Whack Job Benjamin Smith Arrested for Threatening to Kill George W. Bush … “I have to slay a dragon and Barbara Bush is mine”

44 year old Benjamin Smith was arrested Friday after threatening to kill former President George W. Bush. Smith was arrested in Manhattan, NY sitting in his car with a loaded .38-caliber rifle, two boxes of ammunition, a container of gasoline and a machete. According to the complaint, Benjamin Smith, a resident of upstate New York, threatened to “kill, kidnap and inflict bodily harm” on Bush. Smith professed a love interest in Barbara Bush, one of the Bush 43′s twin daughters, according to the complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

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A New York man sitting in a car armed with a rifle, a container of gasoline and a machete was arrested Friday after allegedly threatening to kill former President George W. Bush, according to a federal court complaint.

Benjamin Smith, 44, threatened to “kill, kidnap and inflict bodily harm” on Mr. Bush, and he professed a love interest in one of the former president’s twin daughters, Barbara, the complaint said, CNN reported.

“Bush will get his,” Smith allegedly screamed as he was taken into custody. When asked about his marital status, Smith said, “I’m divorced and not currently seeing anyone, but I am working on a relationship with Barbara Bush,” according to the complaint.

Secret Service agents found Smith on Friday morning sitting in his car in Manhattan with a loaded .38-caliber rifle, two boxes of ammunition, a container of gasoline and a machete, CNN said.

From ABC News:

 ”I’m going to work for George W. Bush and the pentagon,” Smith allegedly wrote. “I have to slay a dragon and Barbara Bush is mine.”

Smith’s mother also told police that a rifle was missing from the house.

Secret Service agents were able to track Smith’s cell phone to a Midtown street in Manhattan on Friday, where he was taken into custody around 6 a.m.

During questioning Smith appeared to be fixated on the daughter of George W. Bush, according to the complaint.

When he was asked about his marital status, he responded, “I am divorced and not currently seeing anyone but I am working on a relationship with Barbara Bush.”

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX with Pneumonia (Update: Realeased from Hospital)

88 year old, former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized at Methodist Hospital in Houston’s Texas Medical Center for a respiratory condition and early signs of pneumonia. The office of former President George H.W. Bush said in a written statement: “She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care. Updates will be issued when warranted.”

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Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized today for early signs of pneumonia, but the family said she was “in great spirits.”

“Former first lady Barbara Bush was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston’s Texas Medical Center yesterday for treatment on a respiratory related issue,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said. “She has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care.”

Bush, 88, whose husband George H.W. Bush was president from 1989 to 1993, used her prominence as first lady to champion numerous civic and charitable causes, primarily as an advocate for global literacy.

We wish her a speedy recovery!

UPDATE I: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Released from Hospital.

“I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist enough for making sure I got the best treatment and got back to George and our dogs as quickly as possible,” the former first lady said in a statement Saturday.

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