The Seattle Police Department had a little fun at Alex Jones’ expense recently.
While the hobby is nothing new–even in Seattle–it may mark the first time a police department has taken time off from defending property and privilege to troll the popular conspiracy theorist who is largely known for claiming the Sandy Hook Massacre was a staged psy-op meant to scare people into supporting tougher gun control measures.
Alex Jones out here running like he’s in GTA San Andreas pic.twitter.com/hjaoFb0OF0
— ㅤ (@lordvillainn) August 19, 2017
After Jones was seen chasing people on the streets of Seattle, shouting various iterations of “fuck” and “cuck” at them for disagreeing with his views regarding the hobgoblinization of America, and eventually getting coffee dumped on his head, one Twitter user reported Jones’ comically unwelcome presence to the cops–though it wasn’t apparent the talk show host had committed any crime.
The Seattle Police Department’s official Twitter account responded with a semi-decent troll–even if they didn’t get the facts exactly on point:
We haven’t received any official reports. As far as we know that could be an actor playing Alex Jones.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) August 18, 2017
The tweet is an apparent reference to Jones’ public custody battle with his ex-wife. In an effort to retain full custody of his three children, Jones claimed–by way of his attorney–that his famously volatile, sometimes-violent, conspiracy-promoting media image is just an act. Jones’ attorney repeatedly told a family court judge in Austin, Texas that his client behaves completely differently when the cameras and microphones aren’t there to capture his often obscene and conspiratorial antics.
Jones responded this afternoon with a tweet of his own.
Seeing some of the liberal slaves in Seattle makes me thank God we still have a first amendment! Love Texas, Mike Judge and free minds. pic.twitter.com/QQ63Tsmzde
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) August 19, 2017
Apparently, that argument wasn’t very convincing. Jones lost primary custody of his children in April of this year.
[image via screengrab]
This post was updated with a response from Alex Jones on Twitter.
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