Haha, damn. If only this kid had had some guidance and instruction in the real struggle and the 5 words. Too bad he wasn't an avid reader of Access St. Louis. What are the pigs doing with this kind of firepower, anyway? Just remember, when it's time to resist, there are PLENTY of places to get what you need to carry on.
Police: St. Charles man who stole explosives planning for the end of the world
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
UPDATED 2:50 P.M.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY -- A 22-year-old St. Charles man said to be preparing for the end of the world has been arrested for the theft of more than 50 pounds of explosives from a law enforcement firing range near Weldon Spring in 2007, court documents show.
Ryan D. Webster, of the 100 block of Margaux Court, was arrested Thursday night on a charge of possessing stolen explosives, officials said, and appeared in court Friday afternoon.
Webster, in a blue T-shirt and jeans, bounced nervously on his feet as U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Ann Medler told him that he needed a lawyer before his next court appearance Monday.
“I haven't even had a phone call yet, ma'am,” Webster responded, adding that he didn't yet know if his father would pay for a lawyer or whether he would need a public defender.
An affidavit filed in court by Special Agent David Whittaker of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and made public Friday lays out the case against Webster this way:
The St. Charles County Law Enforcement Training Center, at 1835 South Highway 94, was burglarized sometime between June 3 and June 12 of 2007 when someone cut their way through a rear fence, broke into a van and used a rotary cutting tool to slice the padlocks off of an explosives magazine.
In addition to a laptop computer and video camera stolen from the van, the thief or thieves took a “large quantity” of explosives belonging to the FBI and the St. Charles County bomb squad.
Included in the haul were 13 block of C-4 plastic explosives, safety fuses, tear gas grenades and 40mm cartridges, shaped charges, detonating cord and other materials. He knew exactly what he wanted.
An acquaintance of Webster's said he asked to borrow some cutting disks for a Dremel rotary cutting tool in May or June of 2007. Webster paid the acquaintance $500 to dig a hole where the acquaintance later found a blue plastic tote.
Webster told his friend that water had ruined the things stored there, so he burned them.
The acquaintance also said that Webster had 12 or more tear gas grenades, five small blocks and one large block of C-4 and other explosive materials stored in his house, as well as guns and silencers, the affidavit says.
Webster researches explosives online and mixes up his own, makes his own silencers and made fun of police after the theft, saying they would never solve the crime, the affidavit says. Geez, if only you had kept your frickin mouth shut!
He is also said to be preparing for the end of the world in 2012, a date some say is predicted by the Mayan calendar.
After speaking to Webster's friend, agents and officers dug up the plastic bin and found evidence of the tote, booby-trap simulators, 12-gauge blanks, 12-gauge “render-safe” rounds and foil and cardboard packaging.
They searched Webster's house Friday morning, but would not comment on what had been recovered.
Webster's family could not be reached for comment. Federal prosecutors want him to remain in jail until his trial. He is expected to plead not guilty next week.
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