Yesterday we ran a post noting that Dr. Joseph Sakran, the Johns Hopkins surgeon and ardent advocate of gun control, had posted images on Twitter of what he claimed was a threat he received in the form of a cartoon image of a handgun on a piece of paper placed on his car’s windshield.
There was just one problem. The image he posted of the “threat” clearly showed the reflection of the doctor’s garage ceiling which raised obvious questions about the authenticity of his claim.
It took Twitter about 14 seconds after he posted the image of the supposed threat to call him out on the fact that the photo was obviously taken in his garage. Now Dr. Sakran has deleted the tweets from his account without explanation.
Somehow, we had a feeling he’d do that. Fortunately we took screenshots of the tweets — including the part where he likens himself and Martin Luther King — for posterity’s sake.
We’ve reached out to Dr. Sakran via email asking why he deleted the tweets and offering to publish anything he’d like to write about the incident here, unedited. We’ll let you know if and when we hear from him.
In the mean time, here are the tweets he deleted: