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Little Rock Air Force Base Gunman Thought The Military Was Spying On Him Through His Chandelier

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The gunman wounded by security personnel at the Little Rock Air Force Base on Monday morning told police earlier this year that base officials had installed spy devices in his home.

The gunman, Larry McElroy, informed Deputy Atkins from the Pulaski City Sheriff’s Office on January 22 that he had that he had bought a bug detector from eBay. With this detector, he examined household items like his TV, chandelier and stereo, finding three devices which he believes were installed and monitored by “General N. B. Forrest” and “Colonel Sanders” over at the Little Rock Air Force Base.

Atkins promised to write the wild allegations down in a report after McElroy absolutely insisted, but said that the probability the claims were true was very low.

On Monday, McElroy tried to break into the base through the gates while brandishing a rifle. Personnel quickly gunned him down and emergency services rushed him to the hospital. (RELATED: Shooter Taken Down At Little Rock Air Force Base)

It is unclear exactly why he was trying to enter the base, but the police report released on Tuesday revealing allegations of electronic surveillance may provide clues for investigators.

The names N. B. Forrest and Colonel Sanders may relate to a Ku Klux Klan leader and Kentucky Fried Chicken founder, respectively.

Additional police records indicate that in January 2014, McElroy called police and told them that he was being held hostage by 25 men. His father said he was hallucinating. Records also show that he has an arrest record for second and third degree battery.

McElroy, who in fact did serve in the military from 1990 to 1991, also filed for bankruptcy in 2010, claiming he was unemployed and was up to his ears in $230,000 dollars of debt.

The FBI raided McElroy’s home on Tuesday but did not find any explosives after conducting a search.

See an excerpt from the police report here:

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