Skip to comments.Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport, charged with having bomb-making materials
Posted on 11/17/2012 7:00:43 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
A Southern California man was arrested at Oakland International Airport after security officers found him wearing an unusual watch they said could be used to make a timing device for a bomb, authorities said Friday.
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McGann was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin where he was charged with possessing materials to make an explosive device, sheriff’s officials said. He was still in custody Friday night and could not be reached for comment.
McGann told Transportation Security Administration officers that he’s an artist and the watch is art, Nelson said.
OK this sounds like he was DELIBERATELY being stuid and yes I would charge him too
In this day and age we dont need people pretending to have the equipment to make a bomb- that’s just not funny and takes up a lot of valuable time- he should be charged to pay for all of that
The WATCH, ... I could have granted him some leeway... but the boots ‘modified’ to contain extra insoles just is ‘in your face’ asking for it.
Just another example of how we have given up our liberties for the perceived safety of the slave collar.
The man said he was an artist and that the Watch was a piece of art. I can believe that easily.
As far as being a bomb timer. Many digital watches with a audible tone can be configured that way too. At least if you can believe the Hollywood movies. ;)
I guess that they need to close every Radio Shack in the country,because everything needed to build a timer is right there on the shelf.
Not everyone gets art I guess.
Don’t give them any ideas!
Did you see that the watch had switches, wires and fuses and this part “While no actual explosives were found, McGann was carrying potentially dangerous materials and appeared to have made alterations to his boots, which were unusually large and stuffed with layers of insoles”. WTF kind of artist is he? Was this some sort of elaborate performance art or something more sinister? Weird story!
If he was doing it on purpose.
I think when they say carrying potentially dangerous materials.. they are referring to the watch, etc.
As far as the shoes I’m not sure.
God knows what you’d do if I passed you with my umbrella.
They'd pop off the crystal, pull off the minute hand, then put the crystal back on and thread a screw into it so the hour hand would hit it when it came around. One wire to the watch case, and the other to the screw.....
“made alterations to his boots, which were unusually large and stuffed with layers of insoles.
Just elevator shoes for the poor!!!
They determined he wasn’t making a bomb and wasn’t a threat, but charge him for having what is essentially a strange watch? “bomb making materials”?
Our law enforcement authorities are becoming dangerous and out of control at virtually every level. I hope he can get good lawyers and sue someone’s ass off over this. Probably can’t/won’t happen though....
I agree. They determined he wasn’t a threat but charged him anyway because they didn’t “like” what he had on him.
Lots of terrorists have engineering backgrounds. They are not stupid, just crazy. They get the stupid to strap on the bombs.
Sounds like North Korea.
What charge would that be...suspicious boots?