12th White Supremacist Arrested In Florida Terrorism Probe

An anonymous tip led authorities late Monday to the arrest of a 12th member of the white supremacist group American Front, which was broken up last week in Florida as part of a domestic terrorism investigation.

According to the Florida Today newspaper, police arrested Dylan Rettenmaier without any problems at a gas station in Melbourne, Fla., after getting a tip he was there. Rettenmaier, 25, reportedly knew there was a warrant for his arrest and had been camping out near the gas station.

Members of the Florida chapter of American Front were accused of preparing for what they believed was a coming race war by stockpiling weapons, experimenting with the creation of the toxin known as ricin and plotting some sort of “disturbance” on Orlando City Hall.


Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com