An Ohio man was arrested and indicted on charges of threatening to kill Republican House Speaker John Boehner, reported News Net 5.
The man, Michael Robert Hoyt, worked at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester, Ohio for over five years where Boehner is a member. He was indicted last week after authorities learned that Hoyt had plans to poison Boehner’s drink at the country club. Hoyt worked there as a bartender.
“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” said United States Capitol Police agent Chris Desrosiers.” Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.”
At the end of October 2014, Hoyt sent an email to Boehner’s wife, Debbie, after getting fired from the country club for having a “bad attitude” and getting complaints from club members. In the email, he described his plot to kill John Boehner.
Hoyt: “Mr. Boehner, I sincerely do not want to embarrass anyone. I am willing to drop all of this if you and Dr. Bob Buring deliver my termination report to me personally, or transport me to a secure location where the three of us can have an honest conversation. If I had any intention of hurting Mr. Boehner, I could have poisoned his wine at Wetherington many, many times. I do not believe I have lied about anything nor exaggerated. This is extremely urgent. Tuesday. Earlier the better. Talk to Dr. Bob Buring. PLEASE!!! We can work together and succeed or …..fail miserably. My phone died. I am at home. I have a dog and cat so please do not bust in. I will leave my lights on inside and out all night. You probably already know where I live. REDACTED Matson Ave. Deer Park, Ohio.”
Debbie Boehner: “What is this about??”
Hoyt: “Mrs. Boehner, I was fired. I could not email Mr. Boehner directly because of the zip code block on his email. It doesn’t matter anyway. If he took a real interest in anything he would insure his Club was better than the Country, but they are exactly the same and life goes on SSDD. Sincerely, Mike. Mike, your former bartender.”
Hoyt was also suffering from paranoid delusions. He said he heard the devil’s voice coming in through his car stereo speakers and that the voice kept telling him that Boehner was evil. He ended up calling 911 out of fear that “evil people were going to ‘come chop him up.’”
Hoyt was then placed under a 72-hour psych evaluation, and authorities searched his home. In Hoyt’s home, authorities found an 11-page blog that he emailed to people close to him, a rifle, ammunition of different calibers, and a .380 handgun.
“Hoyt was visibly upset talking about being fired and about the circumstances surrounding it,” said Desrosiers. “He believes John Boehner and other members of the country club got him fired.”
Authorities subsequently took Hoyt into custody because he was a “current and ongoing threat” to Boehner. In the last year, three people have been charged with threatening to kill the House Speaker.