Facebook Threat To Obama Brings Guilty Plea
Back in February, Miami area college student Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr. had this to say on his Facebook page: “If anyones going to UM to see Obama today, get ur phones out and record. Cause at any moment im gonna put a bullet through his head and u don’t wanna miss that! Youtube!” Today he pled guilty to single count of threatening to kill or harm the president in U.S. District court.
He posted another message a few days earlier that said: “”Who wants to help me assassinate Obummer while hes at UM this week?” So obviously this guy isn’t too bright. The Secret Service was tipped off by someone who was concerned and they went and searched his home. While there they found 2 non-lethal pellet guns and an iPad showing evidence of the threatening posts. Facebook can be accessed on any device so I think they just wanted a new iPad.
Serrapio’s lawyer said that the college student didn’t actually intend to hurt the president but instead, “He wanted to get a reaction from political supporters of President Obama.” Brilliant, I know.
Obama has had a lot of death threat over the last 4 years, but apparently the Secret Service thought that this one warranted this kid getting arrested. He faces up to 5 years in prison, but his lawyer expects him to get less.