Camera Catches Odd Man in MO Woods… Citizens Horrified When They Learn What He’s Doing
A viral picture of a strange man walking in the woods in Missouri — combined with a number of suspicious cell phone purchases elsewhere in the state — have many believing the two may be connected to a possible terror plot.
According to KFVS-TV, residents have described odd encounters with the man, who was caught on a trail cam in Madison County, Missouri.
“I didn’t know who the guy was, but I didn’t think anything too bad. I thought it just a guy on the side of the highway,” resident John Wooldridge told the television station.
“I was just leaving the house and seen a man cross the highway, so I kind of watched him because I figured he was a hitchhiker,” Woodbridge said. That’s when the man started running towards his house.
“He came out of the woods, screaming, arms wailing, making a fist — just screaming,” Woodbridge said.
Woodbridge called the police, who were unable to locate the man. He believes the man in the picture is the same one he encountered.
“We’re still trying to locate the individual, and like I said, we don’t have any suspicious activity or anything at this time,” Madison County Sheriff Robert Spain told reporters.
“I think it was blown up by social media because of the time that we’re in and the things that are going on in our country right now,” Spain added. “I think people are genuinely scared and I think any little thing can turn into this.”
The incident came at a time when Americans are on edge over the possibility of terror plots following up on the Dec. 2 attack by two radical Islamists in San Bernardino, California.
It also comes as suspicious quantities of cellular phones, which can be used as remote detonators for explosive devices, were purchased at Walmarts in Missouri. The cell phone purchases were made in Missouri cities of Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Macon, and Lebanon, according to KFVS-TV. In Jackson, at least 48 phones were purchased at once on Dec. 4.
Spain urged residents to trust police and be vigilant.
“Let us do our job, let us do our investigation, assist us in anyway you can. If you see him, think you see him, if it’s a possibility it’s him, contact local law enforcement,” Spain said.
H/T Mad World News