Winter Park, FL - Winter Park man, Charles Howard, dared the FBI to arrest him after he threatened a Congressman. Minutes later they did, and the whole incident was captured on a hilarious video.
According to WFTV9, Howard was arrested on Friday after demanding a warrant and challenging the FBI to arrest him.
Charles Howard had called a congressman at his Washington, D.C. office, and left a voicemail. In the voicemail message, he mentioned the KKK, the FreeMasons, and the Nazis. He said that “...we’re going to hunt your ass down, wrap a rope around your neck and hang you from a lamppost," and that the Congressman should prepare for the "battle" and the "apocalypse." The voicemail message was laced with profanities.
He left the voicemail from an 'unknown' telephone number but the FBI was able to track the call to his residence in Winter Park. He was interviewed by police and denied calling any members of Congress or the Senate. When a federal agent told him that he had proof, he asked if the phone call was a violation of his First Amendment rights and ended the interview.
On Friday, as he was being interviewed by WFTV9, he asked the reporter why he was harassing him and his neighbors. He also denied threatening anyone and repeatedly demanded to see a warrant for his arrest.
Charles Howard continued and said "There's two agents over there. Why don't they come arrest me? Why aren't they arresting me? Because I haven't done anything wrong..."
About three minutes later, agents pulled up to Howard's residence. One agent told him that they had a warrant for his arrest, and took him into custody. He was charged with one count of Transmitting in Interstate Commerce a Threat to Injure the Person of Another. He was transported to the local jail by a Seminole County Deputy.
You can see a hilarious video of the incident here: