Ronald Bailey allegedly burned down his own Minnetonka house, blamed Obama
Bailey's extensive record includes arrests for domestic assault, DWI, drugs, firearms, and harassment.
Last month, firefighters responding to 49-year-old Ronald Bailey's Minnetonka house expected to deal with a house fire. They got that and a lot more.
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According to a Patch report, just after 9 p.m. on December 1, firefighters found Bailey standing at the edge of his driveway at 15101 Victor Lane with his house engulfed in flames behind him. When authorities asked him what happened, he allegedly said, "You should know, you did this, the CIA implanted a computer in my brain and body."
There was plenty more craziness where that came from. According to the criminal complaint, Bailey asked firefighters to let him know when they were done so he could "start the rest of my house on fire." He also asked, "What do I have to do, how big of a bomb do I have to build before the police respect me?"
Bailey then got political. He allegedly told officers he's the first "first half-man/half-robot created by the government," and while he was being hauled to HCMC for treatment for a mental health emergency, Bailey "blamed 'Obama' and the 'CIA' for burning his house down, blamed his father, and threatened to burn down his entire neighborhood after getting released," Patch, citing the criminal complaint, reports.
And oh yeah, even though he's prohibited from possessing a firearm, Bailey allegedly had ammunition in his pocket when authorities arrived. An automatic handgun was found in his charred house (nobody was injured).
The government's "first half-man/half-robot" was charged with first-degree arson and unlawfully possessing a firearm.
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