Kurt William Havelock, 36, was sentenced this week to a year and a day for his plot to massacre people at the Super Bowl football game in Glendale, Arizona. He was bringing a semiautomatic rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition to a parking lot near University of Phoenix Stadium and sent letters to media promising to be “swift and bloody.” He was upset with this inability to open a bar named “Drunkenstein’s.”
Havelock did not carry out his plan and turned himself in — the reason for the light sentence. He was found guilty in June of six counts of mailing threatening communications.
A former restaurant owner, he told the FBI he was angry over the Tempe City Council’s rejection of his liquor application,to open place called “Drunkenstein’s.” In response, he mailed an eight-page manifesto to various media outlets threatening an “econopolitical confrontation.” Of course, most people opt for the re-consideration petition, but Havelock thought the most logical response was to gun strangers down while they watched football.
Ok, I can live with a place named Drunkenstein, but I cannot live with the use of “econopolitical” in this context. He deserves some serious counseling . . . and probably should not be given that liquor license.
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