Skip to comments.Man claiming to be vampire prompts bomb scare near courthouse (Seattle, of course)
Posted on 03/12/2010 4:04:00 PM PST by Stoat
A two-block section of Third Avenue near the King County Courthouse was closed for two hours Friday morning after a man carrying an object that resembled a pipe bomb told people he was a vampire looking for food. Bomb-squad officers took the 33-year-old man into custody near the main entrance to the King County Courthouse about an hour after police received the first call at 8:11 a.m.
Police said the man had a section of pipe taped to his arm.
"It was fashioned to look like a pipe bomb, but it was not a real explosive device," police said in a news release Friday afternoon, after the device had been examined and taken apart.
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(note to Seattle Police: The 'focus' control on your camera is usually the knurled bezel on the end of the lens. Rotate this in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions until sharp focus is achieved.)
There is raw video available at the main article link and it's only slightly better quality than the above photo. Nothing particularly exciting happens in the video.
According to police, employees of a Second Avenue mission said the suspect, clad in black and covered in duct tape, had come into the mission "and threatened to blow the place up." He then told staffers "that he was a vampire and wanted to eat people."
The man, who also called himself "a space cowboy," showed the pipe-like device taped to his wrist. Staffers ushered the man out of the building and called police.
There are times when even the quality of the insane people here in Seattle disappoints me. "sigh"
Why does a member of the undead, who can turn into a bat and control the actions of the feeble-minded need high-explosives, exactly?
Good thing he wasn’t a zombie looking for food when there aren’t any brains in Seattle.
I think it’s been almost three years since I’ve been downtown.
Suddenly... it occurs to me why that is.
Plenty of brains in Seattle,just very few functional ones.
They should have taken him off to jail — told him there would be free food at taxpayer expense.
Well, at least the Seattle Police are getting better at this. The guy from Western State Hospital (where they keep the mentally ill) that had a Samuri Sword kept them at bay for almost a whole day.
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Auditions for recurring roles in the Twilight series of films are only getting more and more brutally competitive, obviously.
I miss all the fun!