Another day, another “sovereign citizen” hatching a bizarre plot to kill police officers to spark a civil war. This time it’s in Texas, where one of these extremists set a dumpster on fire and called himself in as a missing person so he could open fire on police officers and firefighters called to the scene.
Police arrested a self-described “sovereign citizen” accused of shooting at police and firefighters after setting fire to a trash bin in Dallas.
Emergency crews responded to the dumpster fire about 3 p.m. Monday, when the man opened fire on officers…No one was wounded by the gunfire, which struck a fire engine in the area.
Police said the man, whose name has not been released, called 911 to say he was part of the anti-government sovereign citizen movement.
Investigators said the man apparently set the Dumpster fire and called in the missing persons report as part of a planned ambush on officers.
The man, who was armed with an AK-47 and wearing a towel or bandana around his head, set off a smoke bomb and shot off propane tanks during a brief SWAT standoff.
Thankfully, no one was hurt.