Florida Pastor Terry Jones, who gained notoriety in 2010 for planning to burn Qurans, has been arrested, reportedly for hauling thousands of “kerosene-soaked Qurans” in his truck:
— Craig Pittman (@craigtimes) September 11, 2013
Controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones is arrested before he could burn 2,998 Qurans — one for each 9/11 victim: http://t.co/zQ5TsJIBPS
— Yahoo (@Yahoo) September 11, 2013
Here’s are a couple of pictures from Jones’ arrest:
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) September 12, 2013
From the Orlando Sentinel:
Jones, 61, was arrested on felony charges after a traffic stop near a pharmacy in Mulberry in Polk County just before 5 p.m. Deputies did not specify what charges Jones will face.
Polk County Sheriff’s deputies have not confirmed the details of the arrest, but media reports say Jones was riding in a pickup truck with nearly 2,998 kerosene-soaked Qurans inside the truck bed. He was also towing a large barbecue grill behind his truck, the Tampa Tribune reported.
What’s the charge?
Why was Terry Jones arrested tho? Burning books isn't illegal. I hope it was because of a hazard
— Big Kriterion (@AbrissErik) September 11, 2013
Reports are saying that, yes, Jones was arrested because of the potential for a hazard, though we’re not yet aware of the specific charge.
Terry Jones has every right to protest. Just no right to have 3000 kerosene soaked books in an open vehicle. Its dangerous. #itsabomb
— Suhail Mohammed (@shadowwraiths) September 11, 2013
Twitchy will update this story as more details become available.