You know how it is. You meet a woman, you want to impress her, so you go over to her trailer and tell her stories about your life, all the great things you’d accomplished. You show her your old KKK robe and tell her about all the places you’ve bombed. Wait, what? Yep, that’s what this guy did.
In a small trailer park in Catoosa, Okla., in 2005, an aging white supremacist made a startling claim to a woman he had met only earlier that day.
He told her he was a serial bomber.
According to federal court records, Dennis Mahon, was thumbing through an album of old pictures for the woman, showing off his Ku Klux Klan robe and other artifacts of his life when he began to tick off a list of places he claimed to have bombed since the early 1980s.There was an abortion clinic, a Jewish community center and offices of the IRS and immigration authorities. He told the woman he liked to use a mixture of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil. He said he added powdered sugar to the mix for an extra bang. He would set off the bombs at 2 a.m., he said, so that no one was hurt but a message was still sent.
What Mahon didn’t know was that the woman he was bragging to was an informant working for federal law enforcement. And the trailer she was staying in was rigged with hidden cameras and microphones to catch every word.
This romantic schemer is going on trial on charges of mailing a bomb to a government office, along with his twin brother. That bomb detonated in the hands of a local official in Scottsdale, Arizona.