Wichita Mayor Threatened Over Mask Mandate

Wichita Mayor Threatened Over Mask Mandate


A man is facing possible charges due to threats made to the mayor of Wichita, Kansas.

Wichita police stated that Meredith Dowty, 59, was caught sending text messages containing questions about the mayor’s address and plans to hurt Mayor Brandon Whipple.

According to the Associated Press, the mayor told authorities that Dowty, a retired firefighter, had planned the cut Whipple’s throat citing the city’s COVID-19 mask mandate. Dowty also allegedly mentioned restrictions that didn’t allow him to see his mother who was living in an elderly home.

“He said he was going to kidnap me and slash my throat and he needed my address because I needed to see the hangman — me and everyone who, something about tyranny,” Whipple said, according to The Wichita Eagle.

“It sounded like the person was very upset about pretty much mask mandates and he said something about not being able to see his mother because of COVID restrictions on elderly homes,” the mayor added.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was threatened with a plot to kidnap her by six men who were later charged in federal court for conspiring to kidnap. Eight other individuals that were charged in

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