Ordinary, Decent Criminal Watch: 07/03/2008
This is one of those good news / bad news kinds of stories.
By Moe Lane Posted in Archived | Bombs | NYC | Terrorist attacks — Comments (8) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
At about 5 p.m. yesterday [July 3, 2008], an unidentified thief with a police record broke into a red van that had been parked at 53rd Street and Second Avenue in Brooklyn's Sunset Park for about a month, a source told The Post.
He was stunned when he looked inside - it was filled with gas cans and Styrofoam cups containing a mysterious white substance with protruding wires and switches.
The good news? The would-be thief drove said van safely out of the way, then called a cop that he knew to report the situation. No word yet on whether it was an actual bomb or not (reportedly, the license plates don't match, which itself sounds suspicious), but the cops have indicated that the thief isn't likely to get charged with anything.
And, do you know something? I'm fine with that. If that thing was a bomb, it was set up right next to a school.