man accused of trying to blow up gas pipeline

Damn. Some craziness out of Texas... Authorities are investigating a man who was badly injured last week in an explosion while allegedly trying to plant a homemade bomb at a gas regulator station in Plano: Injured man still critical after Plano neighborhood blast.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Anson Chi, a self-described "author, politician, model, activist and retired engineer" who's had some previous trouble with the law. His writings indicate that he has serious mistrust of the government, but the weirdest part for me is the problems he apparently had with his own ethnicity:
Thursday, FBI agents returned to Chi's parents home for a second time, removing more canisters and containers. Technicians removed at least one explosive device, which was later detonated in rural Kaufman County.

News 8 learned Chi published a 2008 e-book titled "Yellow on the Inside, Shame on the Outside," where he discussed his frustrations with his parents, threatened to kill himself and admits he needs counseling. He claims it's fiction, but based partially on his life.

He calls himself a "former Asian." He wrote: "I renounce my ethnicity (Chinese) because I do not like the egregiously selfish and deplorable culture."

Chi also posted an online tirade on YouTube, ranting against the government, physically ripping apart a federal income tax form and swearing. Chi often said there is no law requiring average American citizens to pay income tax.

"I will not file, nor will I pay a single penny in income tax until I see the law," Chi said in the video.
Yeah. This guy had problems. Chi was critically injured in the blast, which caused minmal damage to the station. (He told police that he had been jogging and was hit by a car.) Federal prosecutors have charged him with poassessing an explosive device. More here: Plano man behind explosives probe shared mistrust of government.

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