Authorities didn’t have to guess who committed this act of defacing an object of public respect, because the suspect Facebook lived the whole incident.
Michael T. Reed II drove his car, a 2016 Dodge Dart, into the 6,000lbs. granite slab at about 5:00 a.m. local time, Wednesday at the Arkansas Capitol.
And apparently this wasn’t his first time doing something like this.
A Michael T. Reed from Van Buren, Ark., (same place this Reed is from) did the same thing to an Oklahoma monument of the 10 commandments.
The monument was up for only a day at the Arkansas Capitol before Michael ran his car into it shouting ‘Oh my goodness. Freedom!’
On his Facebook, Michael Reed is a self describe ‘born again Christian whos a pentacostal Jesus Freak’.
This is his profile picture:
Michael has another profile picture showing the burning of the American flag, with the caption: I support Our troops just not this country that is Mystery Bablon thay will fall in the time span of one hour. May our God Jesus Christ have mercy on his people
If you’re starting to think this man is insane it is very possible.
Before ramming his car into the monument, Reed gave a video statement for his actions.
What do you think?
Crazy? Kind of sounds like it.
Despite his political reasons for doing what he did Michael faces serious charges.
The 32yr-old was arrested outside the Capitol and booked at the Pulaski County Jail.
The preliminary charges he faces are defacing an object of public respect, a Class C felony; criminal mischief in the first degree, a Class C felony; and trespassing on the state Capitol grounds, a misdemeanor.