Is this suggestive that people who are so extreme in their views are not really playing with a full deck of cards? Perhaps. Another reality TV personality is shown to be… a bit off…
Tyler Smith believed he was doing a service to his nation by being a so-called “doomsday prepper,” readying his family for almost any disaster at his Buckley property.
But his county took issue with the convicted felon’s firearms, which law enforcement saw featured in a November episode of the National Geographic Channel survivalist TV show, “Doomsday Preppers.”
Troyer said the Buckley man came to the department’s attention “by people all over the country bringing him to our attention.”
“Reality TV crashed into reality,” he said.
Asked for comment on Smith’s arrest, National Geographic issued a statement Wednesday, stating: “We are aware of the arrest, and have decided not to air this episode until all legal matters are sorted out.”
The police DON’T CARE if you are prepping for Doomsday, convicted felons can’t possess firearms. And it does not seem he had ANY good intentions.
“His stated plan was not to defend himself but to use weapons he illegally possessed, to rob his neighbors at gunpoint,” Sheriff Paul Pastor said in a news release. “Did he really think that this wouldn’t attract our attention?”
He was arrested and booked on two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Some people are paranoid and don’t think the law applies to them. That’s a dangerous combinations. Let’s say we put them on TV?! YEAH, what a great idea.
Tip: Chris Haynes