Cops: Houston Man Attempted to Blow Up Confederate Statue
NOT THE RIGHT WAY
A 25-year-old man faces federal charges after allegedly attempting to blow up the Dick Dowling Confederate monument in downtown Houston. Andrew Schneck was taken into custody Saturday after being spotted carrying boxes full of duct tape, wires, potentially explosive white powder, and a liquid later determined to be nitroglycerin. Asked point-blank by a park ranger if he intended to “harm” the statue, Schneck reportedly replied in the affirmative, adding that he did “like that guy.” Per the criminal complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Schneck faces a charge of attempting to maliciously damage property receiving federal financial assistance.