Probably High Waxahachie Man Was Prepping for Doomsday Until Police Found Guns and Explosives in His Car

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Out of the entire universe full of objects of potential interest to human beings, there's only one thing Clayton Earthman enjoys enough to like on Facebook. It's Doomsday Preppers, the National Geographic reality show about otherwise sane Americans steeling themselves for the post-apocalyptic nightmare they're sure is just around the corner.

Eastman, though, isn't a mere spectator. He's a prepper himself. At least that's what he told Dallas police after they pulled him over Wednesday for running a stop sign on Lovett Drive in Pleasant Grove.

Eastman didn't volunteer this information at first. It's not, after all, a subject that's broached during most routine traffic stops. But then officers spotted the gun sitting in plain view on his floorboard and, after a brief search, various bomb-making supplies. These included several hand-written notes describing how to build various explosive devices and booby traps. The ATF found more of the same at his home in Waxahachie.

There's another, equally elegant explanation for how Eastman came to have his car stocked with weapons: drugs. Eastman admitted in an interview that he'd used meth three days before. Whether he considers himself a meth addict isn't clear from documents filed in federal court today. It also isn't clear whether the methadone he's been taking for the past year has helped him kick his heroin habit. But he was very clear on one point: He's pretty sure he's addicted to marijuana.

That's quite the chemical cocktail, enough to make anyone hole up in a bunker. Eastman's problem -- aside from the drugs -- was that he wasn't holed up. He was driving through Dallas, which got him arrested and charged with being a drug addict in possession of a firearm.

(h/t The Dallas Morning News)

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13 comments
Travis Stafford
Travis Stafford

Dallas Observer, I DO enjoy your posts and news. In reference to this article, I hope this man can get the help he needs to kick heroin without getting addicted to something else in the process. Good luck!

Carmen Victoria Elmendorf
Carmen Victoria Elmendorf

I don't get the addiction angle-who cares? Is he going to plea "addiction" on the level of an "insanity" plea? There is NO EXCUSE!

T.j. Gray
T.j. Gray

Don't let the door hit ya....

Bradley Herron
Bradley Herron

No, I'm good thanks. Any person being of sound intelligence knows how to identify a biased story when the first two words of the title begin as "Probably high". I have no opinion on the article itself. I just absolutely hate bad journalism.

Danni McCarthy
Danni McCarthy

Isn't that about right....the good looking ones normally are "looney"

Micheal Heath Waid
Micheal Heath Waid

Perhaps, Bradley, had you read the article, you would understand the headline. I'm sure you will be dearly missed.

Bradley Herron
Bradley Herron

Dallas Observer, your posts and news is incredibly ignorant and horrible. Your like a shitty mock up of the Enquirer, except lesser known. If you observe anything, it should be on how to report. I'm in no way reflecting my opinion of this article. I stopped reading the title after I read the first two words. That's exactly how long it took me to become uninterested and disgusted with yet another example of human ignorance being publicly displayed with a clear bias. I'm not only going to dislike your news, from now on, I'm telling every single person I meet in the Dallas area to avoid your news - as it is on the level of garbage.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

He doesn't strike me as The Grove type.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

I think we can just let the Left cry itself out.  

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