There are things you probably shouldn’t say to a cop. One of them is a threat to join ISIS and then come back and kill him. A Nashville man found this out the hard way.
Marco Antonio Dominguez of Hendersonville, Tennesee, was detained for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence Thursday night at a Nashville gas station, according to USA Today. Police said he slurred his speech, had vomit on his pants, and was stumbling. He also had damage to his windshield, which police suspect may have occurred when he hit a sign while driving drunk.
After Dominguez was placed in the back of a squad car, according to The Tennessean, the DUI suspect started getting creative with his taunts.
“I am going to join ISIS and when I do, you will be the first person I kill.”
Of course, the DUI suspect’s threat to join ISIS is undoubtedly drunken bluster, but nevertheless cops don’t take kindly to that kind of threat. Theoretically, making a “terrorist threat” in Tennessee is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, according to Mark Stoval. Threatening to kill someone in general, however, is considered aggravated assault in Tennessee, according to Criminal Defense Lawyer.
Dominguez also made further, although slightly less colorful, threats in the back of the car besides joining ISIS.
Why don’t you take these handcuffs off and (I’ll) show you what I am made of.”
He’s been charged with DUI, driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident, and assault. The assault charge undoubtedly comes from threatening to kill the arresting officer, ISIS bluster aside. He’s currently being held in the Davidson County Jail in Nashville on bond.
However, at least one American has been arrested for allegedly supporting ISIS. Last week, an upstate New York man was charged with providing “material support” to ISIS, according to this Inquisitr report.
According to CBS News, the number of Americans who have actually joined ISIS is pretty small. The U.S. intelligence community, while conceding that it’s impossible to know for certain, puts the number at fewer than 12. Intelligence officials also estimate that larger numbers of Americans have joined al-Qaeda or its affiliate group al Nusra, and still more have joined the Syria Free Army or affiliated groups.
It’s unlikely that any of the Americans who have joined ISIS are Latinos who turned to ISIS after a DUI arrest.