CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT)- A Chesterfield marine is suing members of the Chesterfield Police Department and Secret Service after he says he was illegally detained over his Facebook posts.
The controversy began in August 2012 when Brandon Raub made several posts on his Facebook page. The posts said things such as, "The revolution will come for me. Men will be at my door soon to pick me up to lead it" and "Sharpen up my axe; I'm here to sever heads."
The latter statement is a song lyric, but it and other Facebook posts launched an investigation by local and federal authorities. Officers from the Chesterfield Police Department and Secret Service then showed up at Raub's front door.
Cell phone video captured the marine being handcuffed and put into a police vehicle. Raub was then brought to a Hopewell hospital to undergo a mental evaluation.