The detailed plans – never carried out – spelled out on a recording of Texas attorney Jason Van Dyke involved close surveillance, a potential ambush attack resulting in a killing, an escape, a faked death and – if violence wasn’t feasible – a psychological terror campaign. “I want this guy cowering in a corner with his dogs wondering when I’m going to show up and come for him,” Van Dyke said. An informant captured Van Dyke discussing the potential plots on a recording obtained pursuant to an Open Records Act request by Hatewatch from the Oak Point, Texas, police department. Van Dyke was once a prominent leader in the hate group the Proud Boys. (…) On the recording obtained from the Oak Point police department, Van Dyke describes how he used the Proud Boys in Arizona to track down the condominium complex where Retzlaff lives, what kind of security is there, what type of cars Retzlaff drives and even how many dogs he has. Van Dyke, speaking to an unidentified man, said he preferred using a “long gun” to shoot Retzlaff rather than a pistol. “Most people survive a pistol shot, and I don’t want him to survive,” Van Dyke said. The plan, though, ran into a few hitches. Van Dyke spoke of reviewing satellite images of the condominium complex, the security there and having problems figuring out which cars belong to Retzlaff. “My people on the ground have been unable to lay eyes on him, but they’ve got pictures. They’ve got very recent pictures,” Van Dyke said on the recording provided by the police. Van Dyke eventually concluded that killing Retzlaff at the condominium wasn’t feasible, so he moved on to a plot to kill his antagonist off-site. “The only other place we know he goes is a P.O. box, which is where he gets his mail,” Van Dyke said.