No details yet from the LA Times on what the “misconduct’ was, but per their Navy source, it was enough to get him discharged. Hmmmm.
An all-around bad guy or a guy with a strange, violent dark streak to him? Here’s a curious report from a Seattle website about an incident Alexis was involved in back in 2004. One day in May of that year, he walked out of his house with a gun and shot up the rear tires of a car owned by construction workers that was parked in the driveway of the home next door. Quote:
When detectives interviewed workers and a manager at the construction site, they told police Alexis had “stared” at construction workers at the job site every day over the last month prior to the shooting. The owner of the construction business told police he believed Alexis was angry over the parking situation around the work site…
Following his arrest, Alexis told detectives he perceived he had been “mocked” by construction workers the morning of the incident and said they had “disrespected him.” Alexis also claimed he had an anger-fueled “blackout,” and could not remember firing his gun at the victims’ vehicle until an hour after the incident.
Alexis also told police he was present during “the tragic events of September 11, 2001″ and described “how those events had disturbed him.”
His father reportedly told cops at the time that Alexis had helped with “rescue attempts” on 9/11 and that he feared he had developed anger management issues related to PTSD because of it. Did he … just snap today? He didn’t “just snap” against the construction workers; by their account, he seethed for a month at them. And read this Politico piece about the logistics of the Navy Yard shooting. The building where it all went down is very tightly secured, requiring multiple checkpoints to gain entry. This guy clearly planned things carefully. But why?
Here’s video of a couple from Fort Worth who remember him as a waiter at the Thai restaurant they frequent. Nothing too newsy, although for what it’s worse, the woman says he recently spent at least a month in Thailand. He spoke the language and was, per a friend who talked to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a Buddhist. His political affiliation: None, based on voter registration records. Stay tuned.