Updated: Sunday, 15 Feb 2009, 10:28 PM MST
Published : Sunday, 15 Feb 2009, 10:28 PM MST
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (KRQE) - FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (KRQE) - A bizarre situation at an Arizona gas
station landed a New Mexico woman in jail on terrorism charges.
Sheri Zulpo, 30, is accused of threatening to start an explosion and threatening to kill President Barack Obama.
Police said Zulpo was in Williams, Ariz. last Thursday, when she threatened to blow up a gas station, and then made threats against the President’s life.
Zulpo rammed her truck into a fuel tanker, and then tried to light the fuel storage tankers on fire with a cigarette and a lighter, according to police.
Officers and the fuel truck driver eventually wrestled her to the ground.
Some of Zulpo's East Mountain neighbors spoke to News 13 about their reactions to the allegations.
Zulpo's landlord described her as a quiet person who kept to herself.
Another neighbor, who asked not to be identified, told News 13 that he is shocked by the severity of the statements Zulpo is accused of making.
"It's kind of surprising as far as she went, but I knew she was a little bit off," the neighbor said. "Thank goodness she didn't blow up here, that's all I can say."
The Arizona case is not Zulpo's only brush with the law.
New Mexico court records show numerous charges for domestic violence and aggravated assault on a peace officer.
The records also state Zulpo has a history of paranoid schizophrenia, violent tendencies and bipolar disorder.
Zulpo is in the Coconino County Jail in Flagstaff, Ariz. charged with terrorism, attempted first degree murder and endangerment.
Zulpo could also face federal charges.