Skip to comments.NYPD detains men who had pressure cookers to 'prepare rice'
Posted on 07/26/2014 9:47:48 AM PDT by whatexit
Police detained two men at a Midtown hotel late Friday after a doorman reported they possessed a pair of pressure cookers like those used to make the Boston Marathon bombs. But the men say it was a misunderstanding: They plan to use the pressure cookers to prepare rice, chicken and meat.
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I am leaving New York because of this, he said. We were supposed to stay until Tuesday, but we are leaving Sunday.
DONT LET THE DOOR........
how about Leaving America in Protest!!!
I always carry pressure cookers, pots, pans, spatulas, etc when I travel, doesn’t everyone?????...sarc/
This is a strange story. You stay at a luxury hotel but don’t eat in the restaurant, or call room service. Instead you will cook your food in a pressure cooker???
And now these dudes are offended to have been questioned. So they are going home early. Were supposed to feel sorry for them???
Don’t give my wife any ideas.
I worked at a NY hotel when I was younger. You would not believe how many times we caught Indian tourists cooking meals in their room with a hibachi!
Looks like the kind of place where most guests cook in their rooms...NOT http://www.intercontinentalnybarclay.com/
They should NOT have been released! Anybody stupid enough to travel to a big city with pressure cookers is too dangerous to be allowed to be free.
Where does it stop?
When you are being questioned for checking into a motel with a highly flammable liquid, gasoline, in your vehicle.
Maybe you have what looks like, horrors of horrors, a gun case in your car and some left wing fruitcake thinks you look like a terrorist because you have a TEA Party bumper sticker.
Should they call the cops on you and you be questioned?
This smells to high heavens, and I hope that somebody digs deeper into it.
It is not a good excuse if you are staying in a hotel.
'La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur.' - Auguste Escoffier
(Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Indians have caste rules that often prejudice them against any food they didn’t cook themselves, because you can only be sure your specific requirements were met if you made it yourself.
A camp stove and a saucepan, one could understand, but pressure cookers? No way.
Maybe one day, I can stay in a hotel like that ,with no worry about paying for the night or for room service. That’s a high class place. If these young men were truly innocent of ‘harboring wicked plans’, they are guilty of being ignorant of their surroundings. What does he mean, he ‘knows nothing about’ the Boston Bombings. It’s possible, but not probable.
Good to hear that over a dozen cops quickly responded. Good work, boys. We must remain vigilant.
Are you saying that after Boston, these two should NOT have been questioned?????????????
He was lucky they did not kill him.
That was my first thought too, but then I read the article again, and it said they planned on using the cookers when they got back home to Idaho. But even that stinks since they could have just as easily bought them when they got to Idaho. I've no doubt that they had plans to cook something while in NY City, but it wasn't anything to eat.
Rice? In a pressure cooker?
That was my thought also...
Is a pressure cooker required to cook rice????
The weirdest part is that they are, or claim to be, IDAHO RESIDENTS.
No but there were other ingredients but none were usual suspects for a pressure cooker. Pressure cookers are usually not used by novices. My wife has a Masters in Home Ec and was raised on a farm. She’s one of the few people I know who use one comfortably.
Rodney Dangerfield: I bought my wife a pressure cooker. Now we eat off the ceiling.
Do I believe their story? No.
Rice? In a pressure cooker?
Yes. It’s great if done correctly. It should be cooked in a smaller pot inside the pressure cooker, raised off the bottom so it doesn’t scorch.
Nope, shouldn’t be questioned.
Take a report of who they are, what they look like, what kind of car they are driving and license plate #.
Leave it at that.
If I were to check into a motel with a 55gal drum of diesel in back of my truck should I be questioned by police because some left wing freak thinks I might be another Tim McVeigh?
After all diesel is one half of a bomb and I’m a white male just like Tim McVeigh.
You want to live in a police state, go somewhere else, don’t bring it here.
This is the only way I cook rice. Five minutes once it reaches pressure and then about five minutes while it decreases pressure naturally. Rice comes out perfect every time.
Well, I don’t know much about rice...I haven’t eat rice since 1969 when I returned from Vietnam...I had enough there to last a lifetime...
You are a fool......
Doesn’t a pressure cooker require a stove? Or do they have electric ones now?
In any case, I’m sure they are lying and were planning to make bombs. If the cops released them they are idiots, they should have just charged them with terrorism and found a way to let them stew in jail.
Or pressure cook in jail.
Something like that.
In other words, after they’ve killed a lot people, you’ll have an idea who to look for....Yeah...riiiiiiiiight...
Thank you, I wear that as a badge of honor.
Police staters call everyone a fool that resist the police state, because the police state is a safe state, and only a fool doesn’t want to be safe.
I confess Mr. police state I’ve got a pressure cooker.
What you plan on doing about it, turn me in and have me questioned by the police?
Maybe the police will charge me and everyone else that owns a pressure cooker with part of a grand conspiracy to blow up the world.
Many people go to NY City to find free, brand new pressure cookers.
It's become one of the major attractions.
That part I get. NYC food is expensive and room service is even more so. Getting a plain meal such as chicken, rice and veggies without weird sauces and seasonings can be difficult.
If they're going to be arrested for possession of pressure cookers, it should be a stated policy. Otherwise, what's next? No steak knives? etc
The easiest and most efficient way to cook rice:
One cup of rice & two cups of water + salt in a covered saucepan.
Bring to a boil on the stove/hibachi/three-stone fire/whatever.
Place covered saucepan in a well insulated box. We use large loose pillows filled with Styrofoam (EPS) beads.
Your rice will be ready in 10-15 minutes.
Works great on spaghetti, too.
They couldn’t decide if they found or purchased the pressure cookers.
Yes apparently so, but I still think their story is BS>
And there really is a tooth fairy!
Well, I am sure glad you are proud to be a dumbass...
I am glad you weren’t a teammate of mine in Vietnam...Some Vc points a rifle and you would’ve said, “He’s just checking out his sights...Not to worry...”
The article doesn’t say if they took the pressure cookers out of their car, like did they take them up to the room or did the doorman see them when the bags were being removed from the car or what? Maybe I’m missing something.
In any case, to be so offended after the cops filled them in on what they were supposedly ignorant of doesn’t seem to be the reaction of a reasonable person. I wonder who called the press over it.
I’m with you, to a point.
Trading freedom for security isn’t a good idea, as living under the Patriot Act under the Obama regime has clearly shown.
You do need a lot more than a pressure cooker to create a bomb. If someone was going to supply them with those materials couldn’t they have provided the pressure cookers also. I have been known to buy ammo and other stuff when on the road because I was getting a good deal. I think investigating these two was warranted, but sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
I think because of recent history and the circumstances involved here called for the questioning of the two... They were not arrested, only questioned...
As far as IMR’s analogy of having gasoline in his vehicle, that is probably as stupid a comment as I’ve seen recently...
Everyone has gas in their car...Not everyone carries two pressure cookers to a hotel in New York after what happened in Boston...
Is it the same kind of rice that John Kerry was wounded by in Vietnam ?
Can you cook vegetables and chicken with the rice in that type?
I own a simple rice cooker, it doesn’t have all those buttons, just one for turning it on and I guess it knows when to stop because of the weight of water and rice.
After reading your comments, it seems you go to extremes on everything...The way you talk, any and all police action is a result of being in charge of a “police state”...You want to live in an anarchist society...no control of law at all....