KKK Bomber Tripped Up By Love

KKK Bomber Tripped Up By Love January 19, 2012

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.

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  • KG

    Hoist by his own petard, one might say.

  • bbgunn

    Sounds like the bloodflow to his brain was compromised.

  • brucecoppola

    Damn. Another dating strategy I can’t use now.

  • Phillip IV

    And still a better love story than “Twilight”.

  • interrobang

    Welp, I can’t say I’m surprised, because if he wasn’t dumber than dirt, he wouldn’t have been in the KKK to begin with.

  • Abby Normal

    Winner: Phillip IV

  • jesse

    So here’s my question: is this guy going to be charged with anything like terrorism? Or can he use the white skin defense? (“I’m a white guy, I went after brown people, therefore I can’t ever be a terrorist.”)

    I don’t like the current crop of laws about terrorism. But i will bet they won’t get applied to our KKK pal here. Nor will they ever. ‘

  • addiepray

    Since when is it illegal to mail your twin brother to a government building?

  • John Hinkle

    This romantic schemer is going on trial on charges of mailing a bomb to a government office, along with his twin brother.

    He mailed his twin brother? To a government office? How low can you go?

  • John Hinkle

    Dammit!

  • Who Knows?

    Since when is it illegal to mail your twin brother to a government building?

    Had he not included the bomb in the package, sending only his twin, no problem.

  • Artor

    I’m imagining the twin brother popping out of the package & yelling “Surprise, surprise!” in a Gomer Pyle drawl, before pushing the button on his bomber vest.

  • Aquaria

    You gotta hand it to this federal agent: To draw his interest at all would have turned my stomach.

    Can you imagine how this cousin-humper scumbag put his moves on her? I bet it involved a six-pack, a pick-up truck and Skinnymax.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    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.

    I trust the brother remains undetonated.

  • Forget Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, waterboarding, and all the fake-macho poseurs who advocate them — this is more like how we catch terrorists in the real world.

    And yes, Philip IV wins the thread. “Excruciatingly silly” is a phrase I never thought I’d use, until I saw “Twilight.” Trust a Mormon to write a vampire story with virtually no blood. Sparkly, bloodless, bland lily-white, and offensively inoffensive — the vampires match the Mormonic view of reality. (And yes, the Native Americans are portrayed as a savage pack of wolves — but it’s okay, because they’re a NOBLE savage pack of wolves.)

  • Who Knows?

    What is Skinnymax?

  • vmanis1

    I’m not sure about U.S. postal law, but in Canada, it’s illegal to mail a package containing a noxious substance. That might resolve the twin brother issue.

  • Mr Ed

    Maybe I’m old fashion or maybe I just like to take it slow but I’ll stick to the dating rules I learned in high school. Never admit to a felony until the third date.

  • I’d also like to see “terrorism” used for cases like this.

    I’m having a flashback to some idiots whining about “liberal” history books that didn’t define terrorism as a specifically Muslim thing. I’ve seen too many people shy away from calling a spade a spade when a white Christian commits crimes to effect political change by way of spreading fear and panic through the populace.

  • freemage

    Raging Bee: Check out Sparkledammerung, if you haven’t already. It is a remarkably effective cure for Twilightosis.

    Whoknows: It’s a nickname given to Cinemax (I’ve also seen Sinemax and Skinemax). The cable station pretty much built itself on a willingness to show soft-core porn (defined mainly as “shows no peen”) during the late evening and wee morning hours.

  • juicyheart

    Does this make him an American rag head terrorist?

  • Midnight Rambler

    The best part – all it took to get his interest was for her to move in nearby and put a Confederate flag in the window. Within a couple of days he was over chatting her up.

  • Aquaria

    What is Skinnymax?

    The cable move channel, Cinemax.

    It earned the nickname Skinnymax for showing softcore porn late at night. And sometimes not so late at night.

  • dingojack

    “In a small trailer park in Catoosa, Okla[homa]… ”

    Did he use “doin’ what come naturally” or “duelling banjos” as mood music?

    🙂 Dingo