JANESVILLE, Wis. - A man accused of breaking into a Janesville gun shop and stealing 18 weapons says he had no plans to harm the public while he was on the run for 10 days.
Joseph Jakubowski called WTMJ-TV from jail on Friday. He told the station that he wanted to go to North Dakota to "get off the grid" and the media stoked public fear. He also expressed anger at the government and the "system."
Jakubowski is accused of stealing the guns on April 4 and was arrested after a manhunt, which ended after he was discovered in a remote area of western Wisconsin.
He says the manifesto he sent to President Donald Trump is proof that he had no violent intent.
Authorities were fearful of what Jakubowski might do because of that rambling statement.
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