Super Bowl massacre averted at last minute

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http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/108361

A distraught Tempe man was within sight of the Super Bowl on Sunday with an assault rifle, but a change of heart kept him from unloading 200 rounds of ammunition on the crowd, court records show.

Drunkenstein's bar name scares off Tempe

Kurt William Havelock, 35, turned himself in Sunday to Tempe police and the FBI at the urging of family and confessed his plan, which he hatched in retaliation for the Tempe City Council rejecting a liquor license application for a restaurant and bar he owns.

According to court records, Havelock is charged with mailing threatening communications in the mailing of eight copies of a “manifesto” explaining the planned massacre.

“I will test the theory that bullets speak louder than words ... I will slay your children. I will shed the blood of the innocent,” Havelock wrote. “No one destroys my dream. No one.”
Magistrate Judge Edward V. Ross said in a hearing in U.S. District Court on Tuesday: “I haven’t read more chilling words, and I’ve been doing this a long time.” Ross found Havelock was a danger to the public and ordered him held without bail.

Havelock on Sunday mailed copies of the manifesto intended for friends and media from a post office at 59th and Peoria avenues in Glendale, but authorities were able to intercept them.

In the letters he says his family has been attacked and the futures of his children have been destroyed.

In October, Havelock was before the Tempe City Council to get approval for a liquor license application for a restaurant called The Haunted Castle, a Halloween-theme bar where horror-theme bands and actors could gather to promote themselves, according to city records.

Liquor licenses are typically rubber-stamped by city councils, whose votes are only advisory.

The State Liquor Board makes the final decision.

Council members, however, got word from a blog written by Havelock that the business would be called Drunkenstein’s and questioned him about it.

Havelock said there would be a sign with that name but would be only one corner of the business at 6463 S. Rural Road.

The council voted 6-1 to deny the application, which is still pending before the liquor board.

“Alas, this all boils down to an econopolitical confrontation. I cannot outvote, outspend, outtax, or outincarcerate my enemies,” Havelock wrote in the manifesto. “But for a brief moment I can outgun them.”

According to court testimony by FBI Special Agent Philip Thorlin and Havelock’s father, Frank Havelock, he bought an AR-15 assault rifle on Jan. 29 from Scottsdale Gun Club.

Thorlin described the rifle as the U.S. military’s weapon of choice.

Havelock began Sunday by going back to the gun club for target practice, but there was a private function and he couldn’t get in. Besides the rifle, Havelock was carrying at the time six 30-round magazines and 20 loose rounds.

Thorlin said Havelock’s original destination was Desert Ridge Marketplace in northeast Phoenix. It’s unclear according to court documents why Havelock changed his mind about Desert Ridge and headed for Glendale instead.

He drove to different post offices in the West Valley to obtain the envelopes and postage for his copies of the manifesto and mailed them before he went to the parking lot of Jobing.com Arena, which can be seen from University of Phoenix Stadium, where a host of activities were happening before the 4:30 p.m. kickoff.

“He waited about a minute and decided he couldn’t do this,” Thorlin said.

Havelock then called his fiancee and met his parents at his Tempe condominium.

“He was very upset, he was sobbing hysterically,” Frank Havelock said. “He said, ‘I’ve done something terribly, terribly wrong.’ ”

Frank Havelock believed his son was talking about financial problems he was having with his restaurant, which the elder Havelock learned about for only the first time on Sunday, but then he confessed about the letters and the rifle.

Frank Havelock said he went to his son’s car and moved the weapon and ammo to his car and persuaded him to turn himself into Tempe police.

When authorities searched Havelock’s car, they found another typed letter to police with a handwritten note at the bottom that read: “do not resuscitate.”

Havelock has no criminal history, and a mental health evaluation conducted at his arrest found “no mental defects” that would warrant a commitment to a mental hospital, Thorlin said.

Frank Havelock said he’s never had any problems with his son.

Neighbors who live next door said Havelock lived with his fiancee and two small children and two large dogs. Martin Trump and Danny Q. Rivera said Havelock kept to himself and had a variety of cars, including a white hearse with a vanity plate that read “drtnap.”

They were shocked to learn of Havelock’s plan to use an assault rifle on crowds at the Super Bowl.

“The Patriots versus the Giants — do you see the ironic parallel? How many dollars will you lose? And all because you took my right to work, to own a business, from me,” Havelock wrote in his manifesto.

"Perhaps ( Web sites) will print up some cool t-shirts like I SURVIVED SUPER BOWL XLII."
 

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Hoo-hoo they're ripping me off Fezzy.
 

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What a fucking useless member of society.
 

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Pats fans probably wish this guy had opened fire, causing chaos that would have undoubtedly postponed the game and gave their beloved Pats another chance to win instead of getting their perfect season destroyed by the Giants this past Sunday.
 

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So I take it he was angry about something?
 

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I'll put down 100 bucks that he didn't have a fucking assault rifle.
 

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I'll put down 100 bucks that he didn't have a fucking assault rifle.
Ummmmm...

According to court testimony by FBI Special Agent Philip Thorlin and Havelock’s father, Frank Havelock, he bought an AR-15 assault rifle on Jan. 29 from Scottsdale Gun Club.

Thorlin described the rifle as the U.S. military’s weapon of choice.

Havelock began Sunday by going back to the gun club for target practice, but there was a private function and he couldn’t get in. Besides the rifle, Havelock was carrying at the time six 30-round magazines and 20 loose rounds.
 

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how bout them giants eh?

fucking...
 

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Well I missed that part, but it only proves my point that it's not an assault rifle. Well I assume it's the civilian model, anyway.
But....even the civvy model of the AR-15 is a still an assault rifle. It doesn't have to be full auto to be an assault rifle.
 

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No, it needs to be select fire, which the AR isn't. The military uses the M-16, an assault rifle. The AR-15 isn't an assault rifle. They say it is because they are dumb.
 

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No, it needs to be select fire, which the AR isn't. The military uses the M-16, an assault rifle. The AR-15 isn't an assault rifle. They say it is because they are dumb.
I stand corrected.
 

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from wiki:

"The AR-15 is a lightweight, air-cooled, magazine fed, autoloading, centerfire shoulder-fired rifle. The original ArmaLite/Colt AR-15 was a selective-fire prototype submitted for consideration as a military infantry rifle, which was later adopted as the M16, and is distinguished from later civilian-model AR-15 rifles marketed by Colt Firearms. Currently, AR-15 is a generic term for a civilian semi-automatic rifle similar to the military M16 variants."
 

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from wiki:

"The AR-15 is a lightweight, air-cooled, magazine fed, autoloading, centerfire shoulder-fired rifle. The original ArmaLite/Colt AR-15 was a selective-fire prototype submitted for consideration as a military infantry rifle, which was later adopted as the M16, and is distinguished from later civilian-model AR-15 rifles marketed by Colt Firearms. Currently, AR-15 is a generic term for a civilian semi-automatic rifle similar to the military M16 variants."
Yes, the original "real" AR-15 was an assault rifle. Most civilians however, can't get assault rifles, semi-automatic only.
 

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Jesus, can't anybody handle a little disappointment in their lives anymore?
 

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saw the title.....thought "massacre" was going to refer to the Patriots loss....I'm disappointed....
 

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eh, i would have loved it, he surely would have taught those fuckers a lesson
 

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Silly goose. If you didn't go through with it, why blabber about it to everyone and then tell the cops?

Fucking attention whore.
 
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Silly goose. If you didn't go through with it, why blabber about it to everyone and then tell the cops?

Fucking attention whore.
Seriously, why the hell did his dad "urge him to turn himself in"? His conscious kicked in, no one got hurt, that's the way that shit's supposed to work.

Now, why did the ass hole city council reject his bid for a liquor license? Because he was going to have a sign that said Drunkenstein? Fucking douche bags.
 

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Silly goose. If you didn't go through with it, why blabber about it to everyone and then tell the cops?

Fucking attention whore.
Yep! Total attention whore!

At least his conscience kicked in before he went through with it. Good for him, the people in the stands, police, pretty much everybody but the Patriots.
Guy just should have kept his mouth shut and got some mental help. There was still some hope for him because his conscience kicked in unlike others who have gone through with it.
Now by confessing, he'll still get help but he's also looking at prison time and large fines. Attempted murder and gun charges they don't go easy on.
This story will spend a day or two on the front page and disappear because he didn't go through with it. If he did, we'd be hearing about it for months. That is the really sad part about this.
 
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Now by confessing, he'll still get help but he's also looking at prison time and large fines. Attempted murder and gun charges they don't go easy on.
What's really sad is that he's being charged with anything at all.

-It's not a crime to own an AR-15
-It's not a crime to want to kill someone
-He's not a threat to society. He stopped himself.

He should be applauded for applying some common sense and finding his sense of right and wrong amid the world shitting on him. Instead, they just see an opportunity to throw someone in jail so that they can stand on a soap box and say, "Look! We protected you from the bad men again!" Even though they didn't really do shit, he could have killed hundreds of people, and we're still no safer.
 
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