VIDEO & PHOTOS Joseph Sean McVey arrested with gun at Asheville airport; wanted to meet Obama

Joseph Sean McVey

Joseph Sean McVey, 23, of Coshocton, Ohio was arrested Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of Asheville Regional Airport just after President Barack Obama had departed in Air Force One after vacationing in Asheville for the weekend.

Around 2 p.m. airport police saw McVey get out of a maroon colored car with Ohio plates carrying a sidearm. Police and Secret Service questioned McVey, who said he wanted to meet President Obama.

The car McVey was driving had police-style LED strobe lights mounted in the front and rear dash, four antennas on the trunk and a working siren box under the steering wheel. Here is a photo of his infamous Pontiac he posted on Twitter:

Joseph Sean McVey's car

(CLICK HERE to see videos of the Pontiac in action that McVey uploaded to YouTube!)

Also found in the car were rifle scopes which are calculations used by gunmen to shoot targets at long range. There are no reports that McVey had a rifle or an actual scope with him at the time of his arrest.

Friends of McVey say that he was an avid Ham radio operator with the callsign K8JSM and he often assisted his local sheriff’s department with traffic control at emergency scene locations through the volunteer group REACT. They claim McVey was also a severe storm chaser, which would explain the camera on the dash and possibly the rifle scope calculations.

Joseph Sean McVey mug shot

Joseph Sean McVey works for Diles Hearing as a “recall specialist.” Here is his brief bio from their website:

J. Sean McVey graduated in 2009 with a Regents Bachelor of Arts from West Liberty University, in West Virginia. He studied music, including music technology, recording technology, classical theory and ear training, and classical piano, as well as writing. Sean also holds a general class amateur (ham) radio operator’s license, and enjoys technical hobbies such as building computers and sound recording. Currently he is working in our Athens office as our Recall Specialist.

Here is a video featuring J. Sean McVey in a Diles Hearing commercial:

McVey has been charged with going armed in terror in public and is currently being held under a $100,000 secured bond for the misdemeanor charge. McVey may face up to 120 days in jail if convicted.