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Man threatens to shoot down Coast Guard aircraft and sink its vessels

The bizarre threat and fake calls for help are being transmitted over marine radio. It sounds like the same man, the Coast Guard said.

By Kavitha Surana
Published Yesterday

The call came over marine radio from somewhere off the gulf coast of Florida: A man threatening to attack the Coast Guard by sinking its vessels and shooting down its aircraft.

“The next time I see one of your planes in the air, I will shoot that plane down and kill the pilot and the passengers,” the male caller said in the latest threatening radio transmission, recorded on Aug. 13. “You are playing with the Russian government, I suggest you back the f--k off.”

“Because if you don’t back the f--k off you’re going to lose a lot of coast guardsmen, do you understand me?”

Now Coast Guard officials are asking for the public’s help to identify whoever is broadcasting these bizarre threats and fake calls for help.

Officials said they’ve heard other strange radio messages from a similar voice on channel 22A, which is the Coast Guard’s maritime safety information channel and is monitored 24-7. Other messages started with the traditional “mayday, mayday. mayday” that signals an emergency broadcast from a boat or plane.

But officials said there was no actual emergency. In one transmission, the man said “scrambling all jets we are under nuclear attack.”

In the Aug. 13 recent radio message, he threatened to “bomb” Coast Guard “jets”, set off “every depth charge in the gulf” if it launches planes or helicopters off its “aircraft carriers” (it doesn’t have any), demanded the closure of all U.S. airports and threatened to sink its ships. They sound like they’re coming from the same man, officials said.

False maydays happen from time to time, said Petty Officer 1st class Ayla Kelley, but usually it’s kids playing on the radio.

These threats are different.

“This gentleman is directly threatening coast guard assets and personnel,” she said. “It doesn’t necessarily seem credible, but that doesn’t mean this person doesn’t have ill intentions

The agency is taking the false threats seriously, Kelley said, because it immediately responds to any distress call. Responding to fake calls wastes taxpayer money and ties up Coast Guard resources.

“If we are mobilized to one area looking for distress for something that’s not actually there, and a real emergency happens elsewhere, we could be at a disadvantage," she said.

Penalties for sending out false distress calls is a federal offense that can be punished by up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines ― plus the costs of any search launched by the Coast Guard.

Anyone with information about this case can call the Coast Guard Investigative Service office at the Sector St. Petersburg base at (727) 535-1437, ext. 2308.

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Re: Man threatens to shoot down Coast Guard aircraft and sink its vessels
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 1125 UTC »
He better be careful, those guy's shoot back. Ask the cocaine and pot smugglers that have plied the west coast of Florida for 50 years. I don't think the Coast Guard gives a rats ass about who this loudmouth is claiming is backing him. Df him and give him an all expenses paid trip to Guantanamo.  The fresh air and sunshine will do him good. He's spending too much time in his basement.

Besides the Russians have been getting their heads handed to them by the Ukrainian's for half a decade. I think I'd pick a better threat than the Midget of Moscow and his inept military as my purported backers

He sounds a lot like your old pal Kracker, Al. I wonder if he's out of the jailhouse and dried out?
« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 1129 UTC by Pigmeat »

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Re: Man threatens to shoot down Coast Guard aircraft and sink its vessels
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 1221 UTC »

He's spending too much time in his Mom's basement.

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