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Armed Man Burns Down Own House, Blames President Obama

Ronald Bailey allegedly burned down his own home in Minnetonka, Minn. and then blamed President Obama and the CIA.

Bailey reportedly asked firefighters, who responded to the fire on Dec. 1, when they would be finished so that he could “start the rest of my house on fire.”

However, Bailey's home was destroyed by the time firefighters put out the blaze, notes

“You should know, you did this, the CIA implanted a computer in my brain and body,” Bailey also told the firefighters, according to court papers. “What do I have to do, how big of a bomb do I have to build before the police respect me?”

Police, who took Bailey to a mental facility, claim that he had a loaded pistol in his pocket.

According to City Pages, Bailey told police officers that he was the “first half-man/half-robot created by the government.”

He claimed that the US government had bugged his house, and blamed President Obama and the CIA for starting the fire.

Bailey was charged with one count of first degree arson and one count of a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

He was previously charged in 2006 for fleeing from a police officer, but was found not guilty by reason of mental illness. However, that verdict banned him from owning a gun.

Bailey's prior arrests dating back to 2004 reportedly included: DWI, drugs, firearms and harassment.

Sources: City Pages and


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