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Salina man’s plan to arrest Obama goes nowhere after Secret Service visit

December 7, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Updated December 7, 2011, 3:34 p.m.

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— A Kansas man said officials should have helped him arrest President Barack Obama instead of seizing the handcuffs he planned to use to restrain the commander-in-chief.

Neil Jednoralski, 65, of Salina, claims that President Obama has British and Indonesian citizenship and is committing fraud by impersonating a person eligible to be president. Obama has repeatedly refuted such claims.

The Salina Journal reports that Jednoralski had announced his plan to arrest the president to the Kansas Highway Patrol and to Attorney General Derek Schmidt, whom he hoped would prosecute the president.

Instead of providing help, Schmidt's office confirms it informed the Secret Service. Jednoralski received a visit from a Secret Service agent and law enforcement officials at his home Monday evening in advance of Obama's speech Tuesday in Osawatomie, about 150 miles away. Jednoralski, a business owner, self-proclaimed tea party member and former candidate for state representative, was warned that he would be arrested for trespassing if he showed up for the speech.

Jednoralski said officials confiscated a warrant he created for the arrest of Obama. He said they also took a pair of handcuffs he bought specifically to arrest Obama, along with four guns. Jednoralski remained in Salina during the speech. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski said Jednoralski retrieved the items from the sheriff's office Tuesday afternoon.

Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the Secret Service, declined to discuss the specifics of the Jednoralski case but said each situation is handled individually.

"If we discover someone has made inappropriate comments or has an unusual direction of interest in someone we protect, we have a right and an obligation to determine what their intention is," Donovan said.

Jednoralski said he has planned for a year to arrest Obama under a Kansas law that allows a person to make an arrest.

"The law says if the person has probable cause to believe a person is guilty of a felony," Jednoralski said. "'Cause to believe' is pretty wide."

He wanted to bring Obama to Topeka for the courts to decide if he was eligible to be president.

Jednoralski first posted his intentions online in 2010. Until Monday's visit by the Secret Service, he publicly posted on his Facebook page that he planned to carry out the arrest in Osawatomie.

"I had no thought of endangering the president," said Jednoralski, who believes the Secret Service violated his rights by taking his guns. "I just wanted the courts to decide if he is eligible to be president."

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 4 months ago

President Obama, I am going to place you under a rest.

It's time for your afternoon nap.

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Bursting 2 years, 4 months ago

I disagree that you could arue a threat to arrest is a threat to kidnap. How many open publicized kidnapping threats have you heard of lately?

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yourworstnightmare 2 years, 4 months ago

Arresting Obama is a common thought and topic of discussion among teapublicans. This should come as no surprise.

Threatening the resident is a felony: "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States" (Title 18, Section 871 United States Code).

One could argue that threatening to arrest him is kidnapping.

This teapublican felon got off easy.

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jaywalker 2 years, 4 months ago

Almond Joy's got nut's......Salina, too.

I'm glad this guy chose to inform authorities beforehand so they could nip this in the bud at his home. Would hate to have seen the result of him approaching the Prez w/ those handcuffs.

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JJE007 2 years, 4 months ago

Salty Oolong: It's the new koolaid! Party on, Neil, but cut back on the anthropomorphic shapeshifting pig consumption...I mean, tea.

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overplayedhistory 2 years, 4 months ago

That pretty much sums up our national character profile, 65 year old adolescent, with a dash of a child's delusion. In other words frail and or no longer relevant, misguided and delusional.

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sibkiss 2 years, 4 months ago

This is humorous. I have to giggle...I wonder if he will try to arrest Brownback next, for trying to impersonate something he's not either.

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Tony Kisner 2 years, 4 months ago

Good way to get a free trip to Osawatomie and a new jacket with the sleaves in the back.

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Erin Graham 2 years, 4 months ago

"...and former candidate for state representative"... Unfortunately, a decent number of state reps could probably fit in this guys mold...

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atiopatioo 2 years, 4 months ago

Typical Kansan like Dunham and Brownback. You never know what they'll do next.

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woodscolt 2 years, 4 months ago

You have your ninety nine percent, your 1 percent , and then, of course, you sub zero percent.

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tange 2 years, 4 months ago

A nil, a SS, alas... Salina.

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greenworld 2 years, 4 months ago

Why does people keep naming Phelps name?? He wouldnt care about stupid stuff like this, all he cares about is making sure God hates gays.

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pace 2 years, 4 months ago

didn't trump promise to release some secret Hawaii spy news. The ones who knew better enjoyed the game of false accusations. Now a confused old man has made a fool of himself for listening to his leaders.

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its_just_math 2 years, 4 months ago

And you would be able to ID "crazies" just how? lol! I've watched "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" and crazy doesn't even begin to describe what I read on this award-winning forum. It is genetic I do suspect as barry penders used to suggest---being a liberal that is. Add a little mental instability and there you have it. I guess that's why a conservative nutcase gets so much attention, being as it's so rare.

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Mike Ford 2 years, 4 months ago

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Gandalf 2 years, 4 months ago

Wait until the Presidential ballot is set and the rightwing nut jobs try to keep Obama off the Kansas ballot. :)

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KEITHMILES05 2 years, 4 months ago

It's idiots such as this who are menace to society, not somebody who you disagree with politically. Good thing he didn't try to do this in Obama's presence he would have probably been shot dead.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 4 months ago

Heard on the radio that he's ticked about the AG ratting him out. If I were Derek, I'd be a little wary.

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nugget 2 years, 4 months ago

For a moment I thought I was reading The Onion.

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Liberty275 2 years, 4 months ago

That was pretty dumb. You'd think he'd try to arrest obama for violating the civil rights of an American citizen related to the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki.

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its_just_math 2 years, 4 months ago

GEE! What an absolute surprise! The left has a totally different take on this nutcase vs. the nutcase Cindy Sheehan camping outside W's ranch with her gaggle of nutcase supporters. No, this is different, isn't it? Please don't bother to explain, I do not wish to hear it.

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Stuart Sweeney 2 years, 4 months ago

What a nut, Phreddie Felps would have been proud!

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Agnostick 2 years, 4 months ago

Salina? I would've expected something like this from Perry, or Linwood... but Salina? Wow!

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kernal 2 years, 4 months ago

Whaaaat? Jeesh, we're not even done with the Muppets being accused of brainwashing kids of the rich. Shoot, I'm still recovering from the news that Papa Smurf is Satan and now this?

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sourpuss 2 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like someone needs to turn off FoxNews.

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Michael Stanclift 2 years, 4 months ago

It's almost comical the "punishment" he got...

"We're going to take your guns and handcuffs away, for the day, and you can pick them up tomorrow."

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beatrice 2 years, 4 months ago

Sadly, people like this have easy access to firearms.

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beatrice 2 years, 4 months ago

He should be told to write a letter of apology to the President.

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autie 2 years, 4 months ago

Arrest him to see if he was eligible to be the president. Something about Mr. Nutcase thinks BRock is British. Talk about fringe lunatic. He should be hangin with Bill Otto/Virgil Peckerwood/Forrest Knox....those boys would have lots to talk about.

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kristyj 2 years, 4 months ago

Hehe, his FB profile is public. Mixed in with the political statements, he also seems to like lolcats & wants a wife?

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somedude20 2 years, 4 months ago

Kansas rednecks and plateaubillies, please do not worry about looking dumb as that would be like Rosie O'Donnel trying to look skinny.

Equipmunk!

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autie 2 years, 4 months ago

Just exactly what was he going to arrest him for?

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budtugly 2 years, 4 months ago

Fred Phelps could use a man like this.

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tomatogrower 2 years, 4 months ago

Another embarrassing nutcase from Kansas.

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