US man, fearing world`s end, built bombs: Feds

Last Updated: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 10:05

Owensboro: A man has pleaded guilty to making bombs, claiming he feared the end of the world after watching the disaster movie "2012".

The Courier-Journal reports that James Byron Birkhead told federal agents he was making bombs to protect his family when the government fails and food riots occur.

Agent Kevin Kelm, with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, says police were called to Birkhead`s home in Owensboro when a social worker sent to check on the well-being of Birkhead`s daughters heard that he was acquiring weapons.

On Thursday, the 52-year-old pleaded guilty in US District Court in Owensboro to possessing and manufacturing explosive materials without a license.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 04. The government has recommended a six- to 12-month sentence.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 10:05

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