South Carolina Man Arrested For Planning An Attack “In The Spirit of Dylann Roof”

Dylann Roof in striped prison jumpsuit

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29-year-old Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell was arrested recently and is currently facing a federal count of felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition. The man told authorities that he planned on committing a crime in the name of Dylann Roof. As if Roof is a God.

McDowell said,

“I’m wanting to do this s***, and I got the heart to do this. I seen what Dylann Roof did and in my heart I reckon I got a little bit of hatred and I…I want to do that s—-. Like, I got desire … not for nobody else .. .it just… I want something where I can say, ‘I f***ing did that’ … me personally.”

He even posted to Facebook saying,

“I wish the day we all get off Facebook and white Warriors like we was born to be like Dylan roof but we gotta do it in a smart away and it takes a team…”

Smh. People are so sick.