Texas Man Accused of Attempting to Bomb Confederate Statue

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A Texas man, Andrew Schneck,  25, was arrested Saturday night for attempting to plant a bomb in order to blow up a Confederate statue in Hermann Park in Houston. The statue of Confederate General Dick Dowling has stood in the park  for 112, years.

At around 11 p.m. a park ranger saw Schneck kneeling in the bushes in front of the statue. When she asked him if he was trying to harm the statue, he said “yes, I don’t like the guy.” [He studied chemistry in college, but he’s no rocket scientist].

The incident led to a two day investigation that resulted in the evacuation of an entire neighborhood. Schneck lives with his parents in a Tony Rice University neighborhood.

Authorities found a cache of “high powered explosives” at the home. He was in possession of timer, wires, duct tape and two types of explosive including nitroglycerin. Police served a search warrant on the home and found the bomb-making items in a cache.

If convicted of trying to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, he faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Maybe this time the charges will stick.

In 2013, Schneck was charged with possession of Picric Acid, which is used in military grade explosives. But though he was sentenced for his crime, he was released two years early because he had been a “model prisoner” and his attorneys said he wouldn’t do it again. Police had served a search warrant on the house back then and found the bomb-making items.

[Picric Acid  must be stored in a wet environment to prevent it from forming crystalline structures that are unstable.]


Police used controlled explosions to rid the neighborhood of the threat from the explosives. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how “tolerance” is displayed by the left: with bombs.

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