Crazy scary news out of Washington, D.C. this morning. A cop who worked as a motorcycle escort for White House officials and other dignitaries is currently under investigation for allegedly being overheard making threatening comments toward Michelle Obama, say police officials.
The officer was allegedly discussing other threats to the Obamas with members of his unit and said he would shoot the First Lady ... Then whipped out his cellphone to show other officers a picture of the gun he'd shoot her with! Completely insane! And it gets even more mind-boggling ...
While officials look into the situation, the cop has been relegated from his position as motorcycle escort to ... administrative desk duty! In other words, he's still actively employed in a government position. Uh, whaaat?!
Granted, I guess there could be a slim off chance that whoever reported the remarks misheard them ... but still. These are seriously bold accusations which call for bold measures. Seems to me that until the investigation is complete, the guy should have been put on complete and total leave, so that he has absolutely NO access to government business or personnel.
No matter how you feel about Michelle Obama, threats like this made on any head of state or their spouse are nothing short of horrifying.
The good news is that officials say that despite the scary nature of these alleged threats, there is no indication there was a legitimate danger to Mrs. Obama. Let's hope they're doing their best to keep it that way.
Does this freak you out? Does it sound like officials are handling the situation appropriately?
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