We ripped on bloated Doomsday Prepper Tyler Smith in November for his shameless plan to loot his neighbors at gunpoint in the event of a disaster. He is the antithesis of real preppers, who tend to be self-sufficient people intent on helping themselves and others in the event the worst comes to pass.
It was obvious during the cringe-worthy episode that Smith possessed no more than a room temperature IQ, but asserting that he was even that smart turns out to have been far too generous:
Smith was prominently featured in a segment that aired in November 2013. On the show, he is seen firing several rifles to test his home made body armor, claiming it is superior to professionally made bullet resistant vests. “It’s going to be light weight and stronger that anything you can buy in the store,” Smith said on the show.
He also bragged for the camera about his plans to raid and loot other doomsday preppers’ supplies when the end times came. “All your shiny AR’s your high powered .308 rifles, your 50,000 rounds of ammo are all going to be ours”, Smith warned.
Pierce county investigators say it was those claims, and Smith’s brazen use of firearms on camera that landed him back in jail. “What led us to this guy was himself. He put himself on TV and in newspaper articles and he did things that scared the neighbor,” said Troyer.
Smith is a level one sex offender following his conviction in King county in 2009, but he has not registered with law enforcement since his move to Pierce county. Troyer said he could face an additional charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.