Skip to comments.SAMARITAN THIEF ALERTS COPS TO 'TERROR' VAN
Posted on 07/07/2008 8:32:45 AM PDT by Marechal
He's a criminal, but he "did the right thing" when it mattered - alerting cops to what he feared was a terror plot the day before the Fourth of July.
At about 5 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified thief with a police record broke into a red van that had been parked at 53rd Street and Second Avenue in Brooklyn's Sunset Park for about a month, a source told The Post.
He was stunned when he looked inside - it was filled with gas cans and Styrofoam cups containing a mysterious white substance with protruding wires and switches.
The street is lined with brownstones, and there's a ballet studio and a small Muslim school. So he drove the van 15 blocks to 37th Street and parked it at a desolate waterfront location behind the Costco store and next to some little-used piers....
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
I am glad he's getting a pass on this one. Throw the book at him for the next one.
Cop: "son, you did the right thing. You were just lucky there weren't any anti-tamper devices."
Thief: "anti- what? what the heck are those?"
Cop: "you mean you didn't check???"
Thief: "check for what?"
Cop: "a wire running form the bomb, attached to the door or the ignition switch. You know ..."
Thief: "OMG, OMG, OMG." [starts rocking back and forth, shivering]
Cop: "You are one lucky SOB."
He has some good at his core so there’s hope for him.
“I may not turn an honest dollar, but I ain’t no traitor!”........from some movie........
Tampering with a crime scene, leaving his fingerprints there, moving evidence...no crimes committed - nothing to see here - moving along now...
Article says it was parked in front of a small muslim school.
Good for him!
“Then he got out and called a cop he knows from his run-ins with the law.”
“Article says it was parked in front of a small muslim school.”
perps or vics?
My guess would be perps. Someone assoicated with the school.
Of course, it could be both. We’ve seen the false staged Muslim persecution before.