Miami, Florida – April 1, 2013
Last April the 64 year-old rock musician Ted Nugent said that if President Barack Obama was re-elected:
“…I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” Ted Nugent
It was the latter and he still had two weeks to spare. On April 15, 2012, Nugent made the comment at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in St. Louis, Missouri. He was there to support Mitt Romney for President.
Nugent was arrested in Miami, Florida for attempting to assassinate the President; however, it may be hard for the prosecution to make a case against him since he was almost a 1000 miles away from the Commander-in-Chief. The President was scheduled to speak on the campus of the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; however, Nugent went to the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.
Nugent apparently became enraged when he could not find President Obama and began waving a gun over his head yelling:
“WHERE IS HE! WHERE IS HE! I’LL KILL HIM! I’ll KILL HIM!”
Within minutes several campus police officers arrived and ordered Nugent to drop his weapon. Nugent apparently calmed down and began to tuck the gun under his belt at which point it discharged, wounding himself in the leg. He then yelled:
“You SHOT Me! You SHOT Me!”
The campus police then moved in, took Nugent’s gun and arrested him. It was several hours later that Nugent learned the police had not fired and that he shot himself. He is expected to make a full recovery, but doctors say that he may walk with a limp. When asked if the wound would affect his ability to play and sing, the hospital representative said:
“They’re doctors, not miracle workers.”
A spokesperson for the Secret Service was asked if they would be involved with the case and she said:
“The Secret Service focuses on credible threats, but somebody will probably have to go down to Miami anyway.”
Nugent will be arraigned in Miami on Monday.