Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 3:37:24 pm
At first I thought this was from one of those fake news sites, but no -- it appears to be legitimate; John Boehner's long-time bartender at a West Chester country club planned to poison him.
Michael Robert HoytMichael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to murder the congressman in a plot authorities said included poisoning his drink at a country club.
Hoyt served drinks to Boehner for more than five years at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester and was known as "Bartender Mike" to employees there.
Hoyt called police on Oct. 29, a week after being fired from the club, and blamed Boehner for his woes, police said. When officers visited Hoyt at his home on Matson Ave. in Deer Park, they said the plot thickened.
"Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola," United States Capitol Police (USCP) Special Agent Christopher M. Desrosiers said. "Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off."