September 17, 2014 8:31 pm -

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson has announced charges against a Kansas City man accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at U.S. Rep Emanuel Cleaver’s (D) congressional office.

[su_center_ad]Investigators looked over surveillance tapes to identify the suspect who tried to throw incendiary devices at Cleaver’s office  on Thursday.

28-year-old Eric King was identified from those tapes and charged with using a dangerous instrument to oppose, impede, intimidate and interfere with a federal official engaged in the performance of his official duties, according to KMBC.

The incident was captured on surveillance footage early in the morning on Sept. 11th, showing a man getting out two bottles with an ignition source, throwing a hammer at a window and lighting the devices. The suspect attempted to throw the devices but they never made it inside the building.

According to police, King was identified as the suspect after investigating a series of anti-government acts of vandalism in Kansas City.

In addition, King’s Facebook page suggested his intention to send anti-government messages..

King was arrested as he was leaving his apartment on Tuesday. According to the affidavit, King was carrying a backpack that contained a red can of spray paint, Kingsford Charcoal Lighter fluid and a clear plastic soda bottle (containing an unknown liquid) with a tube sock placed over it, according to WNCN.

During a search of King’s home, agents found a hand-written letter on a bedside shelf, entitled “Operation House Committee.” The letter lists: “(1) Paint thinner/alcohol, (2) face cover/hand cover/all tattoos covered, (3) Three bottles glass, (4) paper towels, old rags/lighter, (5) drive/driver, must be someone trust with. ”

The letter then gave instructions such as, “use hammer/sledgehammer to break door,” “light bottles, throw them, light curtains.’

H/T: The incomparable @CarlaAkins with thanks.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

29 responses to Man Charged With Throwing Molotov Cocktails At Democrat’s Congressional Office

  1. eddie1247 September 17th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Look at that face, somebody didn’t have their fiber this morning.

  2. Carla Akins September 17th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    He wasn’t very successful for all his advance planning.

  3. Obewon September 17th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Another teabagger crying out for government assistance. These functionally illiterate Sovereign citizens are always busted by the government, tried, convicted and imprisoned. Texas “Dougiestan” founder “I know what I did was crazy, but I’m going to pay for that,” ‘This is a get-out the vote campaign!’

  4. ExPFCWintergreen September 17th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Who could’ve guessed that a fine-looking chap like this would turn out to be a nutjob?

    • tracey marie September 17th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      that made me laugh

  5. M D Reese September 17th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Sounds like a real Darwin Award candidate.

  6. juicyfruityyy September 17th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    What’s going on in Kansas? Seems like the ink, from all those tattoos; went to his brain.

    • tiredoftea September 17th, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      Carla lives there!

      • whatthe46 September 17th, 2014 at 11:50 pm


    • whatthe46 September 17th, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      birth. lol

  7. Skydog2 September 18th, 2014 at 12:58 am

    He wrote: “The Missouri congress has been a willing partner in the US governments capitalist war hungry agenda.”

    If he’s an anti-capitalist, does that mean he’s a left wing extremist?

    • jasperjava September 18th, 2014 at 1:42 am

      If he’s a left-winger, why would he attack a Democrat’s office?

      Sounds more like one of those anti-government fanatics, who tend to be RWNJs.

      Or if he’s some kind of hybrid, he is almost certainly inspired by right-wing violent anti-government activism that we have seen in recent years.

      • granpa.usthai September 18th, 2014 at 8:40 am

        Kansas state teabagger leader?

        • Carla Akins September 18th, 2014 at 8:51 am

          Nope, just a MO nutjob. There was a note on his FB page stating “Come on, the police won’t kill themselves”. It appears he’s the same douche bag that vandalized the Liberty Memorial last week, the nation’s only WW1 memorial.

  8. raincheck September 18th, 2014 at 6:23 am

    When did John Oliver go bad?…..
    I tried to post his image…. but

  9. Larry Schmitt September 18th, 2014 at 6:28 am

    I like that he had to write out instructions on what to do with the cocktail once it was “mixed.” Was it really necessary to write out: “light bottles, throw them, light curtains.” In addition to all his other problems, he seems a bit anal.

    • raincheck September 18th, 2014 at 6:37 am

      “he seems a bit anal” haha… That’s one way to put it

    • William September 18th, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Was it really necessary to write out: “light bottles, throw them…..

      Sometimes it is necessary. Pull pin throw grenade.

  10. granpa.usthai September 18th, 2014 at 8:38 am

    typical freakin’ hothead!
    -and with a written manual too!

  11. granpa.usthai September 18th, 2014 at 8:42 am

    does it every time!
    even the 200 proof.

  12. Denise September 18th, 2014 at 10:34 am

    he chose 9/11 to do this, which says a lot about him. if you hate this country, pack your bags and get outta here!

  13. Denise September 18th, 2014 at 10:34 am

    he chose 9/11 to do this, which says a lot about him. if you hate this country, pack your bags and get outta here!

  14. rg9rts September 18th, 2014 at 11:36 am

    FAUX reaps the discord it has sown…..Oh we didn’t tell him to do that doesn’t wash.

  15. Red Eye Robot September 18th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Another Leftist involved with the occupy movement