Pastor Terry Jones was reportedly arrested in Polk County, Florida just before 5pm ET Wednesday for “transporting hazardous materials.” When he was pulled over by police, Jones had 2,998 kerosene-soaked Korans in the bed of his pickup truck as well as in a large barbeque grill he was towing behind him.
Jones’ arrest came just minutes before he was scheduled to burn the Muslim holy books near Tampa Bay, as outlined on the Facebook page for the event. The Ledger newspaper posted a photo of Jones being taken in by the local sheriff on Twitter just before 6pm ET.
Jones came to prominence by threatening to hold the highly-controversial “Burn a Koran Day” on the 9th anniversary of 9/11 in 2010. He was also one of the loudest voices in opposition to the “Ground Zero Mosque” project.
Watch Orlando’s WOFL-TV break the news below:
[photo via Twitter]
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