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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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Sid    

It is clear TMZ staffers like their boss aren't big fans of Bush. :) anyhow slide over to msnbc to get the facts.

177 days ago
32.

Tracy    

This would be the second time TMZ has misidentified the two Bush First Ladies. Ignorance at its best. If you can't get the presidents' wives correct, why should anyone believe what you write about meaningless celebrity gossip?

177 days ago
33.

Yurra Knutz    

Meanwhile at the White House...

177 days ago
34.

Just My Opinion    

No Republican would even think of doing such a thing to a Democrat. Must be one of those "pro choice" little jackass Demonbrats.

177 days ago
35.

KeriV    

Why now? If it had happened while he was in office I don't think anyone would have noticed, Chaney was running things anyway.

176 days ago
36.

Trandre    

It's too late to kill his ass now. Dumb ass

176 days ago
37.

Jordan    

Oh NO the Last time someone Threatened to Kill a Bush the United States ended up in a 10 year War, Now that Jeb Bush is Running for President in 2016 how long of a Unnecessary war will he get the United Stares into if Elected President?

176 days ago
38.

DumbingDown    

Who is the real psycho? George Bush has killed far more people than this supposed psycho.

176 days ago
39.

Craparazzi    

America (TMZ) is sad... and ex pres' life is threatened and only gets 3 pages of comments... but if beiber decides to piss in a bucket you get more than 20 pages

176 days ago
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PoorLilBitchGirl    

FYI to TMZ... Barbara Bush is not Dubya's wife.... Barbara Bush is his MOTHER! Dubya's daughter is also named Barbara Bush.

176 days ago
41.

Jerry    

Barbara is G.H.W. Bush's wife, Dubya's wife is Laura. Their daughter is also named Barbara Bush.

175 days ago
42.

Gypsybling    

To bad he failed

174 days ago
43.

Bella    

It's ridiculous anyone would says that this wasn't a threat. I cannot GW, but that doesn't mean that you threaten and plan out to kill someone. Thank goodness this guys mother turned him in!

134 days ago
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