The FBI arrested Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, 29, of Florida this past Wednesday for reportedly buying a gun from an undercover agent. According to WMBF, McDowell admitted to the agent that he was planning an attack, "in the spirit of Dylann Roof." McDowell is an ex-convict who built connections with white supremacists while serving prison sentences for several offenses, the report says.
"I got the heart to do that shit," McDowell told the agent. "But I don’t have to the good training."
Though he didn't give away his plan, McDowell reportedly told the FBI agent he was trying to figure out how to attack non-whites without getting caught. He also went showed his hand on the Facebook page of Temple Emanu-El Conservative Synagogue in Myrtle Beach.
No one ever said white supremacists were the smartest people in the world.