More guns in theaters? This news is beyond frightening.
State Police pulled over a man driving 112 mph on the Maine Turnpike. When searching Timothy Courtois's vehicle, law enforcement found an assault rifle, several handguns, many boxes of ammunition, and newspaper clippings of the tragic Colorado shootings.
After questioning the driver, police realized Timothy had just watched The Dark Knight Rises and smuggled several of those guns into the theater via his backpack.
While Timothy never stated any intentions to hurt anyone in the theater, he admitted he was driving to New Hampshire to gun down his former employer.
At this point, it's not clear to what extent he was provoked by the mass shootings in Aurora nor can we be sure whether he planned to harm anyone beyond his old boss.
We're honestly just thankful this disturbed individual was arrested before he could harm anyone.
When state police and federal agents searched his home, they found a verifiable arsenal.
Timothy is eligible to be released on bail and is scheduled for court on August 23.
Do U think releasing him for the time being is a wise decision?
[Image via Maine State Police.]
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