Theophilus Burroughs, Former Teacher, Pees Self During Weapons Bust
A former Stuyvesant High School music teacher cum Hamas-praising weapons seller was busted last night in a Bronx warehouse. Theophilus Burroughs, who sold "high-powered weapons to undercover operatives he thought were connected to Middle East terror organizations," literally wet his pants when authorities arrested him, causing cops to line the cruiser's seats with plastic before bringing him to the slammer, according to the Post.
Burroughs, a former marine, expected to sell night-vision goggles, 200,000 counterfeit cigarette stamps, and bulletproof vests for $10,000 when he arrived at the Westchester Square warehouse. Obviously, things did not go as planned. Instead, the NYPD's year-long investigation finally came down on the former teacher, who was on an unpaid medical leave of absence.
Via the Post,
The arrest caps a yearlong investigation that saw Burroughs allegedly negotiate the sale of firearms -- including AK-47s, assault rifles with scopes and .40-caliber guns -- during "deals" with informants in which he praised Hamas and Hezbollah and suggested killing cops and Jews, sources said.
On another occasion, the informants gave him a Koran and said they wanted to do "something big." He suggested they blow up a police station, a police car, or the Jewish Community Center on Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street, the source said.
Burroughs, who called Hamas "my people" and said "Hezbollah good, Hezbollah strong," according to a Post source, faces charges of weapons possession, forgery, and a litany of other things. Not to mention the indignity of pissing himself in public. Adult diapers aren't very badass, we guess.