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Super Bowl Targeted for Massacre

By February 7, 2008

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Some chilling news regarding Super Bowl XLII was released Wednesday by the East Valley Tribune, which serves the Phoenix area. Per the report, a Tempe man had planned to open fire on patrons outside University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, but changed his mind at the last minute before turning himself into police.

Kurt Havelock, 35, reportedly was in possession of an AR-15 assault rifle, described by FBI Special Agent Philip Thorlin as the U.S. military's weapon of choice. He also had 200 rounds of ammunition. But before putting the weapon to use on the crowd, thankfully he had a change of heart.

What sparked his initial desire to commit such a heinous act?

It seems Havelock went before the Tempe City Council back in October of 2007 to get approval for a liquor license for a restaurant called The Haunted Castle, a Halloween-themed bar. But the council turned down his request, 6-1, triggering his anger. Havelock allegedly sent eight copies of a manifesto to friends and the media, Sunday, outlining his planned massacre. According to court records, the following comments were included:

“I will test the theory that bullets speak louder than words ... I will slay your children. I will shed the blood of the innocent. No one destroys my dream. No one...

... Alas, this all boils down to an econopolitical confrontation. I cannot outvote, outspend, outtax, or outincarcerate my enemies. But for a brief moment I can outgun them.”

When authorities searched his vehicle, they also found a letter to the police with the words “do not resuscitate” scribbled at the bottom, which might indicate he was also considering taking his own life after carring out his plan.

Thank God Havelock came to his senses. Had he not, many innocent lives could have been lost and the New York Giants huge upset win over the New England Patriots would have been largely overshadowed by an unthinkable tragedy.


February 15, 2008 at 6:22 pm
(1) footballguru says:

Thank God is right!! I don’t know what this world is coming to but there are way too many incidents like that happening. Good to know that something tragic was avoided.

February 16, 2008 at 8:49 am
(2) Stu says:

that might have made the game more interesting!

February 16, 2008 at 4:31 pm
(3) Rachelle says:

I’m so glad he change his mind. Its bad enough when you hear of school shootings, etc.

February 26, 2008 at 6:52 am
(4) Rashad says:

Freakin EMO idiots like these. Stupid people. They think just because they fail at life and live at home with there moms, they can make everybody else just as miserable by doing crap like this. Maybe when he changed his mind last minute he actually put his brain for the first time in years!

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