Flag-Draped, Armed Vandal Scorches Ind. War Memorial

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 10:44 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
An armed man wearing only an American flag drove his SUV up the steps of the Indiana War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis and started a fire on Tuesday afternoon.

The man, identified as Daniel Whitaker, 49, poured gasoline down the steps and set it afire.

Whitaker, who wielded a blue staff, donned “a metal helmet with a plume” and erected a cross at one point, reported WISHTV.com.

Arresting officers found a handgun on Whitaker. He reportedly told officers that he was with the “Texas army” and that he “wanted things to go back to the way they used to be . . . 50 years ago.”

Whitaker, who was taken to a psychiatric facility, faces felony charges.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Gallup: 37 Percent of Americans Afraid to Walk Alone at Night

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 19:17 PM

Almost 40 percent of Americans do not feel safe walking near their homes alone at night, a poll finds. A Gallup survey s . . .

Vermont State Senator Wants Jonathan Gruber's Pay Revoked

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 17:18 PM

Embattled Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber already has lost his job as an adviser to Vermont's state healthcare syste . . .

Sens Nelson, Rockefeller Call for Airbag Data from Takata

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 17:07 PM

Two senior US senators called on embattled Japanese auto parts maker Takata on Monday to furnish them with 14 years of e . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved