A bartender plotted to murder House Speaker John Boehner after hearing voices in his head telling him that the senior U.S. politician was “the devil,” police documents obtained by an Ohio TV station showed Tuesday.
Michael Hoyt worked at Wetherington Country Club in West Chester, in Boehner’s home state of Ohio, where Boehner is a member and was served drinks by Hoyt on numerous occasions, according to a Capitol Police affidavit published by WCPO in Cincinatti.
Hoyt was indicted Jan. 7 on charges he threatened to murder Boehner last October after he was fired from his bartending job, according to WCPO.
Details of the extraordinary development, all the more alarming due to the close contact that the two men found themselves in when Boehner visited the club, were revealed in a criminal complaint filed by Capitol Police special agent Christoper Desrosiers.
One week after he was sacked, Hoyt called 911 and told police he blamed Boehner for his woes.
He told officers he began hearing voices from his car speakers telling him that Boehner was evil, Desrosiers wrote in the document.