A Mississippi man who apparently has a serious Confederate flag fetish tried to bomb a Walmart after threatening the company, along with several others, for not being sufficiently supportive of that flag. Thankfully, the guy doesn’t know much about bombmaking so it didn’t cause a lot of damage or kill anyone.
A Tupelo man is facing life behind bars after allegedly setting off an explosive at Walmart early Sunday morning.
Marshall W. Leonard, 61, of Tupelo, was arrested and will be charged placing an explosive device. Mississippi Code 97-37-25 carries up to life in prison if convicted.
Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said a vehicle pulled up to the night entrance of the North Gloster Walmart around 1:30 a.m.“A white male got out, lit the package and threw it in the vestibule,” said Aguirre. “There was an employee on break, and the suspect told him, ‘You better run.’
“The employee did run and was away from harm when the package went off. It wasn’t a large explosion. It didn’t cause a lot of damage to the store.”…
Leonard was a strong supporter of the Mississippi flag and railed against anyone who wanted it pulled because it contained the Confederate battle flag. In the past, he spoke out against Walmart when the retail giant decided to stop selling items in its stores that contained the Confederate battle flag.
Last Wednesday, Leonard posted threats on the Daily Journal Facebook page.
“Journal corporate, you are on final warning,” he wrote Oct. 28. “You are part of the problem. As a result of this, y’all are going down, along with Walmart, WTVA, Reeds department store, and all the rest of the anti-American crooks. I’m not kidding. No messing around anymore!”
But hey, conservatives tell us that any focus on right-wing domestic terrorism is an outrageous attempt to censor them, so why worry?