this day in crime history: december 25, 1974

And all the little squirrels, peered out from their nests, snuggled in the trees and wondered, “Who, is that Nut?”

Nobody Move!

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On this date in 1974, Marshall Fields crashed his Chevy Impala through the Northwest gate of the White House in Washington, DC. Fields, who was dressed in Arab clothing, claimed he was the Messiah. He displayed what appeared to be a bomb strapped to his body and threatened to detonate it. After a four hour standoff with police, Fields surrendered. After his surrender, police discovered that his bomb was really made up of common road flares. They also discovered he was not really the Messiah. I guess you just can’t believe a raving lunatic. Not even on Christmas.

Further reading:

Wikipedia – List of White House security breaches

Yonkers, NY Herald Statesman“Break-in sparks review”

History.com – A History of White House Attacks

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Direct Descendant of, Roman General, and Consul of Rome, BRITTIUS, of the Imperial Roman Army.
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