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Police say hijacked big-rig was carrying vacuums, not fertilizer
AP via SFGate ^ | 5/21/7

Posted on 05/21/2007 12:50:02 PM PDT by SmithL

Los Angeles (AP) -- A hijacked big rig that police believed was carrying tons of potentially dangerous fertilizer was actually holding a less threatening cargo — vacuum cleaners, authorities said Monday.

The truck was being driven from Texas to Northern California when it disappeared from an industrial area. The Los Angeles Police Department publicized the theft as a precaution because the truck at that time was believed to be hauling 10,000 pounds of fertilizer.

Certain types of fertilizer can be used to make explosives.

After further investigation, police said the missing goods were commercial-style vacuum cleaners, not fertilizer.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: fertilizer; hijack; vacuum

1 posted on 05/21/2007 12:50:07 PM PDT by SmithL
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No s##t?


2 posted on 05/21/2007 12:50:38 PM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: SmithL

That sucks.


3 posted on 05/21/2007 12:51:40 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: SmithL

Well, that....sucks.


4 posted on 05/21/2007 12:51:47 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: SmithL

So THAT’S where the giant sucking sound is coming from.


5 posted on 05/21/2007 12:52:02 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: SmithL

Maybe instead of blowing up a building the hijackers plan on sucking it up?


6 posted on 05/21/2007 12:52:59 PM PDT by Risky-Riskerdo
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To: MozarkDawg
A hijacked big rig that police believed was carrying tons of potentially dangerous fertilizer was actually holding a less threatening cargo — vacuum cleaners . . .

Excuse me, those things are scary.

(Public private joke. Everyone else, carry on).

7 posted on 05/21/2007 12:54:08 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Spruce

Nothing sucks, like an Electro-Lux!


8 posted on 05/21/2007 12:56:07 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SmithL

vacuum cleaners, of course.

sounds like fertilizer to me , Homeland Security grade. ;-)


9 posted on 05/21/2007 12:56:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... For want of a few good men, a once great nation was lost.)
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To: SmithL

No, just vacuums.


10 posted on 05/21/2007 12:58:18 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: Risky-Riskerdo

OK, just Spaceballs flipping the switch from “blow” to “suck”...


11 posted on 05/21/2007 12:59:46 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Tradition is merely a group effort to prevent the unexpected)
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To: Spruce

They were afraid it would blow. But it only sucked.


12 posted on 05/21/2007 1:01:39 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: SmithL

Housekeeping criminal syndicate grows bolder.

Stolen vacuums and illegal workers.

What’s next, endangered bird feather dusters for the Capos?


13 posted on 05/21/2007 1:02:16 PM PDT by Sax
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To: SmithL

That sucks.


14 posted on 05/21/2007 1:03:08 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Go Rudy Go! (And take McCain with you!))
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, that Chertoff has been piling it high and deep for a long time.


15 posted on 05/21/2007 1:05:06 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: SmithL

How do you misread a manifest that badly? It may not have been fertilizer, but something still smells.


16 posted on 05/21/2007 1:05:41 PM PDT by Ingtar (...right wing conservatives are growing tired of crawling on bloody stumps looking for scraps - JRob)
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To: SmithL

I abhor this development.


17 posted on 05/21/2007 1:06:10 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: SmithL

I dunno. 10,000 pounds of vacuum can mess up your whole day. :)


18 posted on 05/21/2007 1:07:20 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Larry Lucido

Nature? That you?


19 posted on 05/21/2007 1:07:21 PM PDT by Famishus (North of the equator, the Death Spiral is clockwise.)
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To: SmithL

Maybe it’s a delivery for the influx of illegals we can expect once the new amnesty - i mean - “immigration reform” bill passes...


20 posted on 05/21/2007 1:07:36 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Just Remember , To folks like Kennedy and Chertoff, Job #1 is Comprehensive Immigration Reform. vacuum that. ;-)


21 posted on 05/21/2007 1:07:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... For want of a few good men, a once great nation was lost.)
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To: SmithL

implosion?


22 posted on 05/21/2007 1:14:48 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Calling Libs *rats* is hate-speech against rodents.)
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To: Ingtar
How do you misread a manifest that badly? It may not have been fertilizer, but something still smells.

It may have been fertilizer cleverly disguised as vacuum cleaners to throw off the jihadists.

23 posted on 05/21/2007 1:15:20 PM PDT by Risky-Riskerdo
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To: Ingtar
How do you misread a manifest that badly? It may not have been fertilizer, but something still smells.

If nothing else, the reporting does. How can someone write up a story like this and not have the modicum of curiosity it takes to ask such an obvious followup question?

24 posted on 05/21/2007 1:22:26 PM PDT by Eroteme
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To: SmithL

The terrorists were planning on burying them next to sidewalks and trying to suck up small children and dogs.


25 posted on 05/21/2007 1:29:45 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: SmithL

“But, Achmed, you said we needed to implode the infidels!”


26 posted on 05/21/2007 1:49:07 PM PDT by LexBaird (PR releases are the Chinese dog food of political square meals.)
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To: LexBaird
We came to CA to steal a lot of BLOW.

You guys suck!

27 posted on 05/21/2007 2:00:14 PM PDT by MooseMan (Sarcasm included at no additional charge)
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To: Sax
Stolen vacuums and illegal workers. What’s next, endangered bird feather dusters for the Capos?

Don't worry, nature abhors a vacuum.

28 posted on 05/21/2007 2:30:30 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: SmithL

How on earth do you steal a big rig and not get caught?


29 posted on 05/21/2007 2:37:41 PM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: NormsRevenge
CIR? Same as CFR? I'll have to think up some conspiracies using those acronyms for the hosing of the American public by the elite and the arrogant.

CONSPIRACY does have C and R...

"Comprehensive" is becoming a code word for tax hikes and loss or dilution of Constitutional protections.

30 posted on 05/21/2007 2:46:09 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Sweet Hour of Prayer
You do nut do it at Donutland.


31 posted on 05/21/2007 2:50:44 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: Calvin Locke

The only three letters you need from Conspiracy is...

CON..

Sounds like one to me.


32 posted on 05/21/2007 3:38:29 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: massgopguy
Nothing sucks, like an Electro-Lux!

Even with an Electro-Lux, suckage may vary...

33 posted on 05/21/2007 4:27:13 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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To: dighton
Excuse me, those things are scary.

Reason No. 856 why it is better to have a dog for a pet than a cat:


34 posted on 05/22/2007 9:39:45 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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