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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:30 PM

"Joke" to "Hijack Plane, Kill Obama" gets Utah man in trouble

Source: Reuters

"Joke" to "Hijack Plane, Kill Obama" gets Utah man in trouble

By Jennifer Dobner

SALT LAKE CITY | Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:37pm EDT

(Reuters) - A purported practical joke on a colleague that threatened a plane hijacking and the assassination of President Barack Obama has landed a Utah man in trouble with federal authorities.

Federal prosecutors say Jeremiah Hill placed a letter or note containing the threats inside a colleague's travel case while both were working at Hill Air Force Base, just north of Salt Lake City, last August.

"1 - Hijack Plane, 2 - Kill Obama," the note read, according to court papers filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City.

Transportation Security Administration screeners found the note during a baggage check before Hill's friend boarded a Delta Airlines flight to Arizona, launching an FBI investigation.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/26/us-usa-threat-utah-idUSBRE83P1L720120426

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:32 PM

1. "Really, why would I have to write that down? I think I'd be able to remember THAT." n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:33 PM

2. Federal agents are notorious for not thinking that that shit is funny. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:44 PM

3. THIS ASSHOLE IS A F*CKING IDIOT!!!

and he deserves whatever punishment the guy who got in trouble decides.

It wouldn't have been funny with any president. edited to add: Or, for that matter, anybody.

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