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George W. Bush

Psycho Arrested For Threatening to Kill Ex-Prez

2/2/2014 7:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0202_george_bush_gettyA man sitting in a car with a loaded rifle, a machete and a container of gasoline was arrested Friday in New York ... after authorities determined he was planning to kill George W. Bush.

44-year old Benjamin Smith was taken into custody by the Secret Service and charged with threatening to kill Dubya -- after his mother blew the whistle on him.

According to reports ... Smith's mother called cops on Thursday saying her rifle was missing and her son had left a note in the house saying, "I'm going to work for George W. Bush and the Pentagon. I have to slay a dragon and then Barbara Bush is mine."

The prosecuting attorney said she believes Smith was talking about Bush's daughter, not his wife.

Bush and his family were in NYC at the time ... but it's unclear how close the suspect got to him.  Smith allegedly yelled "Bush will get his" as he was taken into custody.

A lawyer for Smith says the note and outbursts do not constitute a "true threat."

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DirkDiggler    

Follow the money to Al Gore

201 days ago
17.

WinterIsComing    

Dubya's wife is Laura Bush. Barbara Bush is his mother (and daughter.) Wow TMZ! You guys are about as smart as W.

201 days ago
18.

hihat    

A psycho? Sounds like someone attempting to bring the war criminal to justice, Texas-style...

201 days ago
19.

teedofftaxpayer    

I'm confused. Barbara Bush was his wife? I thought Barbara was his mother. Was this TZM writing or did the Prosecutor actually say that?

201 days ago
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JuanV    

psyche? Bill Lord's letter to President Jimmy Carter re: JFK assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald (LHO) plus George Herbert Walker Bush laughs in the American people's and the world's face concerning the LHO relation
http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2013/12/bill-lords-letter-to-president-jimmy-carter-re-jfk-assassination-and-lee-harvey-oswald-lho-plus-geor.html

201 days ago
21.

Rolm    

What an idiot what is the point in killing a retired Pres. unless he wants to save the tax payers a ton of $$$$$$$$

201 days ago
22.

JuanV    

comentastic TMZ. Bill Lord's letter to President Jimmy Carter re: JFK assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald (LHO) plus George Herbert Walker Bush laughs in the American people's and the world's face concerning the LHO relation
http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2013/12/bill-lords-letter-to-president-jimmy-carter-re-jfk-assassination-and-lee-harvey-oswald-lho-plus-geor.html

201 days ago
23.

Carl    

While I am very against nutjobs trying to assassinate people, I wouldn't have been sad if Bush got hit by a bolt of lightning during his term. Nowadays who cares? He has been out of office for 5 years and doesn't have any real power anymore.

201 days ago
24.

DirkDiggler    

It was his mother's machete

201 days ago
25.

Donna    

Poor Governor Bush. Not!

201 days ago
26.

John    

If X = Muslim then

X is terrorist;

If X = NonMuslim then

X is psycho!

201 days ago
27.

F'U    

Well Tmz! Politicians do have a way of bringing the craziness out in people...****! Majority of them are crazy themselves.

201 days ago
28.

Woot    

Phillip Seymour Hoffman is dead. :o(

201 days ago
29.

Nobrows    

Laura is his wife. His mother and daughter are both Barbara. I know you have a bunch of Bush haters on the staff, but at least you could get your facts straight.

201 days ago
30.

Denver    

When Skippy W Bush was asked his feelings about the threat against him, he said "I like Turtles"...

201 days ago
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