Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
An Illinois woman inspired by pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory videos traveled to New York City on Wednesday with more than a dozen illegal knives and threatened to kill former Vice President Joe Biden, according to police and her own social media posts.
New York police officers arrested dancer Jessica Prim, 37, on Wednesday after she began to act strangely on a city pier. In a live video Prim posted on Facebook of her arrest, she ranted about saving children and claimed she had come to New York because of an internet conspiracy theory video about a “cabal” of pedophile Democrats.
“Have you guys heard about the kids?” a tearful Prim said as she was arrested. “OK, I’m not lying.”
Shortly before her arrest, Prim posted on Facebook that Hillary Clinton and Biden “need to be taken out.”
“Hillary Clinton and her assistant, Joe Biden and Tony Podesta need to be taken out in the name of Babylon!” Prim wrote. “I can’t be set free without them gone. Wake me up!!!!!”
At another point during her arrest, Prim said she believed Donald Trump was talking to her directly during his coronavirus press conferences. Prim is facing more than a dozen counts of criminal possession of a weapon over the knives, as well as a marijuana possession charge, according to the New York Daily News.
I don’t want to mock this woman because she is clearly suffering with a rather severe mental illness, however, I would like to point out that her babbling is not too far distant from the kind of thing you might hear from an average Trump-supporting QAnon conspiracy theorist.
I mean at some point you have to recognize that the base supporting certain people, or certain ideas, are batshit crazy.
I just hope this poor woman gets the help that she needs.