Skip to comments.Boat Where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Hid 'Looked Like Swiss Cheese' After Shootout
Posted on 04/21/2013 10:01:54 AM PDT by Steelfish
Boat Where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Hid 'Looked Like Swiss Cheese' After Shootout Tsarnaev was found when Watertown man looked underneath tarpaulin and found the Boston bombing suspect inside
Adam Gabbatt 20 April 2013 The boat that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding in looked like "Swiss cheese" after the Boston bombing suspect's shootout with police, the boat's owner told neighbours.
Tsarnaev was taken into custody after a Watertown resident, named locally as David Henneberry, went to check on his boat and found Tsarnaev inside. Swat teams moved in and a gun fight ensued, resulting in Tsarnaev being captured. He is in hospital in a serious condition.
On Saturday, Henneberry was being hailed as the man who helped end a tense 22-hour manhunt, which, until his phone call to police, had been fruitless.
But it came at a cost. The boat a source of immense pride for the owner, according to local residents was no longer seaworthy, being, as it was, riddled with bullet holes.
"He said the boat was like Swiss cheese," said one neighbour, who did not want to give her name but lived a few doors down from the boat owner.
The resident said she had spoken to Henneberry on Friday night, after police had taken away the suspect.
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Rebecca Heavey, 29, lives in the house behind where Tsarnaev was found. Her backyard is adjacent to where the boat was stored. She described the drama as authorities swarmed over her garden to get to Tsarnaev.
"I just saw all the Swat teams in our backyard with their guns drawn," she said. "We were crawling on our elbows through the house, trying to find a safe place. Our doorbell was ringing and we didn't know who it was, we couldn't see the police. We were terrified."
You can see that boat on Bing Maps down at the elbow of Franklin St in Watertown, MA.
They better buy that man a new boat AND give him a sizeable reward.
My 1 question, if the boat looked like swiss cheese after they were done, WHY was this effer still alive?
and why the hell are we getting ALL this information from other country media and NOT our own!!
so much for the idea the cops used blanks
unless its all outgoing
That’s fiberglass for you. The key is where did the rounds go after they went sailing through the boat? They will be finding holes all over that neighborhood for quite some time.
I’ve heard there is a Facebook effort to raise money to buy the guy a new boat. Wish I could find the page.
Bullet holes usually do result when there's a gun fight. I sure hope no one is blaming the Swat team for returning fire after being fired upon. Personally, if you're dumb enough to shoot at law enforcement people, you just gave up your rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
I just heard on the radio that donations are pouring in to this guy for his boat!
I don’t think the boat owner’s insurance covers this. IIRC, there’s a rider on non-coverage for terrorism. Stinks for them.
was there no reward?
That is a very nice gesture....however, those who shot up his boat should be the ones pooling their money together to buy him a new one.
With all those shots and the bastard still lives?
Haven’t been on FB in a while. I’ll hop on to see if I can find it for you.
Don't assume all the swiss cheese holes were caused by “incoming” law enforcement fire. This dumb ass was shooting in the blind, through the boat, without sticking his head out.
Yeah - blanks and rubber bullets - to try to get the suspect to exhaust his own ammo. (Eye roll)
The boat should have been splintered like the bodies this creep and his brother left in the wake of their bombings.
The boat might be worth a small fortune to someone who collects historical hardware
Terrorism wasn’t responsible, the cops were. Was this the way they planned to take him alive? Seriously? They could’ve fired tear gas into the boat, for heaven’s sake.
Convince me there aren’t those who hope this kid never utters a word.
Proof that a 7 round magazine may just not be enough after all....
Aw c’mon, I doubt that the boat was like swiss cheese. They wanted the guy alive and they did.
Nah, too dramatic a report.
Much has been said about that MIT cop as a “hero”. All he did was sit in his vehicle and be assassinated. Tragic, yes, but the real hero is David Henneberry who had the balls to walk up to his boat, look inside, risk being shot.
Bigger story to me is that, as soon as the public is brought into the picture, the dirtbags are caught. Publication of their photos the afternoon before, which resulted in the euthanasia of dirtbag #1, and then removal of the lockdown the next day, which resulted in the discovery of dirtbag #2 within minutes.
If law enforcement has learned anything, it's to trust and involve the public from the outset, despite the bad rumors circulating initially, coming mainly from...you guessed it...law enforcement. Recall the mess with the D.C. snipers: Police Chief Moose was pushing the idea it was a white man in a white panel van, even after he knew it was two black guys in a dark-colored car. Once he was forced to reveal the real information, a trucker spotted the SOBs at a rest stop, and they were captured quickly.
If this is true, amazing that the owner of the boat wasn’t killed by the young terrorist...there was a SWAT team in the house next door, maybe viewing this, maybe not, and the man was able to walk away from the boat and make a phone call? Pretty unbelievable.
“The boat might be worth a small fortune to someone who collects historical hardware”
Won’t it be seized as evidence? Could be a looooong time before he gets it back?
HE was shooting out of the boat.
The boat will be on eBay next week - and the owner will be able to buy a yacht.
“shootout with police”
But MASS is a state with very strict gun laws! You mean this POS didn’t obey the gun laws?
Hansberry should get the $50,000 reward, and a new boat.
Wow, never thought of that. He could buy a new house and boat.
just think what that boat will bring on eBay!
I feel bad for that boat owner. I hope his insurance covers it.
Watch - - the insurance policy will have a clause: “Coverage does NOT extend to acts of God or shootouts with Islamic terrorists.”
Blanks my a$$.
Outgoing may solve the riddle, but then why use blanks against a terrorist shooting at you?
That boat will replace the Ka'aba within 5 years, and its former owner will want for nothing.
What about a reward for finding the terrorist bastard? Why can’t the swat and the rest of them pool their own money to by this man a new boat?
This man FOUND what hundreds of law enforcement could not.
He should be rewarded. At least with a new boat, and a little something for the emotional drama.....AND THE BRAINS TO CALL IT IN!
IR Video of bomber in the boat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZG1No-Ecojg
Someone should find out how many rounds hit houses in the area.
SWAT with rifles and shotguns with vision equipment and scopes within 25 yards firing many rounds and they could not hit this guy? No wonder a call went out to the perimeter cops to not fire their weapons.
Meanwhile the witness who called the cops is left with a boat with holes and probably will not even get to scrounge up the brass.
Heavey sounds like a typical Boston liberal who believes the media.
The media kept showing the picture of a Dzhokhar when he was a "kid". Heavey responds by calling the 19 year old terrorist Dzhokhar, a "kid".
Here's a more recent photo.
Um, The public did not call in the whereabouts of the brothers. The brothers panicked. They got mixed in with a robbery at a 7-11 convenient store. They made the mistake of attracting a lot of attention by killing the MIT cop. They then carjacked a motorist who managed to escape. He told a gas station operator to call in that these were the terrorists by their own admission. That's when the chase to Watertown started.
If the brothers had kept their cool, stayed out of stores getting robbed, and kept their mouths shut, and did not do reckless acts, they may still be at large.
Yes, the younger brother got caught when the ban on free movement was lifted allowing a homeowner to make the accidental discovery of the fugitive. That ban was stupid. One can only imagine the economic loss at a time when government was expending at an overtime rate. They could just as well have locked down east Watertown and spared Boston, Cambridge, Waltham, Newton, and Belmont the use of brute repression. They had a gut feeling and reasons to believe he was hiding somewhere in east Watertown. In fact he was.
They may not be able to hit the broad side of a barn with 200 rounds, but shoot a boat? Yes we can!
I have the same question. This overwhelming force is so comforting. /s
I'm about a mile away. I heard about 30 to 50 rounds of semi-automatic fire lasting about 10 to 20 seconds. No automatics. No shotguns.
Any policeman/top brass who suggests using blanks to draw this punk’s fire should be instantly sacked from the force and decertified forever. The tactic is incredibly stupid and dangerous, and not just for the cops. Rounds could have hit people blocks away.
What? You act as though the cops were some kind of vandals. They were trying to take down a murdering terrorist, my friend.
Unfortunately the boat sustained collateral damage in that effort, but I assure you, the boat owner fully understands that. The cops may have saved this man's life by sacrificing his boat.
Don't forget, they risked their lives to get this guy.
Yes, insurance policies can have exclusions for terrorism, however this may not meet the definition of a terrorist act. Government insurrection maybe. There was a bit of overkill by the local shoot em up take no prisoners police, but there is a fund to pay for these things by most municipalities. The kid did not do the damage. There even seems to be evidence he couldn’t even move when the gun battle began, and didn’t return fire. Generally terrorism must be conducted by a foreign entity as well. Otherwise its riot, civil commotion, vandalism, etc.
This may be the first time a boat on land was shot that many times.
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