Ronald Gary Bailey, a man from Minnetonka, Minnesota, set his house on fire and claimed that President Obama and the CIA made him the “first half-man/half-robot created by the government.”
On the evening of Dec. 1, smoke and fire was reported to be coming from Bailey’s home. When firefighters arrived, they extinguished the flames, but the structure of the house was already destroyed.
Standing at the end of his driveway, Bailey was asked by officers what cause the fire. Bailey responded by saying, “You should know, you did this, the CIA implanted a computer in my brain and body.”
As the firefighters were working to put out the fire, Bailey encouraged them to hurry, but not because he wanted to save the house. He wanted to be able to burn the rest of the house as quickly as possible.
According to a court complaint, Bailey also asked, “What do I have to do, how big of a bomb do I have to build before the police respect me?”
Later, officers transported Bailey to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) crisis. While doing a pat down searcher, officers found a handgun magazine in his pocket that contained five live .380 caliber rounds and an empty holster around his waist.
In 2006, Bailey was charged with felony fleeing a peace officer. He was found not guilty on the grounds of mental illness and was civilly committed. Because of this, he is unable to possess a firearm.
When officers spoke to Bailey’s neighbors, they said they heard multiple gunshot right before the fire started. Allegedly, an automatic handgun was found inside the house along with several boxes of live ammunition.
Bailey allegedly told the police that his house is bugged by the FBI and the CIA. When he was being taken to the HCMC, he blamed Obama and the CIA for his house burning down while also blaming his father. He vowed to burn down the rest of the houses in the neighborhood if he’s released.
Bailey, 49, was charged with one count of first degree arson, a felony, and one count of prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a gross misdemeanor. His bail was set at $100,000. He next appears in court on Jan. 14.