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MD: Man Charged After Fake Grenade Found In Apartment(MD)
wbaltv.com ^ | 14 December, 2011 | NA

Posted on 12/16/2011 5:15:34 AM PST by marktwain

CASCADE, Md. -- Maryland fire investigators said a Washington County man was charged after a fake hand grenade was found in his apartment.

The Maryland fire marshal's office said 58-year-old Philip Charles Taylor was charged Tuesday with manufacture of a phony destructive device and possession of a phony destructive device. Officials said a county sheriff's deputy and the owner of the apartment on MacAfee Hill Road found the object while serving an eviction notice.

Bomb technicians and state investigators were called to the scene and determined the object was a non-explosive device.

The fire marshal's office said Taylor was later arrested on the 13000 block of Ritchie Road.

Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/29994736/detail.html#ixzz1ghc1QxSj


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: banglist; fake; grenade; md
So little information that we cannot tell whether the charges are justified or bogus. If the fake grenade was rigged to resemble a booby trap, the charges could be justified.

If it was just displayed as many have seen, as a joke, then the charges would be bogus.

1 posted on 12/16/2011 5:15:37 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

“If it was just displayed as many have seen, as a joke, then the charges would be bogus.”

I’d hate to think that a person could be arrested and charged on the ‘symbolism’ alone.


2 posted on 12/16/2011 5:18:26 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: marktwain

Agreed. Otherwise, what’s next? Arrested for playing army with toy guns?


3 posted on 12/16/2011 5:22:28 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: marktwain

Oh for cryin’ out loud!

How many hand grenade cigarette lighter have you seen in your life?

What’s next, they raid your house for the possession of a pineapple because “it looked like a grenade”..?


4 posted on 12/16/2011 5:24:10 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: marktwain
MD is run by real asshats.


5 posted on 12/16/2011 5:24:59 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marktwain

This was a phony charge, too. Right?


6 posted on 12/16/2011 5:27:20 AM PST by Jemian
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To: equaviator

You may aw well get used to “hate to think” then. Because, in the age we now live, if one’s actions, deeds, or thougts do not conform to wht the ruling elite deem appropriate, one is subjuct to much woe.


7 posted on 12/16/2011 5:27:58 AM PST by sport
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To: marktwain
the manager of mechanics at the place I retired from 2 years ago, had a grenade on his desk and it was a ‘real’ dummy grenade....

picture is worth at least 999 words...so


8 posted on 12/16/2011 5:30:17 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: marktwain
First this is Maryland - Md is a police state which is very unfriendly to the 2nd amendment. Second how could the charges be anything but bogus? It was a FAKE grenade. How many of us have seen these dummys at gun shows or seen one labeled complaint dept? Third, the Sicherheitsdienst found it while serving an eviction notice. Is an eviction notice the same as a search warrant? Not being a lawyer, I can't definitively answer this one, but I'm guessing not.

This is just another example of the police harassing the citizenry.

9 posted on 12/16/2011 5:31:23 AM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: marktwain
If the fake grenade was rigged to resemble a booby trap, the charges could be justified.

I read about this yesterday. Under the law the "manufacture" and "possession" of a "phony destructive device" is only illegal if the intent is to threaten, harass, intimidate, etc.

Of course, "intent" is always in the eye of the beholder, right?
10 posted on 12/16/2011 5:32:42 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Travis McGee

I keep one of those by my bedside, never have had any complaints.....


11 posted on 12/16/2011 5:33:28 AM PST by usmcobra (Happiness is a belt fed weapon.)
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To: marktwain

When I was a kid, I had two Mk 2 grenades, a 40 mm shell, and a 2 foot belt of 7.62x39 linked ammo. All real training dummies. I took them to school for show and tell. Times have changed.


12 posted on 12/16/2011 5:39:04 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: sport

“You may as well get used to “hate to think” then...”

I think not. I’d rather assume that The American people would never allow themselves to be so compliant with such tyranny.


13 posted on 12/16/2011 5:40:11 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: usmcobra

“I keep one of those by my bedside, never had any complaints...”

I am assuming we are talking about a fake hand grenade right? (giggle, blush)


14 posted on 12/16/2011 5:41:17 AM PST by momtothree
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To: marktwain

I hate how pussified the country’s become. In the old days, lots of guys in America had one on their desk, and used it as a paperweight.

The pineapple grenade was the most popular.

They weren’t even “fake.” They were real grenades that had been disarmed.

What’s happened to all of those things? Must’ve been millions of them. Bomb squad haul them all off? One at a time? Past some hyperventilating lib who fainted when he saw it?

Guess I better go through dad’s stuff, just in case. Make sure there aren’t any in there. Go bury them in a field somewhere. Don’t want to get hauled off to Guantanamo for owning a paperweight.


15 posted on 12/16/2011 5:44:38 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: marktwain
Remember the good ole days when the back of Popular Science advertised all sorts of cool stuff in the back pages and companies could actually write ad copy "Really scatters the gang when you throw this baby in their midst." Just imagine trying to throw "this baby in their midst" today. Jail time.


16 posted on 12/16/2011 5:47:44 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: marktwain
If the fake grenade was rigged to resemble a booby trap, the charges could be justified.

What is interesting is that a citizen can't even have a plastic toy if he wanted one, at the same time, MD SWAT teams will routinely throw live grenades (flash-bangs) into a private dwelling with the intent and purpose of wounding and disabling the occupants - and that is cool and acceptable.

No double standard here.

17 posted on 12/16/2011 5:47:49 AM PST by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Take that school nowadays and you’re likely to shipped off to Gitmo pronto.

Times have changed, indeed.


18 posted on 12/16/2011 5:53:05 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: marktwain

Man, am I glad my basement is not in Maryland.


19 posted on 12/16/2011 6:16:14 AM PST by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: marktwain
Did it look like this?


20 posted on 12/16/2011 6:21:24 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: equaviator

Teh “American people” are the ones that put obama in the White House. The “American people” are the ones that put the Democrat Party in control of the House and Senate in 2006 and 2008. The “American people” are the ones that said it was o.k. for the TSA to give them rectal exams when they flew if it would make them “feel secure”. Each time that I can recall, when allowed to choose freedom over “being made to feel secure” the “American people” have chosen “being made to feel secure”. The “American people are the reason we are in the mess we are today. Why? Because the “American people” put the individuals that put us where we are today in political office by a majority vote.


21 posted on 12/16/2011 7:06:18 AM PST by sport
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To: equaviator
...I’d rather assume that The American people would never allow themselves to be so compliant with such tyranny.

ass+u+me

/sarc

22 posted on 12/16/2011 7:08:48 AM PST by Studebaker Hawk (These geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassy)
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To: marktwain

“”with manufacture of a phony destructive device and possession of a phony destructive device””

I guess they don’t know the definition of “phony.”


23 posted on 12/16/2011 7:12:09 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: thackney

The pin on that is backwards - grenades are designed for right-handed people. Hold grenade in right hand, thumb of right hand on spoon, pull pin with left hand.

You have depicted a left-handed grenade.


24 posted on 12/16/2011 7:19:34 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: marktwain
Philip Charles Taylor was charged Tuesday with manufacture of a phony destructive device and possession of a phony destructive device

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Now possession of a PHONY destructive device is a crime???!???!

So road flares are felonies, I guess. They look like dynamite sticks!

25 posted on 12/16/2011 7:27:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: Travis McGee
What is really funny is that real grenades look like this now.


26 posted on 12/16/2011 7:29:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: marktwain


27 posted on 12/16/2011 7:35:51 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: marktwain
Buy all the deactivated military surplus grenades you want at Amazon and 1,000 other vendors.


28 posted on 12/16/2011 7:46:04 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: marktwain
If the fake grenade was rigged to resemble a booby trap, the charges could be justified.

how so ??? it was afterall a fake...

if i build a plastic model of a racecar, does it have to be proven to be emission compliant ???

like you said, too little real info in the story, but we're in dangerous territory of all being 'bomb makers' for having the standard stuff under the kitchen sink...

29 posted on 12/16/2011 7:49:36 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: patton

I’m fairly certain the intended operation of the complaint grenade does not include the successfully throwing of it.


30 posted on 12/16/2011 7:50:39 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

True, that.


31 posted on 12/16/2011 7:58:50 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: marktwain

Could they possibly have busted this guy for owning an inert (phony) hand grenade???

One doesn’t like to think so, but this being Maryland....


32 posted on 12/16/2011 9:27:28 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: sport

If not for voter fraud and maybe even Obamafraud, I’m not sure that Obama would have been elected in the first place. I’m not sure he would’ve made it past the primaries. I assume there was much voter fraud working in favor of Obama but what I don’t know is how much there was and how much of a factor it will be again in November of 2012. It’s “By Any Means Necessary” with those people and if you don’t believe that then well, that’s your prerogative.


33 posted on 12/16/2011 12:22:53 PM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: equaviator
It’s “By Any Means Necessary” with those people and if you don’t believe that then well, that’s your prerogative.

I believe that. I have posted more than one time the 2012 election will be dirty, nasty, and mean. It is going to be a knock down and drag out brawl. It will separate the boys from the men and the girls from the women. It will be no place for the faint hearted. The Communists have came too close to accomplishing their goal to be twarted by the results of an election.

34 posted on 12/16/2011 1:47:22 PM PST by sport
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To: marktwain; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

So, will he need a fake attorney, and will he serve time in a fake prison?

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


35 posted on 12/16/2011 9:23:09 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: equaviator

You might be disappointed if you’ve seen what I have. Many people wouldn’t just be compliant, they’d be downright cheering (can’t count how many times I’ve seen people flat out declare that there are no such things as rights and one’s life and property are PRIVILEGES given by government).


36 posted on 12/17/2011 9:39:45 AM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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