California man arrested at U.N. with guns, gasoline

Vernon Wilker, 59, of Salton City, Calif., tried to drive into the United Nations building in New York City on Thursday armed with two guns and with a five-gallon container of gasoline in his car.

I should probably just stop there, since that’s stupid enough, but wait until you hear why he did it.

[Wilker] told law enforcement authorities he had a property dispute in California and was coming to the United Nations to file a lawsuit, U.N. chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Wilker had not yet been charged and was awaiting arraignment in Manhattan criminal court, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said.

Wilker, driving a Ford Escort station wagon, was arrested on Thursday after attempting to enter a garage under a hotel located across the street from the U.N. headquarters compound on Manhattan’s East Side. — Reuters

Vernon Wilker, congratulations, you’re today’s Stupid Person of the Day, and I’m sure that since you won’t be reading this, the guards in the Tombs will pass the message on to you.

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