A 32-year-old North man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Columbia to threatening the president which carries a maximum fine of $250,000 and prison for five years.
The man, Stanley Chester Weber, made it easy for federal agents to track him down and catch him.
For one thing, Walker used his own telephone to call a federal call center in Lakeland, Fl., where he told the operator, Im going to shoot and kill the president and what are you going to do about it? Five minutes later, he called back again and repeated the threat.
The call center identified the phone number and immediately traced it to Webers address in North.
Agents reacted quickly. The same day, Secret Service agents drove to Webers house and interviewed him. He denied making the call, but admitted it the next day when the agents returned. He also said hed been drinking.