Over the weekend the secret service responded to anonymous tips that a man in an Ohio restaurant was making threats against president Obama. Apparently the man was overheard saying that he was going to “take Obama out”.
What makes this story even more interesting is that this suspect claims to be the son of late president Dwight D. Eisenhower, and even has the paperwork to prove it, according to local police.
“Police in Marblehead, Ohio, detained Robert Dale Pierce and Catharine Marie Pierce on Saturday after receiving a call that Robert Pierce had said he was going to “kill Obama and take him down,” according to a police report. A disassembled rifle and ammunition were found in the Pierces’ car, according to police.
The Ohio police report said the Secret Service was contacted and that the Pierces were detained so that they could be interviewed by agents. A spokesperson for the Secret Service could not be reached Wednesday afternoon and the current status of the case is unclear.
The Pierces gave police permission to search their vehicle, which they said was a rental from Colorado, the report said. According to the police report, the Pierces had a disassembled 0.22-caliber rifle in the trunk. It did not have a trigger, but was loaded with a hollow-point round in the chamber. Police also found 0.22- and 0.38-caliber ammunition and several bottles of Oxycodone, a painkiller prescribed to Catharine Pierce.
According to the report, a small container with suspected marijuana seeds was found in Robert Pierce’s pocket. Robert Pierce told officers that he is the illegitimate son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and, according to the police report, he had documents in the car that appeared to support that claim.”
As usual, this is a massive overreaction on the part of the secret service and the police. Who can be sure that this old man wasn’t misunderstood, he was obviously a far way from Washington DC. Whats worse, is to know that an average citizen in the diner thought that it would be appropriate to snitch on an old man.
It is also an interesting twist that the man has a relation to a former president, one that before leaving office warned the world about the growth of the military industrial complex.
Eisenhower has surely left behind an interesting legacy, with his granddaughter being a peace seeking whistleblower, who will even be appearing at this years Free Your Mind Conference in Philadelphia to discuss the inside information that she has gathered over the years.
As for Mr. Pierce, he has not been heard from since his encounter with the secret service.