North Dakota man planned to flip Trump's limo using a forklift

9 month ago

The North Dakota man who was accused of plotting to use a forklift to "kill the president" pleaded guilty on Friday.

Gregory Lee Leingang, 42, stole a forklift and entered Trump's motorcade route while he was visiting Mandan, 6 miles east of Bismarck North Dakota in September 2017, according to US Assistant State's Attorney. His intent was to flip the limo and get to the president and then assassinate him. The forklift got stuck in a gated area, and Leingang was caught by local police as he tried to escape. He later confessed his plot to authorities.

He entered a plea deal with federal prosecutors and was sentenced to five years in prison for the forklift's stealing, he also serves time for pleading guilty to other charges and expected to be in jail for decades.