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Man Arrested At LAX With Grenade In Luggage  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1988 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

This guy was looking too much TV !!!

A man wearing a body armor, with flame retardant leggings and knee pads under his coat was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a Customs and Border Protection officer found a smoke grenade and several weapons in his checked luggage for a flight to BOS.

A smoke grenade can set a fire I guess, so a very good job by the security agents this time.... this dumb*ss could cause a serious accident...


http://gma.yahoo.com/man-wearing-bod...02641934--abc-news-topstories.html


Rgds.
G.


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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7915 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Oh, smoke grenade? That's a far cry from a frag grenade or something. Strange story I guess, but nothing that Earth shattering. Wonder what he was trying to do


Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

Several weapons indeed...

Quote:
In addition to the smoke grenade, officers found three leather-coated black-jack billy clubs, a collapsible baton, a full-face respirator, several knives and a hatchet.

Perhaps even more disturbing, officers also found body bags, a tyvex biohazard suit, various masks, duct tape, hand cuffs, leg irons, flex cuffs, oven mitts and cooking tongs.


User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

Sorry, I couldn't resist posting this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHZISoNlqAA


User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1988 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 3):
Sorry, I couldn't resist posting this:

LOL !!! I was thinking you had posted the first scenes of Lethal Weapon 4, with the guy "inside" a body armor and using all sort of heavy weapons against everything around him.... Danny Glover doing like a chicken to distract that nut is one of the best scenes ever made in Hollywood !!!    

BRgds.
G.



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User currently offlinesyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2034 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2638 times:
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I don't know whether to be more worried that he had this or that he made it through Japan and Korea with it.

User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2597 times:

I thought I saw on CNN that TSA is now talking to it's counterparts in Japan trying to figure out why agents there didn't notice all the stuff this guy had.

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7595 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2545 times:

The one thing I wanna know is: What the heck was he doing with all that stuff?


次は、渋谷、渋谷。出口は、右側です。電車とホームの間は広く開いておりますので、足元に注意下さい。
User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2517 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 7):
The one thing I wanna know is: What the heck was he doing with all that stuff?

Yeah, the most benign interpretation I can think of is that he has... uh... kinky interests... but that doesn't explain the police batons and body armor. Other than that, spree killer who didn't think he could get a gun past security, or perhaps couldn't buy one in the previous countries he was visiting? Though I don't know what he'd need with cooking tongs for either purpose.

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 3):
Sorry, I couldn't resist posting this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHZIS...NlqAA

I hate the comments on that video, it's clearly ridiculous visual humor for the most part, the type of thing the rest of that movie does so well, but the two viewers who left a comment seem to think it's some kind of prescient social commentary on what the actual TSA does, which I really have to assume, whatever else goes one with them, does include stopping people who are walking under the metal detector with full-size machine guns.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7595 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 8):
Yeah, the most benign interpretation I can think of is that he has... uh... kinky interests... but that doesn't explain the police batons and body armor. Other than that, spree killer who didn't think he could get a gun past security, or perhaps couldn't buy one in the previous countries he was visiting? Though I don't know what he'd need with cooking tongs for either purpose.

It doesn't explain the smoke grenade either.



次は、渋谷、渋谷。出口は、右側です。電車とホームの間は広く開いておりますので、足元に注意下さい。
User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5650 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 2):
oven mitts and cooking tongs.

 

Since when are those classified as weapons?


This guy is either mentally ill, or.... no, sorry, that's the only logical explanation for having that kind of stuff. He either believes in the pending zombie apocalypse, wanted to make a scene, or wanted to commit an attack.



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 10):


Since when are those classified as weapons?

I guess the report just listed every single thing they found in there? Though I can't think of any reason to carry an oven mitt on a trans-Pacific flight, really. Maybe he was worried his smoke grenade would cook off in his hand and wanted some heat protection?


User currently offlineplanereality From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Anyone know what airline he crossed the Pacific on? Specifically what his exact itinerray was? Each article I read says something a bit different. I'm curious because the name of the airline is left out in each and every article...


Andiamo!
User currently offlinesyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2034 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
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Quoting planereality (Reply 12):
I'm curious because the name of the airline is left out in each and every article...

I think I remember seeing Asiana in one article. He connected from Japan through ICN so that would make sense.


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