Self-identified ‘sovereign citizen’ and militia movement member Brandon Gibbs decided to take a stab at a possible Darwin Award, thus removing himself from the gene pool.
Brandon Gibbs attempted nomination was accomplished in three easy steps:
- Gibbs made threatening phone calls to City Hall stating that: “…if you come back on my property. I’m going to put a bullet in a tire or in somebody’s head.” The city had turned off his water due to nonpayment of his service bill.
- When police arrive at his apartment to serve an arrest warrant, Gibbs answers the door wearing full body armor, a face shield, camouflage clothes, a knife strapped across his chest, and holding a can of pepper spray.
- Officers then instructed Gibbs to drop the pepper spray, Gibbs refused and began walking toward one of the officers.
The law enforcement officers were able to quickly subdue Gibbs with a minimal amount of force. Gibbs was promptly arrested and hit with multiple charges.
From the ADL.org blog:
According to statements Gibbs made to police officers and to activity on his Facebook account, his actions towards law enforcement and public officials appear to be influenced by anti-government extremist beliefs. After police officers charged Gibbs with resisting arrest in May 2013, he allegedly told officers that he trained every weekend in Maurepas, Louisiana, with a 500-person militia on shooting and military techniques. In one of his Facebook posts, Gibbs claimed that he studied abroad “in @ home” to learn “emprovised [sic] weapons specializm [sic] and “hand to hand combat” in order “to defend myself and my land against any treat [sic]” and to “make your entinctions [sic] absolutly [sic] clear shoot to kill.” The likes on his Facebook page include eight different militias and he is part of the “Three Percenters for Constitutional Troops and Law Enforcement” Facebook group, which harbors anti-government extremist beliefs.
Gibbs also told officers he was hoping to go to Pakistan so he could fight and maybe die for something “that was ‘just and true’ ” but noted he could not serve in the military because he had been deemed psychologically unfit, the report says.
In May 2013, Gibbs was arrested on counts of resisting an officer and aggravated assault after he allegedly pulled a knife on two people in front of his home and threatened to “blow” them away with an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle if they ever returned. Prior to the arrest, Gibbs sent police an email warning them that “no trespassing would be tolerated” and “to stay away”.
Brandon Gibbs’ “Facebook Likes“ are about what you would expect at this point. Extremist far-right wing conservative groups, 2nd Amendment, Oath Keepers, Militia organizations, Three Percenters, Tea Party, military gear, survivalist groups, miscellaneous “patriot” groups, etc. Gibbs also has (bewilderingly) used an Anonymous themed pic for his Facebook cover background.
A few days later Mr. Gibbs took up his keyboard to publicly set the record straight. Brandon Gibbs’ use of the English language is as soothing to the eyes, as getting sand crammed under your eyelids.
Brandon Gibbs’ most recent arrest could easily have ended with his death. Hopefully the Gonzales Police Department has confiscated all of Gibbs’ guns, weapons, and body armor after this encounter with this ‘psychologically unfit’ sovereign citizen.