The flamethrower anti-vaccine leader who said pharmacists should be ‘executed’ for trespassing
A leader of an anti-vaccine organization, who recently traveled across the country to make citizen arrests of Democratic governors, found himself behind bars and held without bail, a prison official confirmed on Tuesday. from Jefferson County.
Police arrested self-proclaimed “Vaccine Police” anti-vaccine chief Christopher Paul Key on Tuesday for felony intrusion into the third-degree charge. He has since been held in the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham, Alabama, the Daily Beast reported.
The suspect appeared in court earlier Tuesday for a separate arrest at Whole Foods in April, in which he was cited for trespassing.
“I have court today at 1:30 am downtown,” Key wrote to the media ahead of his hearing, “It will be interesting.”
Meanwhile, in a series of five videos uploaded to Telegram on Tuesday afternoon, Key recorded himself appearing in court but was barred from entry because he had to mask himself.
“I was arrested because I wouldn’t wear a mask,” he said at one point, “And that’s what it is! “
Key would then refuse to wear a face covering, citing a “medical and religious exemption”. He further argued that he was allowed to “record” in the courtroom for his “protection”.
“I am completely sane. I don’t need a lawyer, ”he told News7h at one point. “I am a free man.”
On Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Key was arrested by “the bailiff” after “he was placed in jail by the judge.”
The anti-vaccine itself has claimed it is “serving” state officials a series of documents to show that COVID-19 vaccines, which are deemed safe and effective by health authorities around the world, are supposed to be a “biological weapon”.
In late December, Key organized a road trip with governors of Democratic states, including Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, about their vaccine mandates.
“And yes, if the other governors are trying to do what Louisiana did,” he said in the video. “Yes, we will also arrest all of these governors. “
Key would also document the trip in a series of Telegram messages, where he showed an arsenal of weapons, including a flamethrower and high capacity firearms, in his possession.
It first gained national attention in August after threatening to ‘execute’ pharmacists for administering COVID-19 injections in Springfield, Missouri, and called it a ‘crime against humanity “, According to the WHNT.