Remember the Tennessee weirdo who said Satan "ordered" him to kill "birthers" to spark a war between political parties in order to decrease the population in America?
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio issued a
cry for attention press release saying that guy might be Arizona-bound.
Arpaio has claimed Adam Eugene Cox is an "Obama fanatic" who threatened to kill the sheriff -- intel the sheriff says came from evident from what he posted online, and according to the guy's mother.
Cox was sentenced to probation for his threats on the Internet, after enlisting the Knoxville County Sheriff's Office to go arrest him in Tennessee.
According to MCSO, Cox skipped out on probation, and said he's "heading west."
"Authorities notified the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office that it is possible he may be headed to Arizona," MCSO says. "He was last seen about three weeks ago.
"Cox, 33, a supporter of President Obama, was apparently enraged by Sheriff Arpaio's investigation into the legitimacy of the President's birth certificate," the Sheriff's Office continues. "That investigation is what led Cox to threaten the life of Sheriff Arpaio and his family. Sheriff's security has been alerted, and his mug shot has been distributed to other law enforcement agencies."
After tracking down what the guy actually wrote, he doesn't claim to be an "Obama fanatic," but says Satan "ordered" him to kill "birthers" to spark a war between political parties in order to decrease the population in America.
Arpaio was actually first in line "to die," according to Cox's posts, but he changed his mind in a later post and opted for Alan Keyes first, and Arpaio second.
Also in the mix "to die" were other political figures/talkers who never put out a press release about it, including Herman Cain and Michael Savage.
"The only side I have is Satan himself and my death sentence he ordered me to fill toward you," Cox wrote in a comments field on a "birther" conspiracy website. "My hope is that you will take out revenge on the left and this country will be destroyed as a consequence... Right vs left killing each other and humanity dwindling in size is my ultimate goal."
As for his comments about Arpaio:
I plan to kill Joe Arpaio first.. He will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out., I promise you this. He won't fuck with Obama.
He will be buried 10 feet under and his whole family will be murdered along with him.
Don't like it? Come stop me. Come die before me.
There's now a warrant out for Cox's arrest.
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