The rifle stayed in the vehicle and no one at the pool asked to press charges, the officer said in the report. “This is an informational report showing the state of mind of Travis Reinking,” the report said. An officer also called Reinking’s father, who was out of state. The pool director told the responding officer that a man in his 20s barged into the pool wearing a pink women’s housecoat, the report states. 35.517491
Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Victims Include College Students, Employee
Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Suspect Taken Into Custody
Travis Reinking, the suspect in the Nashville-area Waffle House shooting that left four people dead, was still at large Monday after being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” list. Reinking was living in an apartment above his father’s business, a crane-rental company in Tremont, Illinois. Authorities are warning the public to keep their doors locked and eyes open while he is on the loose. Of those four weapons, one was the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle recovered from the shooting scene at the Waffle House. The swimming pool incident
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released this photo of 29-year-old Travis Reinking, who is a suspect in a shooting that took place at a Waffle House in the Nashville area on April 22, 2018. He was arrested in early July 2017 in Washington, DC, after he breached a White House security barrier and told the US Secret Service he wanted to meet with President Trump. Later in the day, the officer said in his report, “I called back Jeff Reinking and advised him of what happened and when he gets back home he might want to lock the guns back up until Travis gets mental help, which he stated he would.”
The White House incident
Reinking’s guns were taken away again a few months later. The employee told police that Reinking yelled, “Is this what you f—ing want?” before he threw his rifle in his vehicle’s trunk and left. The two other guns could still be in Reinking’s possession, police said. Another firearm was recovered Sunday from Reinking’s one-bedroom apartment. Police also fear he’s still armed with a rifle and a handgun. In August, the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office seized four firearms and ammunition from Reinking’s apartment along with his state firearm owners identification, according to an incident report. The man dove into the pool, took off the coat and swam around in his underwear. “The officers did not believe they had any legal authority to withhold the weapons,” said Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston on Sunday. After his arrest, the FBI and the Secret Service coordinated with local law enforcement to investigate Reinking and remove firearms from his possession, said Matthew Espenshade, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s Nashville office. Later that day, the Tremont Police Department responded to a call at a public pool, according to another incident report. The first time, Reinking’s guns were apparently taken away by his own father. When he got out of the pool, he shouted at lifeguards that he was a man and exposed his genitals to them, the report states. An employee at the business called the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office in June 2017 to report that Reinking came down from his apartment wearing a pink dress and holding a rifle, an incident report states. Meanwhile, several members of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office went to the crane-rental business to speak with Reinking. “We need to be on solid legal ground in order to seize someone’s property.”
Investigators now believe that Jeffrey Reinking returned the guns to his son.