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Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:13 PM

UPDATE: Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking arrested, police say

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Source: Washington Post

Police in Nashville said Monday that they had arrested Travis Reinking, the 29-year-old accused of killing four people in a shooting rampage at a Waffle House over the weekend.

The announcement Monday afternoon came nearly 34 hours after the mass shooting, which unnerved the Tennessee capital and prompted a sprawling manhunt. A little more than an hour before police said they had apprehended Reinking, authorities had acknowledged having no confirmed sightings of him and saying they were not even sure if he remained in the area.

Police did not immediately say how Reinking was located. But while he was at large, they said he posed a significant danger to the area, saying Reinking had shown signs of significant instability, Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, said at a news briefing late Monday morning.

Aaron pointed to Reinkings arrest outside the White House last year, as well as a string of bizarre encounters with law enforcement officials in Illinois. Reinking once told law enforcement officers that the singer Taylor Swift had been harassing and stalking him a delusion that authorities in Illinois said Reinking had had for years.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/04/23/waffle-house-shooting-travis-reinking-manhunt-continues-nashville-police-say/?utm_term=.d8ddbc5e7081



Article updated above. Original story -

BREAKING: The shooting suspect has been taken into custody, police announced Monday afternoon.


Here is his pic, which they put down near the bottom of the article -


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Reply UPDATE: Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking arrested, police say (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Apr 23 OP
OldManTarHeel Apr 23 #1
LisaM Apr 23 #2
jmowreader Apr 23 #4
niyad Apr 23 #3
atreides1 Apr 23 #9
FailureToCommunicate Apr 23 #5
Nitram Apr 23 #6
raven mad Apr 23 #36
n2doc Apr 23 #7
Blue_Tires Apr 23 #15
dalton99a Apr 23 #24
bucolic_frolic Apr 23 #8
Dave Starsky Apr 23 #16
Mr.Bill Apr 23 #10
C Moon Apr 23 #11
Historic NY Apr 23 #14
They_Live Apr 23 #34
LanternWaste Apr 23 #12
Aristus Apr 23 #13
Nay Apr 23 #32
They_Live Apr 23 #35
IronLionZion Apr 23 #17
7962 Apr 23 #23
IronLionZion Apr 23 #26
7962 Apr 23 #30
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 23 #18
BumRushDaShow Apr 23 #19
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 23 #21
mountain grammy Apr 23 #20
7962 Apr 23 #22
appalachiablue Apr 23 #25
BobTheSubgenius Apr 23 #27
SunSeeker Apr 23 #28
jpak Apr 23 #29
pecosbob Apr 23 #31
LiberalArkie Apr 23 #33
niyad Apr 24 #37
BumRushDaShow Apr 24 #38

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:17 PM

1. Great News to Hear Of . . !

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:18 PM

2. Thank god, no more rampages. n/t


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Response to LisaM (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:23 PM

4. From this guy, anyway

There are still too fucking many guns in circulation, and too fucking many of those are in the hands of people like Reinking.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:22 PM

3. maybe now someone will take his guns away permanently?

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:43 PM

9. Probably

And give them to his father, again!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:25 PM

5. White terrorists are well teated it seems.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:27 PM

6. I can't help but think that he survived this long only because he is not black.

The police returned his guns to his father who very wisely decided to hand them back to his son. Sounds like their might be a genetic cognitive impairment going on here.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 08:52 PM

36. I hate to, but have to agree. n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:28 PM

7. Wonder if they drove him by McD's to get a happy meal before they took him in? n/t

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Response to n2doc (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:24 PM

15. Technically, it was Burger King, iirc

and no, I still couldn't understand something so outrageous...

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Response to n2doc (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:04 PM

24. +1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:30 PM

8. "There's a Swift Taylor stalking me!"

Remember that one if you plan an insanity defense

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:27 PM

16. Who HASN'T been stalked by Taylor Swift?

I learned a long time ago to just shake it off.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:46 PM

10. Apparently the police

mistook his gun for a cell phone and took him into custody peacefully.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:48 PM

11. Every time a gun is used irresponsibly or illegally, it should be destroyed.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:14 PM

14. Exactly and no agency should be permitted to sell it either...

people wishing to turn in ancient relics should be directed to a museum or declare that want them destroyed.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 06:34 PM

34. I agree

wholeheartedly.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:59 PM

12. This puts us on track for another mass shooter to be apprehended or killed on May 05.

This puts us on track for another mass shooter to be apprehended or killed on May 05.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:10 PM

13. Faces Of Meth...

A white guy kills black victims in the South.

I wonder if the cops took him out for some Burger King...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:22 PM

32. Yeah, and fancy this -- they're still trying to figure out his motive. Hmmm. A

tough question, that. Especially for those 'sovereign citizens.'




Sarcasm aside, this man seems schizophrenic and should be in a mental institution after his antics in past years, but

OH, WAIT, thanks to Reagan and the Pubs, we don't have mental institutions any more. Not enough to count, anyway.

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Response to Nay (Reply #32)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 06:38 PM

35. That's right.

Let them walk the streets...with guns. Their family can take care of them and give them their mandatory guns.

If they're not white, they need to get a job immediately, or else no foods stamps.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:33 PM

17. Time to start profiling people like this

instead of buying them burgers

This dude should probably have never been allowed to purchase his guns based on his past record

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:02 PM

23. And his dad should be arrested for giving him back the guns.

Theres gotta be a crime of some sort there. He was told to keep them from this guy.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:08 PM

26. He broke Illinois state law

so the father should be prosecuted for that at least. There may be some federal laws broken since the dude took his guns to DC and Tennessee.

But the best part of it all is that sovereign citizens don't believe they should follow the government's laws. That should be reason enough to deny someone's right to bear arms. They can't be law abiding gun owners.

edit: spelling

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #26)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:17 PM

30. IS the father one of those? I hadn't heard that

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:42 PM

18. More info links here.

WSM Nashville: http://www.wsmv.com/

News Channel 5 Nashville: https://www.newschannel5.com/

The Tennessean Newspaper: https://www.tennessean.com/

Thank goodness!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:48 PM

19. Thank you for the local links with more info!

Always good to have the local news stories because they often can give more context/meaning.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:00 PM

21. You're very welcome, I'm a native of that general area....

but long gone since about 1970. Still like to keep up with the local happenings, with kin folks still there.

Interesting story about a vigilant construction worker spotting him and calling 911, so they'll have a second hero. He's damn lucky to be alive.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:54 PM

20. Another Dylan Roof?

Scary, but there’s more than a few of them out there and the FBI needs to focus on them.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:01 PM

22. POS. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:06 PM

25. Sick, racist, armed, with 'paranoid delusions': Claimed Taylor Swift was stalking

him and hacking his phone; jumped into a swimming pool wearing a pink women's coat over his underwear; arrested at the White House for crossing into a restricted area; wanted to file a police report about 20-30 people tapping into his computer and phone, and people "barking like dogs outside his residence."
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AP, 'Waffle House Suspect Arrested' April 23, 2018:

Meanwhile, authorities in Illinois shared past reports suggesting multiple red flags about a disturbed young man with paranoid delusions.
In May 2016, Reinking told deputies from Tazewell County, Illinois, that music superstar Taylor Swift was stalking him and hacking his phone, and that his family was also involved, according to a report released Sunday.
Reinking agreed to go to a local hospital for an evaluation after repeatedly resisting the request, the sheriff's report said.

Another sheriff's report said Reinking barged into a community pool in Tremont, Illinois, last June, and jumped into the water wearing a pink woman's coat over his underwear. Investigators believed he had an AR-15 rifle in his car trunk, but it was never displayed. No charges were filed.
Last July, Reinking was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service after he crossed into a restricted area near the White House and refused to leave, saying he wanted to meet President Donald Trump. Reinking was not armed at the time, but at the FBI's request, state police in Illinois revoked his state firearms card and seized four guns from him, authorities said.
The AR-15 used in the shootings was among the firearms seized.

In August, Reinking told police he wanted to file a report about 20 to 30 people tapping into his computer and phone and people "barking like dogs" outside his residence, according to a report.
"There's certainly evidence that there's some sort of mental health issues involved," Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said. But he said deputies returned the guns to Reinking's father on the promise that he would "keep the weapons secure and out of the possession of Travis."
http://www.air1.com/news/2018/04/23/Police-Waffle-House-Suspect-Arrested.aspx

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:13 PM

27. Now, be honest.

Who among us know exactly how we'd react if Taylor Swift was stalking us? Now, imagine that accompanied by tinkly pop music.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:16 PM

28. They should have arrested the dad too.

Reinking was arrested last June after he allegedly tried to cross a security barrier near the White House in order to meet President Donald Trump, authorities say. Following that incident, officials forced Reinking to surrender his firearms and turned the weapons over to his father. However, Reinking’s father gave the guns back to him, officials said.
 https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5ade20c2e4b0df502a4e71da

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:17 PM

29. He'll just proclaim himself a "sovereign citizen" and that no gummit can hold him

The Bundys will spring him....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:22 PM

31. A true Trump follower making America great again :(

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:39 PM

33. The right age and problems of Schizophrenia untreated.

Any civilized country would have been treating him since his late teens.

A person has to learn to not pay any attention they what the voices say.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 12:16 PM

37. when did he change clothes? reports said he was wearing black pants, no shirt.

how many times did he visit his apartment?

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Response to niyad (Reply #37)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 01:38 PM

38. Amazing isn't it?

He just doesn't "fit the description".

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