Monday, March 29, 2010

A Real Threat This Time

A man is in custody in Pennsylvania for posting a YouTube threat against Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA).

In the video, Norman Leboon says Cantor will “receive my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer’s abominations.”

The San Francisco office of the FBI received a copy of the video on March 26, according to the affidavit in the case. You can read the press release and affidavit on the case here.

The affidavit paints a picture of Leboon as a deeply disturbed person. When he was visited by federal agents on Saturday, he “stated that he is the ‘son of the god of Enoch’ and that his father speaks through him. Leboon stated that Eric Cantor is ‘pure evil’; will be dead; and that Cantor’s family is suffering because of his father’s wrath.”

Last week, Mr. Cantor said he was “directly threatened” when, according to Richmond police, a stray bullet fired at random broke a window at a campaign office, and he earned a share of mockery for making a big deal out of it. Mr. Leboon is the real deal, at least in terms of making the threat, although he doesn’t limit his wrath to Mr. Cantor; he claims to have made over 2,000 video threats against everybody on the left and the right.

This is obviously someone who needs some serious medical attention, and I hope he gets it.