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Wash. driver of gas-soaked SUV promised 'bloodshed'

Registered sex offender says he did it to get the attention of the FBI, as local Sheriff's Office 'wouldn't do anything'


By Meredith Somers
The Washington Times

WASHINGTON — The man who drove a stolen gasoline-soaked SUV into a downtown office building and attempted to light it on fire told the car's owner that "there will be bloodshed," a prosecutor said Monday in D.C. Superior Court.

Charles Ball of New Market, Md., stated that he would "make people pay for their actions" during a voicemail he left before the crash for the female acquaintance who owns the car, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jin Park said.

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