Marshall W. Leonard, now behind bars with no stars
Marshall W. Leonard is upset about Walmart's decision to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise. He's so upset that the set off an explosive device and terrorized employees:
Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said a vehicle pulled up to an entrance of the Walmart in North Gloster around 1:30 a.m.
“A white male got out, lit the package and threw it in the vestibule,” said Aguirre. “There was an employee on break, and the suspect told him, ‘You better run.’
“The employee did run and was away from harm when the package went off. It wasn’t a large explosion. It didn’t cause a lot of damage to the store.”
Last week he made several threats against a local newspaper and other businesses:
“Journal corporate, you are on final warning,” he wrote Oct. 28. “You are part of the problem. As a result of this, y’all are going down, along with Walmart, WTVA, Reeds department store, and all the rest of the anti-American crooks. I’m not kidding. No messing around anymore!”
Although following through on threats isn't the least bit funny, it is hilarious that police were able to track him down so quickly because of his proud Confederate display:
It was the state flag that led to his arrest. An officer in the area spotted a small silver car with a huge Mississippi flag sticking up through the sun roof run the red light in front of Walmart.
If convicted, Leonard faces life behind bars.