Florida Man Claims To Be Captain America, Had Meeting On Air Force Base
Just when the week is dwindling down and the news slows up as people prep for the holidays, we have a new contender for the Florida Man Story of The Year.
Officials say 33-year-old Baruch Roche II showed up at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, saying he was "Captain America" and that he had a meeting with the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) general to provide top secret information.
He is charged with one count of attempted possession of a firearm in a federal facility.
Rouche approached the military installation in a Hyundai Genesis just before 2:15pm, the Justice Department said Tuesday. After refusing to provide identification to security personnel, he said he was the beloved Marvel superhero character and that he was a member of SOCOM, prosecutors said in a criminal complaint.
He also continued to reach for a bag in his vehicle and became argumentative, authorities said. Roche allegedly said he would come back to the base every day to look for the officers denying him entry.
He eventually gave the officers his military ID showing him to be retired from the Air Force and was arrested. During the search of the car, authorities found an AR-15 in the trunk with five magazines loaded with 125 rounds of .556 ammunition.
The Tampa Police Department also responded to the scene and interviewed Roche. Officials say Roche was involuntarily hospitalized due to his extreme state of paranoia, psychosis, and threat to harm USAF security personnel.
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