Married Muslim Converts Arrested in Arkansas for Making Terroristic Threats
A husband and wife in Northwest Arkansas have been arrested on terror charges after allegedly threatening a waitress in a local diner. "People like you are the reason we kill," the wife reportedly said to the victim. She further threatened the waitress on social media by posting a picture of her husband in "Muslim attire" kneeling with an assault rifle. This was not the first time the couple attracted the attention of law enforcement.
Police say Daphne Ridenour, who also goes by Daphne Crawford, and her husband Alan Crawford made terroristic threats to a waitress while eating in Mel's Diner in Prairie Grove.
After the incident in the diner, investigators say the couple continued making threats on multiple social media websites.
According to the police report, on May 24, Alan Crawford was frustrated at Mel's Diner. Alan Crawford was upset because his order was taking too long and he thought the food was too expensive, according to the report. Alan Crawford reportedly said, "Only a Christian would treat them like that," because they practice Islam.
Before the Crawford's left Mel's Diner, it is reported that Daphne Crawford said,"People like you are the reason we kill."
Daphne Crawford also threatened a victim on a Facebook post saying her husband would show up with an AK-47. According to the report, Daphne Crawford sent the victim a picture of her husband in "Muslim attire" kneeling with a weapon described as an assault rifle.
The victim of the social media threats says the FBI is also involved in the investigation of the couple.
Next page: The Crawfords had a long list of encounters with multiple law enforcement agencies.