Trucker Arrested for Video Threatening to Kill Black Lives Matter Protesters
El Paso, TX – An Texas trucker has been arrested following the upload of a video on YouTube where he “made threatening comments to Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors.”
According to a release from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), 42-year-old Manuel Flores of El Paso, was arrested on Monday, June 15, in Dallas.
According to the complaint, he “dared” BLM protesters to “stop him,” stating his “dream is (to) at least take out at least 200 n—–s.”
Flores is an over-the-road trucker and made most of his videos from the sleeper of his truck while parked at various truck stops.
Flores’ YouTube channel, “Don’t CA My TX,” has 35 subscribers.
While the video cited in the criminal complaint has been removed from YouTube, there are still ten active videos on his channel.
In one video still active, he addresses the wearing of masks, stating, “If I catch any of you f–ks (wearing a mask), I’m gonna f—ing slit your f—ing throat.”
“I’m pissed and I’m always f—ing armed,” he says in another, expressing displeasure with President Donald Trump, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Deborah Birx and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
However, despite the myriad of threats made in a number of videos, the charges come from direct threats against BLM protesters.
He is facing federal charges of posting a threatening communication over the Internet, stemming from a video he uploaded on YouTube titled “[N—–] Lives Matter.”
Authorities claim Flores is visible in the video from his knees down with “appears to be an AR-15 style rifle,” resting on his feet.
In the video — which has since been removed from YouTube — Flores allegedly stated he would be traveling on Interstate 20 Eastbound through Dallas on Monday.
And that’s exactly where and when Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) located and arrested Flores without incident.
No other information was given regarding the contents of the video.
According to the DOJ, Flores had his initial appearance on Wednesday before a U.S. Magistrate in Dallas.
He is charged with one count of transmitting threatening communications.
If convicted, Flores faces up to five years in federal prison.
He is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and awaiting transfer back to El Paso.
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