On Saturday, Wisconsin police widened their hunt for a man who mailed an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump then robbed a gun store.
Armed and dangerous:
According to police, 32 year old Joseph Jakubowski broke into the Armageddon Gun Shop in Janesville, south of Madison, and stole 16 high-caliber rifles and handguns, he’s been on the run since. Authorities believe he is armed and dangerous, and traveling with a bulletproof vest and helmet.
On Friday, Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden held a news conference where he said that recently Jakubowski had been highly agitated by national politics, he told his friends that he plans to steal guns and conduct an “unspecified attack.”
According to Janesville Police Chief David Moore, over the years, his department has also had multiple run-ins with Jakubowski.
Moore told reporters: “There was one specific case where he attempted to disarm a police officer. Were it not for the very secure holster of this police officer, he would have certainly disarmed that police officer. And for that crime, (he) was sent to prison.”
A video of Jakubowski that he had posted on Facebook was released by police. It shows a man mailing a large envelope addressed to Trump and the White House. According to authorities, the envelope contained a manifesto of 160 pages featuring anti-government rants and “personal angst against anything other than natural law or rule.”
Spoden said: “This manifesto has been evaluated by experts within the FBI behavioral analysis unit to better understand his mindset and locate leads or evidence. All technological resources are currently being exploited and used in this endeavor after this individual.”
Police responded to a report of a car fire on Tuesday night. They discovered that the burned car belonged to Jabukowski, it was found near the gun shop that was robbed.
According to authorities, Jakubowski is 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.
More than 200 leads were investigated by police since Tuesday. The FBI has announced a $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to Jabukowsi’s arrest.
If Jabukowsi hasn’t been caught by the end of the weekend, local communities were advised to consider closing schools on Monday.