Man Threatens President Obama's Assassination, Killing 'Everyone' with Machete, Police Say
Waukesha man was taken into custody on a mental hold after he was throwing appliances out a second-floor window, according to a criminal complaint.
A Waukesha man who was throwing appliances out a second-story window on Park Avenue threatened to kill “everyone” with a machete, according to a criminal complaint.
Gerald T. Kribs, 50, was charged Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. He faces up to four years and four months in jail if convicted because he has previous convictions.
According to the criminal complaint:
The Waukesha Police Department was called to the 400 block of West Park Avenue at 12:23 a.m. Dec. 23 for a report that Kribs threw a TV, an air conditioner unit and a microwave out the second floor window.
Police spotted Kribs, who was yelling racial slurs and obscenities at the officers and a neighbor. As police made contact with Kribs, he yelled about the federal government watching him, that he wanted to assassinate President Barack Obama and that he wanted to kill himself and others in government.
Police knocked on the door, and Kribs told them they would have to shoot him because he had a machete and would kill everyone.
Eventually, Kribs surrendered without incident. Police located marijuana pipes in the residence and placed Kribs under arrest. When they placed Kribs in the squad car, he was recorded making statements about:
- Killing Iranians
- Blowing up abortion clinics
- Raping and eating children
- Killing the president
- A family member raping Kribs
Kribs was placed under a mental hold after it was determined by officers he was off his medication for about two weeks. Kribs will make his initial appearance in court on Feb. 11.