Utah Man Jokes About Killing Obama

Utah Man Jokes About Killing Obama

Jeremiah Hill, a civilian employee at Utah's Hill Air Force Base, is headed to court for a "practical joke" note threatening to hijack a plane and kill President Obama.

Published April 27, 2012

Jeremiah Hill, a civilian employee at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base, thought it would be a blast to put a note in his colleague’s travel case that threatened to kill President Obama.

"1 - Hijack Plane, 2 - Kill Obama," the note read, and federal authorities aren’t laughing. Transportation Security Administration screeners found the note when checking the other man’s luggage before a trip to Arizona, which spurred an FBI investigation, Reuters reports.

Hill told FBI and Secret Service agents that he was playing a practical joke and that he “placed [the note] partially sticking out so that his co-workers would see it,” according to court papers.

On Wednesday Hill was charged with one misdemeanor count of making a false alarm for intentionally circulating a false warning of a plane hijacking. He heads to court May 30.

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Written by Joyce Jones


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