A former Ohio country club bartender was indicted on federal charges for threatening to shoot and poison House Speaker John Boehner last fall, saying the Ohio congressman was responsible for the fatal outbreak Ebola.
The grand jury indictment, which identified the accused man as Michael R. Hoyt, was filed in the US District Court on January 7 in Ohio.
44-year-old Hoyt, a resident of Cincinnati, claimed himself as Jesus Christ before the authorities.
The officials said that Hoyt told them “he was Jesus Christ and that he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola.”
Hoyt had worked at Wetherington Country Club for five and a half years in West Chester, Ohio, where Boehner is a member.
According to the reports, Hoyt used to regularly serve drinks to the Congressman before he was fired in 2014.
Hoyt called the police to file complaint against Boehner, after which he came under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Capitol Police and local authorities.
“Hoyt advised that he often poured drinks for Boehner and could have already put something in his drink, but he did not. Hoyt stated that no one checks the drinks he poured for Boehner, and it would have been very easy to slip something into his drink,” said the court documents which were unveiled on Tuesday.
The law enforcement officials said that Hoyt had told them he was fired because Boehner and others who has said that he had a bad attitude.