A former Memphis police officer arrested near the White House this Sunday morning had a whole arsenal of weapons stashed in his car. Furthermore, court documents show that the man is convinced the CIA have implanted a chip in his head.
Timothy J. Bates, 37 years old, of Collierville, Tennessee had nine firearms in his illegally parked car (a Bushmaster assault rifle, a Tec-9 pistol with a silencer, a Vulcan machine gun and an AK-47. In addition, police said Bates had brass knuckles, a black jack and three knives).
Members of the Secret Service patrolling the White House approached Mr Bates on Sunday as he was seen urinating in the street (at the corner of 17th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue).
When inquiring as to the why of his behavior, Mr Bates responded that he was trying to contact the NSA Director Mike Rogers or the Defense Secretary James Mattis because he needed “advice on missing paychecks and how to get the dog chip out of my head.”
Furthermore, the court documents of his arrest reveal that Bates claimed he had been offered $28.7 million by the Department of Homeland Security to participate in an “MK Ultra” program of the CIA.
In order to succeed in this, the CIA had, still according to Mr Bates’s declarations, planted a chip in his head that was causing him “severe headaches, shaking and convulsions.”
Research shows that Mr Bates was “medically retired” as a police officer in 2013 (after 13 years of service) and that he was twice “involuntarily committed for mental health reasons” in 2017.
The D.C. Superior Court charged him with a felony offense of illegally carrying a rifle. If convicted, the charge for illegally carrying a rifle can result in a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Court documents state that Bates after his arrest had been placed under observation for mental illness.