Authorities say Timothy Courtois, the fugly “white” terrorist above, was driving 112mph on the Maine Turnpike with his emergency flashers on, when an officer pulled him over Sunday morning. State law enforcement spokesman Steve McCausland says they found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns and several boxes of ammunition, in Courtois’ car.
State law enforcers say that during routine questioning at the stop, Courtois threw some red flags in his behavior. Among them, enforcement officials say he had purchased the black Ford Mustang he was pulled over in the day after the shooting. Courtois told them he planned to modify the vehicle so it could outrun law enforcers in a chase.
Courtois said to law enforcers that he was on his way to Derry, New Hampshire to shoot a former employer. He also said he had been to see The Dark Knight Rises in Saco the night before, with a loaded gun in his backpack.
McCausland says officers then searched Courtois’s home, at 344 Elm Street in Biddeford, and found several additional guns, a machine gun, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Obviously this “white” terrorist was ready for war.
Also found in his car were newspaper clippings about the “white” terrorism at the Colorado movie theater. According to officers, Courtois told them he had attended “The Dark Knight Rises” on Saturday night at Cinemagic Theater in Saco, with a loaded gun in his backpack. Investigators say that the guns found in the car are the same kind of guns used in the Colorado “white” terrorism.
Law enforcement believe that Courtois obtained most of his guns legally, although they say he did have one illegal automatic weapon. The investigation into exactly how he acquired such a stockpile of guns and ammunition remains open.
When asked about the gun in the backpack, Cinemagic’s spokesperson said the company had no way of knowing whether Courtois did indeed attend the showing. They say the company has a generally policy against allowing customers to come in with backpacks, but whether that policy is enforced is up to the individual employees inside the theater.