Man Calling Himself 'Lord Jesus Christ' Arrested for Twitter Video Threatening to Assassinate President-Elect
The Florida man posted Twitter video saying he would kill Donald Trump on Inauguration Day.
A Florida man has been arrested and jailed after posting a rambling Twitter video in which he threatened to kill Donald Trump on Inauguration Day.
Dominic Puopolo, 51, says in the footage “I’ll be at the review stand at the Inauguration and I’m going to kill President Trump, President-elect Trump, today.
“What are you going to do about it, Secret Service?”
His video was also tweeted at the U.S. Secret Service.
He said on camera he has four children, three wives and goes by the name Lord Jesus Christ. His Twitter handle is @jesuschrist1701.
Miami police officers arrested Puopolo Tuesday as he left a Subway sandwich shop. He was charged with threatening to harm a public servant, authorities said.
Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glaze ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Puopolo. If he is deemed fit, bail will be set at $1 million, she said.
Puopolo’s attorney said his client was mentally il and homeless, WPLG-TV reported.
His mother, Sonia Morales Puopolo, died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks when American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower, the Miami Herald reported.
The woman’s eulogy was delivered by Hillary Clinton, who knew Sonia Puopolo through working with charities including the Red Cross, the paper said.
In his video, her son says, “My other name is the Lord Jesus Christ. What are you going to do about it? I challenge you. This is not the way. I am following orders.”
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