Skip to comments.Toy robot detours traffic near Coors Field (Pansy Alert)
Posted on 12/07/2010 7:05:32 AM PST by Notary SojacEdited on 12/07/2010 7:07:07 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
A robot met its end near Coors Field tonight when the Denver Police Department Bomb Squad detonated the "suspicious object," bringing to an end the hours-long standoff between police and the approximately eight-inch tall figurine.
Denver Police Spokesman Matt Murray said that a citizen called police at 3:27 p.m. to report the presence of the plastic white toy robot cemented to the base of a pillar supporting a footbridge near the intersection of 20th and Wazee streets. Police closed 20th Street between Blake Street and Chestnut Place, but did let a few people past the police tape to retreive cars parked in nearby lots. Nobody was allowed within about 100 yards of the robot.
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NO terrorist attack could cause as much damage to our country as we cause ourselves by this lily-livered, panicked over reaction.
And a reply in advance to any Freeper who suggests that this is a "dry run"....You, sir, are a pansy, and an idiot.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Widow Barbie, $19.95.
($17.95 at Walmart.)
Black Widow Barbie, $15.95...
($15.95 at PC Walmart.)
The mayor hid himself in the beer cellar of his Brew Pub!
I think you're being too hard on them. Yeah, it's funny now that it turned out to be nothing. We'd have been lauding them as heroes if it had turned out to be something.
OK, I can see someone maybe using some 5 minute epoxy or superglue, but cement? I think someone might notice when someone brings in a sack of quickcrete, a bucket of water etc in and start mixing it up.
I’d walk right up to that toy robot and give it a swift kick. Furthermore, I would not categorize my action as requiring any significant ration of courage.
Tragic that it has come to that.
Then again look at the FPV RC controlled videos going around now. FPV RC planes have a decent range. One could put some plastic explosive in one and do a lot of damage.
There are regs in the works that will limit not just FPV but most likely ALL RC vehicles, especially planes.
The terrorists are winning.
Our national stupidity has gone to infinity.... and beyond!
San Fran East, Chickenpooper country. This is what happens to a cow town when Kalefornia think invades. Put in a Berka next time for real effect.
Personally, I choose to live as a free man (not a number ;-)) by not getting nervous.
They should have yelled "Klaatu Berada Nikto" at it. Would have saved a lot of time.
Let’s lighten up on these Cops, shall we?
It’s easy to armchair quarterback this from afar, but if you were the law enforcement person responsible for dealing with this I suggest your opinion might be much different.
Oregon is wrapping up a trial of two men right now who are accused of planting a bomb near a bank two years ago that killed 2 police officers, maimed a third and a bank employee. The bomb exploded in the bank after the police had brought it inside to examine it. They didn’t think it was a real explosive device and it detonated while they were trying to pry the lid open.
These days you cannot tell what some maniac has thought up to try and injure people, and “cementing” an object of any kind onto the base of a bridge should trigger a response by law enforcement. This toy could have easily been packed with explosives. Remember the toner cartridges that were found to be full of PETN? How hard would it be to do the same thing with an object like this one?
I’m glad it turned out to be a false alarm. It could easily have been otherwise.
Oh, it was glued in.
Then I thought of this...
Looks like an old toy, doesn't it?
The dustbin of history fills to overflowing.
That’s what the kids thought...
Given the pansy nature of Americans these days, it is no surprise. Americans have given up their freedoms for the security provided by morons.
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