You probably won’t find too many kids with fake guns bursting into TV studios in the United States demanding airtime, mostly because people with real guns would be likely to shoot them. In Europe, on the other hand, not that many people carry guns, so Dutch teenager Tarik Z actually made it on air in Holland (he was also a lot better dressed than most of his American counterparts).
The Telegraph reports that he’s really into some of the classic conspiracy theories, like the Freemasons and New World Order:
Former classmates of a teen who stormed the studios of Dutch national TV demanding airtime before being arrested described him on Friday as a “normal guy”, but one fascinated by conspiracy theories.
“Clever, pleasant and a bit of a loner, but certainly not a crazy guy,” one of the 19-year-old’s former classmates at Delft Technical University told the daily Algemeen Dagblad.
Another former classmate told the NOS public broadcaster, where the drama played off, that the teen, seemingly normal, had a rich imagination and was “often in his own world.”
“In recent years he was interested in conspiracy theories involving the Free Masons and a ‘new world order’,” the student said.
The man, a first-year student at Delft Technical University, forced his way into a studio at the NOS broadcaster’s headquarters in the city of Hilversum Thursday evening waving what turned out to be a fake pistol and demanding airtime…
[continues at Telegraph]