Charlotte Man Threatens to Hit Obama with “Lee Harvey Oswald Swag” on Twitter, Promptly Arrested

    September 7, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Threatening to kill the President of the United States is a serious offense. Threatening to kill the President of the United States on Twitter is outstandingly idiotic.

Apparently, 21-year-old Donte Jamar Sims thought it would be good idea to announced his plans to assassinate President Obama to his 566 followers on September 3rd. The Charlotte resident tweeted a series of threats during a 15-minute period just one day before the Democratic National Convention kicked off in his city.

According to court documents, the tweets were spotted by a Secret Service intelligence agent, who went to Sims’ home on Wednesday to interview him about the statements.

Without further ado, here are the tweets that got Sims in trouble:

After that tweet, one Twitter follower warned him that he “better stop tweeting that before the Feds come looking for him.” But he continued:

After that, another user asked if he was serious. “As a heart attack,” said Sims.

Some of his other tweets in the days following the assassination threats read “Mitt Romney for President,” “#NOBama,” “F*ck Obama,” and “Democrats getting impeached.” He did say that he respects Michelle Obama, however, and that she’s “Sexy as hell.”

After being apprehended, Sims confessed to the tweets, saying he knew it was wrong but he was high.

“Sims stated that he published the statements because he hated President Obama,” the Secret Service agent wrote in the affidavit. “Sims asserted that he was high on marijuana when he made the threats but that he understood what he was doing and that it was wrong.”

If convicted, those few tweets could cost him $250,000 and five years of freedom.

[via CNN]
  • Wallee

    It’s amazing what being high can do for you!

  • Steve D

    Total BS, for regular smokers, being high on cannabis would not warp your mental state enough to justify getting away with that.

    • http://www.angersausomeaussies.com AngersAusomeAussies

      and U know this how? I M taking it by ur comment that U smoke! shame on U!

      • HatingOnAngersAusomeAussies

        You are pretty insane.

  • http://www.angersausomeaussies.com AngersAusomeAussies

    Making a “threat” is totally different than acting on one. I mean come on, 5 yrs in jail & $250,000 fine! get real! Have to give the guy credit for speaking his mind right? Oh ya, under OBama, we dont have that freedom anymore! I say NO OBAMA for 2013!!! He never should have been allowed to run anyway!!

    • cwsculptor

      First, the laws against making threats against the POTUS have been in place since 1917. 1917. No matter how you stretch it, that was NOT enacted by Obama.
      Secondly, few people have been convicted under this law because of the free speech protections. However, if the idiot who made these threats also had the firepower to carry them out and a plan to do so, then he very well be convicted.
      Thirdly, marijuana tends to make people more peaceful rather than more violent. Not a good excuse. Sounds to me like he was more likely on meth.
      Fourthly, Obama was and is able to run because he is a natural born citizen of this country. Two of my children were born overseas and they had to be added to the mother’s passport. There is no indication from even the craziest of the crazies that Obama’s mother got onto a small boat and smuggled him into Hawaii or that she smuggled him across the Arizona or New Mexico desert. He is certainly a better citizen than are you.

    • JackoP

      Theats to repuke presidents are handled the same way. It’s the law you douchebag. I thought u people were all about law and order?

  • Catie

    As a regular marijuana smoker, I can say that there is NO WAY that smoking weed can “mess” you up enough to think that it’s okay to post this on Twitter. As I am NOT supporter of Mitt Romney OR Barack Obama (and I make it known) I would never A) kill either of them, or B) post about my “plans” to kill the president. This man is stupid and he deserves to be incarcirated!

  • Jack Nimble

    I guarantee this was all set up by the liberals to make conservatives look bad. Lets follow this story and see if this dude actually go’s to prison. I bet youi never hear about it again.

    • Jacko

      They already look bad you dumbass. Stop the stupid threatening tweets. Idiot.

  • Dette

    A REAL DUMB A~~. Go back to school and learn how to talk!

  • rod

    he need to get life!!