb threat against the building. No explosives were found and the staff has returned to work.

The call came in around 9:10 Monday morning, according to a police spokesperson contacted by TPM. The officer could not say how long the staff was evacuated but said police had allowed them to return to work by the time we called at around 11:00 AM.

Also, no word if this is the Bizarro Grover at work.

Bomb Threat Briefly Evacuates Headquarters Of Grover Norquist Group [TPM via Gawker]

Man Arrested for Threatening to Bomb IRS Building Would Erect Monument to Austin Plane-crasher ‘If He Had Any Extra Money’

And what’s the reason 64 year-old Leonard Mackey doesn’t have the dough to put up a statue of domestic terrorist, Joseph Stack? It’s not entirely clear but you can bet the IRS has something to do with it:

Leonard C. Mackey, of 1025 W. Wilkes-Barre St., went to the IRS office at 3 W. Broad St. around 3 p.m. saying he was “sick and tired of the IRS harassing him.” He demanded a copy of a 2008 letter indicating he no longer had money, a news release from police said. […] Mackey went on to say he would erect a monument to the guy who blew up the IRS building in Texas. That is, if he had any extra money. As he left the office, he said to the security guard who had asked him on the way in if he had a firearm that “you didn’t ask me about bombs. We have them downstairs.”

It’s sort of cute that he sabotaged himself like that.

Bethlehem: Tax dispute erupts with bomb threat, evacuation and arrest [The Morning Call]