‘Mutilate and Kill’: IL Man Faces Felony Charges for Allegedly Threatening GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Darren Bailey
“I’m going to skin Darren Bailey alive, making sure he is still alive, and I’m going to feed his f——— family to him as he is alive and screaming in f——— pain.”
Illinois State Police arrested Scott Lennox, 31, from the North Side of Chicago for allegedly threatening Darren Bailey, the Republican gubernatorial candidate.
He faces “one felony count each of threatening a public official, telephone harassment and harassment by electronic communications, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.”
And yet the court gave Lennox $75,000 bail, electronic monitoring, and told not to contact Bailey or anyone associated with him.
A political ad set off Lennox. From The Chicago Sun-Times:
The voicemail in question followed a fight Lennox had at a Chicago bar after a political ad appeared on the bar’s television. The ad — and repeated ads he had seen during the campaign — made Lennox “angry,” prosecutors said, and a “heated argument” began between Lennox and his friends, leading him to send a voicemail to Bailey’s Springfield office, prosecutors said.
“I’m going to skin Darren Bailey alive, making sure he is still alive, and I’m going to feed his f——— family to him as he is alive and screaming in f——— pain,” prosecutors say Lennox said in the voicemail. He also made statements about abortion in his message.
He further said, “He is a piece of white a— racist s—-, and honestly if he doesn’t kill himself, I will. You know what? I know where he lives. I know where he sleeps. I know where his kids sleep. And I know the f——— school he works at,” prosecutors allege he said. Lennox also said “the candidate teaching all this mother f——— misinformation is going to die. So honestly he should just kill himself before anything else happens.”
Lennox also said he didn’t like Gov. J.B. Pritzker but stated he didn’t like Bailey “even more.”
“So f—- him for being a piece of s—-,” prosecutors claim Lennox said of Bailey in the voicemail. “So you know what? I am going to take anything and everything possible. You know what? I am going to make him scream. I am going to make him scream and suffer. Yeah, that’s right. So he better kill himself and if he doesn’t, I am going to kill him.”
The police said Lennox left the voicemail on October 28. The Illinois Secretary of State Police didn’t believe he was “a credible threat.” But the Illinois State Police investigated, forcing the hands of the Chicago Police to move in on Lennox:
In an interview with Chicago Police, Lennox allowed officers to see a Snapchat message he sent to friends, in one of which he bragged that he was a “political terrorist.” After telling a friend Bailey was on lockdown, he offered up three laughing face emojis, prosecutors said.
To another friend, Lennox wrote, “I feel so f——— accomplished,” Lennox said.
Police said Lennox admitted making the threats. He was arrested at 10 p.m. Monday at his Chicago home.
Bailey has extra security detail after requesting it “from the Clay County Sheriff’s office, as well as Illinois State Police.” Authorities put “schools affiliated with Bailey and his family were also placed on soft lockdown.”DONATE
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