Here’s another one of those “sovereign citizens” who think the government is evil and has no authority over them at all. Mark Kulis was arrested in Ohio and his house was full of bomb-making material and actual IEDs, some of which had to be exploded on site.
Then, after investigators found flash powder and at least five assembled improvised explosive devices while serving a search warrant at the suspect’s home, nearby homes were ordered evacuated. One of the homemade bombs, rigged to a motion sensor, was found in an oven in the kitchen, WBNS-TV in Columbus reported.
It wasn’t clear what purpose the bombs were meant to serve.
One of the improvised explosive devices, deemed too unstable to move, was neutralized in the home with a small controlled explosion carried out by bomb squad technicians, authorities said.
Neighbors told Hatewatch that Kulis has spouted antigovernment rhetoric for a decade or more. Windows in his home, along with a front screen door and a tree in his front yard, were plastered with hard-to-decipher signs and references to sovereign citizens, most of whom believe they are immune to many tax and criminal laws. Inside walls and ceilings also were covered with antigovernment scribblings, including references to various politicians like President Obama and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
Other neighbors said they viewed Kulis as a harmless loner, perhaps a victim of mental illness — but all expressed surprise when told of the bombs fond in his home…
“From the beginning, we took extreme caution during this incident knowing the suspect was a sovereign citizen,” the sheriff told Hatewatch. “The potential for the loss of life is great when weapons and explosives are involved.”
“The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office takes situations involving explosives very seriously,” Scott added. The sheriff credited his department bomb squad with handling the situation “quickly and professionally.”
These people are scary as hell.