Wisconsin man who stole guns, wrote manifesto taken into custody

A Wisconsin man accused of stealing guns and writing a 161-page anti-government manifesto to President Trump is in custody, authorities say.

Joseph Jakubowski is accused of stealing 18 guns from a store near Janesville on April 4.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Jakubowski was captured without incident around 6 a.m. Friday near Readstown, Wisconsin.

Officials believe he wrote a manifesto indicating his dislike for religion and a desire to carry out unspecified attacks.

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In his manifesto, he detailed a list of grievances against the government and spoke of plans to launch attacks with the 18 firearms he allegedly stole.

Jakubowski filmed a video of himself dropping his manifesto into a mailbox and speaking of a “revolution.” He warned in the video that whoever received it “might want to read it.”


FBI agents search for Joseph Jakubowski in Janesville, Wis.

(Angela Major/AP)

“I have never been a thief! I hate thieves!” Jakubowski wrote in the manifesto. “However since this system has stolen my natural right to protect and defend life … This system has left me no choice but to commit crime to have the means to protect life!”

In addition, a letter mailed by someone claiming to be Jakubowski threatened unspecified violence on Sunday at churches in the Sussex area, about 25 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

He previously had run-ins with law enforcement, mostly for traffic violations. He resisted arrest and once tried to disarm an officer, according to police.

More than 150 law enforcement officials had been searching for Jakubowski.

With News Wire Services

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