Remember this disgusting so-called man?
Back in November 2013, Tyler Smith announced to all of America on NatGeo’s “Doomsday Preppers” of his grand plan for emergencies: to dress up in homemade armor and use his guns to shoot other people and steal their stuff.
In a story with the local Buckley, Washington News-Tribune, Tyler Smith bragged:
“We’re not in it to stockpile. We’re in it to take what you have and there’s nothing you can do to stop us,” Tyler Smith says. “We are your worst nightmare, and we are coming.”
Oh, it got better!
Most preppers, Smith says, are concerned with marauders taking their supplies. It’s not an unfounded fear, he says.
“We are those people,” he says. “We’ll kick your door in and take your supplies. … We are the marauders.”
O’Rly? Put your drink down because there’s more…
As part of his strategy, Smith and Pedrini are developing a suit of armor to wear on his foraging forays. Smith says his homemade protection will be bulletproof, lightweight and stronger than anything sold in a store.
“It will also make me the apex predator in my area, and that’s all that matters,” he says.
The pair used salvaged and bought steel and aluminum. A steel grill from an old security gate makes up some of the protection. Smith wants the suit to weigh from 80 to 100 pounds.
Smith used bathroom tiles wrapped in woven fiberglass and coated in roofing tar as one of the bullet-stopping layers. The suit must survive bullets from .22- and .30-06-caliber rifles and a 12-gauge shotgun, he says.
So, Tyler’s gonna be the APEX PREDATOR with his 80-pound homemade suit of armor made from fiberglass, roofing tar and used bathroom tiles.
Look at him. Does he look like an apex predator?
We can’t believe Darwin hasn’t already claimed this idiot.
Anyway, the latest news in Tyler’s life isn’t good.
He won’t be needing his homemade roofing tar suit anytime soon.
Turns out Tyler is no stranger to taking what doesn’t belong to him.
He’s also got a thing for “communicating with a minor for immoral purposes”.
Translation: He’s a felon and registered sex offender who shouldn’t have any guns.
BUCKLEY, Wash. (KIRO-TV) — When Tyler Smith of Buckley appeared on National Geographic’s reality show “Doomsday Preppers” he did so with rifle in hand. Smith, 26, shoots at targets and tests homemade body armor while narrating his exploits for the camera.
Smith is the leader of the survivalist group Spartan Survival. He founded the organization in 2005 to train and prepare others for various doomsday scenarios.
The problem is, Smith is a felon, convicted of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and theft. He’s not supposed to go anywhere near a gun.
“Even if he doesn’t own the guns, he can’t handle, have those weapons, fire them (or) possess them in any way,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer.
After spotting him on Doomsday Preppers, Sheriff’s investigators began doing some preparing of their own, getting a warrant for Smith’s arrest and picking him up Wednesday morning at a home in Bonney Lake where’s he’s been staying since he left his farm in Buckley.
We’re curious why he left his farm in Buckley. Hmmm?
Smith was prominently featured in a segment that aired in November 2013. On the show, he is seen firing several rifles to test his home made body armor, claiming it is superior to professionally made bullet resistant vests. “It’s going to be light weight and stronger that anything you can buy in the store,” Smith said on the show.
He also bragged for the camera about his plans to raid and loot other doomsday preppers’ supplies when the end times came. “All your shiny AR’s your high powered .308 rifles, your 50,000 rounds of ammo are all going to be ours”, Smith warned.
All his guns and shiny cartridges are going to be Pierce County’s it would seem. And local residents are probably safer for it.
Pierce county investigators say it was those claims, and Smith’s brazen use of firearms on camera that landed him back in jail. “What led us to this guy was himself. He put himself on TV and in newspaper articles and he did things that scared the neighbor,” said Troyer.
Smith is a level one sex offender following his conviction in King county in 2009, but he has not registered with law enforcement since his move to Pierce county. Troyer said he could face an additional charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
Here’s the video story: