Jessica Prim arrived in New York on Wednesday, loaded down with a stash of illegal knives and a plan to “take out” presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. But when she decided to livestream her mission on Facebook, she was quickly detained and arrested by police officers, a victim of her own bizarre conspiracy theories which she had repeatedly posted on social media.
The Daily Beast reports that Prim, a 37-year-old dancer from Illinois, was obsessed with the QAnon conspiracy theory which alleges that prominent Democratic officials are part of a cabal that abuses children:
“Prim’s Facebook page is filled with references to QAnon, a conspiracy theory that holds that top Democrats like Biden and Clinton are cannibal-pedophiles scheming to undermine Donald Trump. Prim encouraged her Facebook fans to check out QAnon ‘clues,’ anonymous posts from the anonymous person or group of people who direct QAnon believers. In a Facebook video posted just hours before her arrest, Prim ranted about a fictitious video—’Frazzled Rip‘—that QAnon believers claim features Clinton and former Clinton aide Huma Abedin murdering a child.”
Fortunately, Prim’s manic actions and where she went once she arrived in New York alerted authorities to the odd nature of what she was doing and led them to question her and then take her into custody during her livestream:
“Prim appears to have gone to the pier because she was convinced it was near the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Comfort, the hospital ship that was sent to New York City to help with the coronavirus pandemic. A faction of QAnon believers have become obsessed with the Comfort, convinced that it’s being used to rescue ‘mole children’ abused by the ‘cabal.’
Prim now faces more than a dozen charges, including criminal possession of the knives she was carrying and possession of marijuana.
Other QAnon believers have also been apprehended when they attempted to act on the conspiracy theory which seems to overtake their lives and drive them to outrageous, illegal actions:
- Two QAnon adherents were charged with the murder of a New York mafia boss
- Another supporter pleaded guilty of a terrorist incident at the Hoover Dam
- Some QAnon believers have been involved in attempts to kidnap children,
Before she was taken into custody, Prim posted this on her Facebook page:
“Hillary Clinton and her assistant, Joe Biden and Tony Podesta need to be taken out in the name of Babylon! I can’t be set free without them gone. Wake me up!!!!!”
It doesn’t appear that Jessica Prim will be “set free”anytime soon.
Here’s the video of Prim’s arrest:
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