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Alligator Found in "Doomsday Prepper's" House
NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Jun 21, 2013 | Scott Gordon

Posted on 06/23/2013 4:12:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Man arrested Wednesday after traffic stop

A man arrested Wednesday with bomb-making materials in his car had drugs and an alligator in his home, a federal agent testified Friday.

Clayton Earthman, 43, was arrested after police said he ran a stop sign near Fair Park.

An officer said Earthman had a gun in his car. A search later revealed he had bomb-making material and notes on how to make bombs, police said.

Earthman claimed to be a “Doomsday Prepper.” A cable TV show by the same name profiles people preparing for the end of the world.

On Thursday, agents with the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched his house near Pleasant Grove.

They found 15 marijuana plants, bomb-making material, and an alligator, according to a Dallas police report.

Neighbors say they saw agents carry two alligators from the home on Woodard Avenue.

"That's scary,” said neighbor Susan Collins. “We didn't know he had all that."

At his court appearance, a judge ordered Earthman held without bond because he was a danger to the community.


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1 posted on 06/23/2013 4:12:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

We must immediately ban assault Alligators!


2 posted on 06/23/2013 4:14:13 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

A police officer might thing twice about shooting a guard gator.


3 posted on 06/23/2013 4:15:00 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Kartographer

Here’s something SELCO and FERFAL never thought of... taking the long view on fashionable footwear.


4 posted on 06/23/2013 4:15:10 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

Certainly a one up on his neighbors with the Rottweiler.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 4:15:48 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: nickcarraway

A Prepper garbage disposal, I like it!


6 posted on 06/23/2013 4:16:29 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Isn’t that what the Flintstones used?


7 posted on 06/23/2013 4:16:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Choot ‘em.


8 posted on 06/23/2013 4:17:01 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: nickcarraway
“Doomsday RapperPrepper.”
9 posted on 06/23/2013 4:17:31 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: nickcarraway

I run a stop sign and all of a sudden I’m a terrorist and they take my alligator barbecue away? Holy F..., we are in WAYYYYYYY over over our ‘nads.


10 posted on 06/23/2013 4:18:14 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: nickcarraway
Needed a suitcase to carry his stuff in???

It was just another work in progress.

11 posted on 06/23/2013 4:18:16 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: nickcarraway

12 posted on 06/23/2013 4:20:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: nickcarraway
An officer said Earthman had a gun in his car.

Unless he's a felon, that's as legal as church on Sunday in Texas.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/23/2013 4:21:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

Doomsday choomer, sounds like...


14 posted on 06/23/2013 4:21:50 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Dusty Road
He'd have nice shoes, boots, purses, belts and other fashion accessories. Plus, alligator stew.

Blonde seeks alligator shoes
Crocodile dare (WARNING - DIRTY JOKE)

15 posted on 06/23/2013 4:23:20 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: nickcarraway

Give em Hell, Gators!


16 posted on 06/23/2013 4:26:48 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Rock N Jones

17 posted on 06/23/2013 4:27:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

What’s his FR screen name?


18 posted on 06/23/2013 4:28:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

It worked on Miami Vice, and if the world came to an end, I'd want durable boots.

19 posted on 06/23/2013 4:37:34 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

But it was BS......UF never had a real gator as a mascot, as Sonny mentioned.


20 posted on 06/23/2013 4:38:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Doomsday in the swamp!


21 posted on 06/23/2013 4:39:00 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: nickcarraway
They found 15 marijuana plants, bomb-making material, and an alligator, according to a Dallas police report.

What could go wrong?............Sorry, somebody had to say it.

22 posted on 06/23/2013 4:39:46 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: nickcarraway

“We fired our cannon til the barrel melted down. We caught an alligator and we fought another round. We filled his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind. And when we set the powder off the gator lost his mind.”


23 posted on 06/23/2013 4:42:48 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Is that what “up to your azz in alligators” means? :-)


24 posted on 06/23/2013 4:44:46 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mastador1
A police officer might thing twice about shooting a guard gator.

Yep. Never shoot anything when you're not sure if your bullet will only piss it off.

25 posted on 06/23/2013 4:46:44 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: nickcarraway

ummm if you have drano or PVC pipe then you have “bomb making materials”.


26 posted on 06/23/2013 4:48:20 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dfwgator
We're they cute gators?


27 posted on 06/23/2013 4:49:53 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, at least he’s an Earthman, and not a Martian.


28 posted on 06/23/2013 4:53:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway

“Pleasant Grove”

For those not from around here, ‘the Grove’ is a rather rough part of the hood. I wouldn’t go there without a gun and a gator. And I’ve wandered around on the streets of west Dallas alone and unarmed on a Saturday afternoon.


29 posted on 06/23/2013 4:54:28 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Kartographer; blam; ChocChipCookie; Marcella; Bride Of Old Sarge; yorkiemom; VermiciousKnid; ...

All to reinforce the public perception of preppers as whackjobs.


30 posted on 06/23/2013 4:55:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: driftdiver
if you have drano or PVC pipe then you have “bomb making materials”

A bag of fertilizer and a can of gas for the mower, or a bottle of bleach and a bottle of ammonia are enough for a one way ticket to the camps these days.

31 posted on 06/23/2013 4:56:45 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Old Sarge

What the heck was he doing with marijuana plants?


32 posted on 06/23/2013 4:58:54 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Old Sarge

Did you read anything that could be construe as evidence that this guy was a serious prepper?

He’s as much a prepper as Mitch McConnell is a conservative.


33 posted on 06/23/2013 5:03:02 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

“It’s not the facts of the case, it’s the seriousness of the charge...”

Facts mean nothing, Kart. The stupids have been told what to think, and nothing you or I can say or do will change it.


34 posted on 06/23/2013 5:17:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Mastador1

We grabbed and alligator and powder his behind, and when we fired it off, he really lost his mind.


35 posted on 06/23/2013 5:21:21 PM PDT by healy61
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Unless he’s a felon, that’s as legal as church on Sunday in Texas.”

That is what I was going to write. It says he had bomb making material in his car. I wonder if that is true - what could he have that they would “say” it was bomb making material - fire crackers? I’d want to know what that was before I would believe it.

I’m not a doomsday prepper. I have preps in case power goes off due to a hurricane (or anything else).


36 posted on 06/23/2013 5:21:49 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: driftdiver

We are they cute gators?


37 posted on 06/23/2013 5:25:20 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: rabidralph

GrammEr Nazi’s must DIE!!!


38 posted on 06/23/2013 5:31:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway
Neighbors say they saw agents carry two alligators from the home on Woodard Avenue.

At least they weren't Crocs.


39 posted on 06/23/2013 5:33:57 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: healy61

You know I love Johnny Horton, mostly, but one song is just horrible. If you can find it and can put up with it, listen to his “I Hate Niggers”. It’s in quotes because that is the actual title.


40 posted on 06/23/2013 5:38:20 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: PAR35

“if you have drano or PVC pipe then you have “bomb making materials”

“A bag of fertilizer and a can of gas for the mower, or a bottle of bleach and a bottle of ammonia are enough for a one way ticket to the camps these days.”

Don’t forget a pressure cooker.


41 posted on 06/23/2013 5:39:33 PM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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To: The Cajun

What could go wrong?............

“Hold muh bomb while I light muh bong”


42 posted on 06/23/2013 5:46:55 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Mastador1

Not true. The song in question was recorded by Johnny Rebel, NOT Johnny Horton. This has been wrongly attributed to Johnny Horton in numerous publications and on the internet, but it isn’t true. Here is a good article on this confusion: http://www.spasticmonkeys.com/lileks-blew-it/


43 posted on 06/23/2013 5:49:24 PM PDT by shempy (eat a bowl of f***)
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To: shempy

Well that’s good to know though it is still being attributed to him on sites like Last.fm. You would think if he had family they would still try to defend his name.


44 posted on 06/23/2013 5:57:34 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

when SHTF he’ll have nice boots and no one else will


45 posted on 06/23/2013 5:59:19 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: driftdiver

LOL! Grammar.


46 posted on 06/23/2013 6:00:56 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: rabidralph

Dye!!!


47 posted on 06/23/2013 6:04:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

LOL! God bless you, Mr. Driftdiver!


48 posted on 06/23/2013 6:13:52 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: nickcarraway
"A man...with bomb-making materials in his car had drugs and an alligator in his home,...ran a stop sign...a “Doomsday Prepper”...preparing for the end of the world...15 marijuana plants"

Yeah, baby! LOL!


49 posted on 06/23/2013 6:39:03 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: nickcarraway; Kartographer

What’s a prepper?


50 posted on 06/23/2013 8:05:22 PM PDT by blam
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