Everitt Aaron Jameson, a former U.S. Marine who was discharged for not disclosing a latent asthma history, had expressed support for terrorists on social media and told an FBI informant he wanted “to join the cause.” An undercover FBI agent claiming to be part of ISIS contacted Jameson by social media. Jameson gave the undercover agent his phone number. Another undercover agent then texted Jameson, and they arranged to meet. Jameson eventually discussed launching an attack and suggested Pier 39 in San Francisco as a target. But Jameson got cold feet and backed out of the plot. “I also don’t think I can do this after all,” he told the undercover agent. “I’ve reconsidered.” The FBI then executed a search warrant at Jameson’s house and found a will, firearms, and a letter praising ISIS. During the search, Jameson told FBI agents he supported ISIS and discussed his plan to carry out an attack. The informant who delivered Jameson to the FBI was paid $2,600, according to the FBI’s affidavit.