Doomsday Prepper felon planned to rob his neighbors

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…

“Doomsday Prepper” from Buckley arrested on gun charges | The News Tribune.

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.

Man on ‘Doomsday Preppers’ arrested on weapons charges | The Today File | Seattle Times.

“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.

Tyler Smith from Doomsday Preppers. Photo credit: Dean J. Koepfler

Tyler Smith from Doomsday Preppers. Photo credit: Dean J. Koepfler

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  13 comments for “Doomsday Prepper felon planned to rob his neighbors

  1. January 17, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    He seems nice.

  2. Angela
    January 17, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    A rational thinking person would realize that if they said that on television, they would draw attention to themselves. Which says he either wanted to be arrested–or that he really doesn’t see why that would attract the attention of his local law enforcement. Both scenarios say that no, he wasn’t playing with a full deck. And producers seem to love that type until the law actually gets involved. Then they have little to say.

    • Angela
      January 17, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      …to add to my comment, since the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet–a rational thinking person wouldn’t want to rob his neighbors at gunpoint in the first place…(although that really is a given..)

  3. spookyparadigm
    January 17, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Alex Jones is one of the biggest ad-men appealing to this community. Does that answer your question?

  4. January 17, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Can’t wait to see how the gun worshiping community will spin this to make him a hero standing up for his 2nd amendment rights.
    Trust me he will be seen by some as the victim,and somehow Obama will be woven into the narrative.

    • CameraShy
      January 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Skeptic, I own firearms for sport and personal protection, and consider myself pro-second amendment… But people like this ass-clown make responsible gun owners look like idiots. He is not worshipped in our community, actually quite the opposite, we tend to cringe just as much as the anti-gunners when stories like this surface. He has some screws lose, and the current gun laws in place have done their job by putting this violent child-molester under arrest. I hope he spends a long time in prison.

      • justin
        May 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

        I agree

    • Justin
      May 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM

      @ skeptictmac57. I’m certain there will be very few people who support this mans right to own a firearm. I am probably one of the people you are labeling as a “Gun worshiper.” Though I do not own a gun right now and can’t imagine anyone literally worshiping a gun; I have been around firearms since I was about 4 years old. Outside of the military I have never pointed a firearm at anyone (Not even while unloaded or partially disassembled). I am a proponent of the constitution which includes the 2nd amendment. If Obama’s name comes up, it’s because many gun owners see him as a threat to their second amendment rights- as evidenced by his statements and actions. There are always people who will make irrational comments because they are venting on an issue they are passionate about and some are just trying to provoke people. I hope you do not make generalizations about gun advocates based on comments you see in blogs.

  5. Artor
    January 18, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Wow, he really seems like the best hope for humanity. Wasn’t his felony conviction for rape or molesting children?

  6. January 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    “Can’t wait to see how the gun worshiping community will spin this to make him a hero standing up for his 2nd amendment rights.”

    AFAIK, no one liked him. On my favorite prep site he & his group were made fun of last November. They were so obviously inept. The nicest descriptions of him & his group were “mouth breather” & “clowns.” A comment from 1-15-14 was jubilant about his arrest.

  7. One Eyed Jack
    January 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    He should stock up on swords and pole axes. No license and no reloading required. I mean, come on…it’s just common sense.

    • B-ry
      January 27, 2014 at 8:09 AM

      Well he’ll need crossbows and a trebuchet too of course.

  8. ZombyWoof
    January 20, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    He’s as bright as a 12v bulb on a 2v battery.

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