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Gary Brooks Faulkner: The Rocky Mountain Rambo

A month since being picked up by Pakistani authorities, the unemployed construction worker from Colorado remains determined to hunt and capture Osama bin Laden.

Gary Brooks Faulkner is a man obsessed, said Chris Ayres in the London Times. A month since being picked up in the tribal lands of Pakistan by Pakistani authorities, the 50-year-old unemployed construction worker from Colorado remains determined to complete his self-appointed mission: to hunt and capture Osama bin Laden. “He’s insulted my country and he has insulted my God,” says Faulkner, who became a devout Christian while imprisoned on various drug and assault charges. Though arrested in Pakistan carrying a pistol, a sword, and a knife he calls a “pig sticker,” Faulkner insists he doesn’t want to kill the al Qaida leader. “That would make him a martyr,” he says. “All I want is to hold him long enough to alert the authorities who can bring him to justice.” Though he’s weakened by kidney disease, he insists he has a better chance of capturing bin Laden than the military does. “The military man plays by the rules. But my rules are there ain’t no rules.” If he ever corners the world’s most wanted man, Faulkner likes his chances. “The way I see it, somebody’s right here and somebody’s wrong, and I say my God is gonna protect me.”

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