The suspected fugitive who authorities say mailed a conspiracy-laced manifesto to President Donald Trump wrote he was not afraid of his own death — and that if he were to die he wants it to be at the hands of the president on live TV.
Joseph Jakubowski, 32, is accused of stealing 18 firearms and two suppressors from the Armageddon Gun Shop in Janesville, Wisconsin, on April 4 after mailing a 161-page manifesto to Trump.
A portion of the document authorities believe Jakubowski wrote before going on the run was obtained by NBC affiliate WTMJ of Milwaukee on Wednesday. WTMJ said a law enforcement official close to the investigation confirmed to them that the excerpt was an authentic portion of the letter.
NBC News has not independently verified the document.
In parts of the incomplete document— the handwritten portion starts at page 93 and every other page is missing — Jakubowski allegedly rants about a system of greed that he says dooms the populace to slavery and has destroyed his dreams.
The document doesn’t say exactly what action the author will take: While it at one point calls police and the military terrorists, the author also says he doesn’t want to hurt anyone unless forced to do so.
Towards the end of the obtained document, the author says he is not afraid to die, and says he would choose his death to be carried out by the president, on live…