1975: Returns to Asia and renews U.S. Passport in Singapore
1976: April, 1976, arrested in Hong Kong for possession of 44 pounds of marijuana. Imprisoned for 15 months. Conviction overturned in 1978.
1978: April; deported from Hong Kong. Visits brother Aubrey in Los Angeles and then comes to Washington for six months.
(photo: Continental Hotel, where Mayer worked as maintenance man)
1978-1982: November 1978-Febrary 1982. In Miami. Works and lives at the Continental Hotel until new owners fire him in late 1981. Works at another hotel until Feb.28, 1982, when he's laid off.
April 11, 1982: Fired from a job at Versailles Hotel, Miami Beach; heads north shortly thereafter.
May 27, 1982: Attempts to buy dynamite in Hazard, Ky.
June 7, 1982: Arrives in Washington and takes a room at the Downtown Motel on New York Avenue, where he stays off and on.
(photo: Mayer talking to someone in front of White House)
Dec. 8, 1982: Killed by U.S. Park Police after threatening to blow up the Washington Monument. (photo: Washington Monument)
Dec. 17, 1982: Ashes interred in Arlington National Cemetary.
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