We got word earlier this evening that the FBI arrested our General Ballduster in Houston. We’ve been waiting for the local Houston station to broadcast the story since they were the ones on the ground that actually got him arrested. But it was really you guys who emailed the story to each other until it got into some hands that recognized him.
He looks like a soldier. He says he’s a soldier. But he’s not a soldier. And now he is facing charges for lying about his resume. When we started asking questions, so did the FBI.
The man, who the FBI says is nothing but a fraud, even showed up in a military uniform at Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s inauguration. The problem is that he didn’t earn any of the medals he was wearing.
Michael Patrick McManus was arrested Friday night after a federal judge signed a warrant for his arrest. The FBI says he was arrested without incident. The blog reads like an old time wanted poster: Wanted for stolen valor. Do you know this man? Reward.
“Just looking at the guy, the appearance is that he was a truly decorated serviceman,” said a man who took one of the photos of McManus.
I farted around with the embed code for the video and couldn’t get it right – just go to the link to see it.
Thanks to Mrs. Greyhawk for the poster.