Man claims he’s ‘God’s chosen one,’ threatens to blow up courthouse, send all to Hell
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man is behind bars after he allegedly threatened to blow up a courthouse and “send everyone to Hell.”
Oklahoma City police said a man called the Oklahoma County Courthouse and said he was “going to blow it up and kill everyone there,” Thursday.
Officers said they went to 51-year-old Christopher Melton Maidt’s home where they found his mother who told them her son was staying at a motel near N.W. 39th St. and May Ave.
Authorities said they found him at the Days Inn.
According to police, Maidt told them he was ex military and that he “planned on sending everyone to Hell that wears the police uniform.”
Officers asked him why and Maidt allegedly told them he was arrested two weeks ago and during the arrest his St. Christopher medal disappeared.
According to the police report, an officer told Maidt authorities had nothing to do with his missing medal.
The officer said if he calmed down they could work out the situation.
He agreed and police left him at the hotel to regain his composure.
Minutes after officers left, they were called back to Maidt’s motel room.
Maidt had allegedly made another phone call saying, “So that’s how it’s gonna be,” (referring to officers sending him to his room). “I am gonna come down there and kill all of you. I am going to blow that building up and kill all of you.”
Officers said they arrested him and while taking him into custody, Maidt was adamant he was “going to kill the officers and send them to Hell because he was one of God’s chosen ones.”
Maidt is now facing charges for threatening to commit an act of violence.