Which one of you crazy mofos shot at the Whitehouse ah?? Come on, spill it :Puzzled: :D
10th September 2007
........................what? Post an actual thread please, or a link.
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.
Im going to assume he means this.
Sorry yeah, thats it, thanks AA.
Thought you U.S. boys would be all over this :/
"Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, who is accused of firing shots at the White House, was arrested Wednesday in a Pennsylvania motel."
What a tool.
I remember hearing about this a while back when the shooting itself was reported. I didn't post it though until they got reveal more details, but now they got a suspect in their hands. The New York Times has a good overview of the events of the shooting too:
After Bullet Hits White House, a Manhunt and Arrest By CHARLIE SAVAGE, BRIAN KNOWLTON and MARK LANDLER WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement authorities on Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man suspected of shooting with a semiautomatic rifle at the White House on Friday night, as the Secret Service reported finding that at least one bullet had indeed struck the presidential residence.
The Secret Service said that the suspect, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, was arrested at a hotel near Indiana, Pa., at about 12:35 p.m. by the Pennsylvania State Police, acting on information from Secret Service agents in Pittsburgh.
“Ortega-Hernandez is currently in the custody of the Pennsylvania State Police,” the statement said.
The man, previously referred to in a warrant as Oscar Ramiro Ortega, has a background of legal problems and is said to have a history of aberrant behavior. During an encounter earlier in the day on Friday with the police in nearby Arlington County, Va., he said he was from Idaho Falls. The police there said he had been reported missing last month by his family.
Gunfire had been heard in the vicinity of the White House and the National Mall shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday night, and the Secret Service said its officers had witnessed a car speeding away, westbound, on Constitution Avenue. A few minutes later, the car was found about seven blocks away, abandoned, with an assault-style semiautomatic rifle inside.
Investigators have been examining evidence found in the car and talking with relatives of Mr. Ortega, and the United States Park Police had obtained an arrest warrant charging him with a felony count of carrying a deadly weapon.
The agency had also released photographs showing that Mr. Ortega had distinctive tattoos, including the word “Israel” on the left side of his neck. He is also said to have three dots tattooed on his right hand, the name “Ortega” on his back, rosary beads and hands clasped in prayer on his right chest and folded hands on his left chest.
The photographs had been taken earlier on Friday by the police in Arlington County, who stopped Mr. Ortega after someone reported a man outside was circling the area in a suspicious manner. Lieutenant Joe Kantor, a county police spokesman said that Mr. Ortega was on foot and unarmed at the time and “there was no crime,” so there had been no reason to arrest him.
Late on Friday, the police had searched the Occupy DC protest camp, on McPherson Square just blocks from the White House, after reports that the suspect might have spent time there. Protesters there said on Wednesday that the police had been through their encampment several times since then, showing around a photograph of Mr. Ortega.
Sgt. David Schlosser of the Park Police, said that any motive would not be clear “until we can talk to this guy.”
He also said Mr. Ortega had criminal records in Idaho, Texas and Utah, including for drugs, underage drinking, domestic violence, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer. Public records indicated much the same thing.
The Secret Service did not have records of Mr. Ortega as someone identified having made any threats to the president, an agency official said.
President Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama, were away on Friday; Mr. Obama was in San Diego on his way to an Asia-Pacific economic forum in Hawaii, and is now in Australia.
It was not certain that someone had deliberately fired at the White House for several days, until the bullets were found. The Secret Service said that one bullet had been stopped by the reinforced windows installed inside the historic exterior glass used at the White House.
One additional round was found outside, and officials were continuing to search the south lawn grounds for any other rounds. The area around the White House was generally more crowded than usual with police cars on Wednesday.
The shooting came from roughly 700 or 800 yards south of the White House, just outside the outer security perimeter of the White House complex. While an AK-47 like the rifle found near the scene can send a bullet about that far, the range at which it is considered effective is far less.
The security perimeter extends to the south edge of the Ellipse, a grassy area where the national Christmas tree is displayed each year. It is across Constitution Avenue from the more distant Washington Monument.
The street area, usually open to the public, is nonetheless one of the most guarded parts of the city — or of the country, for that matter — with United States Park Police patrolling the National Mall and District of Columbia police on the streets. In addition, the Secret Service, with a uniformed force of 1,400 officers, has agents on guard at fixed positions on the White House grounds, as well as patrolling nearby in cars and on bicycles. Streets are routinely shut down for motorcades to pass. The Secret Service said its security worked effectively on Friday evening, though it planned to “scrutinize how can make it better,” an official said.
The Secret Service said it was tipped off to the suspect’s whereabouts from a person at the hotel in Indiana who recognized a photograph of him and called the Pittsburgh field office. The field office then alerted the Pennsylvania State Police, which dispatched troopers to the hotel.
Investigators established his route by talking to people who knew him, an official at the Secret Service said, and circulated photos of him to several hotels in the area. The investigation involved all of the Secret Service’s 122 field offices in the United States, the official said.
The last known episode in which bullets struck the White House occurred in 1994, when one round fired from the area of the Ellipse penetrated a first-floor window and landed in the State Dining Room, and another was found in a Christmas tree near the South Portico. President Clinton and his wife and daughter were sleeping upstairs at the time. No one was hurt.
Emma G. Fitzsimmons in New York and Emmarie Huetteman in Washington contributed reporting.
It looks like he even passed through Texas at some point :D