There's not too much information out there about Abdullatif Aldosary, the Coolidge resident accused of detonating an "explosive device" outside the Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande Friday morning.
He's apparently an Iraqi refugee, he did a short stint in prison, and from what we can tell, he likes to share pornography with people -- people who have not liked looking at Aldosary's porn.
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Here's a blurb we found in the Casa Grande Dispatch, published among other crime reports on September 5, describing what sounds like a really awkward situation at a gym that led to Aldosary's arrest:
Abdullatif A. Aldosary, 47, of Coolidge, was arrested Aug. 29 at Casa Grande Fitness, 2080 N. Trekell Road, for disorderly conduct and assault. Police say Aldosary displayed pornographic pictures and struck a man.
Perhaps illustrative of how tight-lipped investigators are being about Aldosary, Casa Grande police Officer Thomas Anderson referred us to the FBI when we asked for details about this incident. Anderson says it's the FBI's investigation, despite the fact that we were seeking information specifically related to the Casa Grande Police Department's September arrest of Aldosary for allegedly showing porn to a guy at the gym, and punching him. We sent an e-mail clarifying this, but received no response.
Still, there's another instance of Aldosary trying to show people pictures of naked people.
Aldosary was charged with four counts of aggravated harassment in 2007, and pleaded guilty to two of those counts in 2008.
The victims of that harassment were the owner and employee of a Gilbert contracting business.
According to a minute entry from the court proceedings, Aldosary sent letters to the company and its employees -- despite an existing restraining order against him -- and two of those letters "were accompanied by sexually explicit photographs."
The company installed a new security system at the time, and was trying to get nearly $33,000 out of Aldosary for that system, plus claims of lost wages, and various other claims of restitution.
They were awarded a restitution sum of $747.62.
In a filing ordering Aldosary to pay this restitution, the Maricopa County judge explains why their award was a small fraction of what they asked for.
"The remainder of the amounts sought deal with items such as hiring security guards and installing security equipment at the victim's business based upon their perceptions that the Defendant was a threat to them and perhaps had ties to terrorist organizations," the order says. "While their belief was no doubt sincere, the Defendant was not charged in this case with any such conduct, therefore it cannot be said that his actions directly caused the expenditures that the victim seeks, other than those listed above."
We've left a message with the owner to get an explanation of the claim Aldosary may have had "ties to terrorist organizations."
As we've mentioned before, the feds have made no indication that this is a case of terrorism, although FBI agents from the Phoenix division's Joint Terrorism Task Force did investigate the case.
Aldosary hasn't been charged with anything related to terrorism, either -- he's been charged with damaging a federal building with an explosive, as well as being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.
According to various news reports, Aldosary didn't enter a plea yesterday when he was given the opportunity to do so. As an aside, minute entries from the 2007/2008 case mention a Rule 11 Examination, which is a mental-competency exam.
Check back for updates.