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Homeless Man Allegedly Lived In Army Barracks As Soldier For 8 Months

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posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 10:07 PM
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Today, in the world of "if this is true you just can't make this sh#t up", I bring you this....



For the last 8 months, a civilian with a fake [common access] card has been living in the [Special Forces Group] temp barracks claiming to be an [explosive ordinance disposal] tech,” the post says. “So embedded he was, that he had been dropping new privates off at in-processing.”




The man was caught driving under the influence Tuesday, and his story began to fall apart. Military police searched his room, reportedly discovering stolen army equipment (including rifle ammunition and a uniform), along with “a large cache of DVD porn.” The man even reportedly had a roster full of soldiers’ personal information.


News story from The Daily Caller, a site I will willfully admit I don't know much about.

Apparently, the picked this story up from this fb page which they claim (and it appears from my gleaning it a bit) is a "popular military page".
Never heard of it myself, but that is the reason I am bringing it here to you guys and that is the reason for placing it in this particular forum.

What do ya'll think? Is this legit?
To me, the story from the daily caller screams bs, but in visiting the fb page I'm not so sure anymore. Some of the responses there are startling...to say the least.

IF this is true, this is just insane. After Fort Hood one has to wonder how in the hell this could happen.

I'll withhold further comment until some opinions and/or facts come through...my bet is it is fake, but anymore one just can't be sure really.

So much for all that security us taxpayers are paying for




posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 10:12 PM
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Now I know where our porn collection went after we got back from Afghanistan.



posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

HA!

All joking aside though, your input about the legitimacy of this one would be rather handy, to say the least.
Heard any chatter on this one? I'm sure you got some contacts.



posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: Jakal26

Not any more man.

I am on terminal leave and far from it.

Weird stuff happens on post. A lot of it funny, just like this.

Security breeches like this aren't common.



posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Gotcha.

Yeah, it's funny in a this is some crazy sh#t kinda way...but not funny at the same time. It's disconcerting, to say the least.




Security breeches like this aren't common.


Yeah, but it doesn't have to be common to be devastating.
If this guy could do it...well, I don't think I have to spell it out.



posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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Ok...maybe I was wrong.
This one is getting seemingly more legit.

Here is The Fayettevill Observer reporting on it.

And then www.fayobserver.com... ml an update on their site as well.

Wow....just wow.

And now they've let this guy go? What?



posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: Jakal26

New policies will go into effect.

Most Army posts are huge with a lot of open land. Not exactly impossible to get on base.



posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: Jakal26

I have seen some strange things in the service this seems plausible except for him having a service rifle. State side they keep those under lock and key with accountability. However I was never in an SF unite, but my pops was and he said they could get whatever they wanted most of the time way back then. Things were a lot different between the SF then and when I served by his own account. How much different I wouldn't know.



posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 10:53 PM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

I don't think they were specifically stating it was a service rifle, just one he had in his possession.
The chatter on this one seems to be leaning to confirmation.

Reading through a lot of the comments at the sources and the fb page I linked and some were claiming to be on base and were confirming it happened.

Disconcerting....



posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 11:48 PM
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Back in the 1970s we had a sailor that was discharged at the end of his enlistment.

He was a 2ed class yeoman mate and knew all the navy paperwork for transfers and just made up the paperwork putting himself in a barracks on base at 32 street navy base while going to UCSD he also had a card for the chow hall to eat..

What better free food and housing while going to collage on the GI bill .



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 12:12 AM
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a reply to: Jakal26

When I was much younger I moved from the east coast to Calgary and lived on a Military base . I ate at the mess at times .I had to get up early and leave at times .My cousin was in the infantry and I had someone on the inside so ..it helped ..just saying .



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 01:03 AM
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originally posted by: ANNED
Back in the 1970s we had a sailor that was discharged at the end of his enlistment.

He was a 2ed class yeoman mate and knew all the navy paperwork for transfers and just made up the paperwork putting himself in a barracks on base at 32 street navy base while going to UCSD he also had a card for the chow hall to eat..

What better free food and housing while going to collage on the GI bill .


Wow, it is crazy how folks think of these things. Personally, I couldn't wait to get on the plane and away from the minutia when discharged. But that's just me.

However, the OP story is current and concerning that people with a bit of knowledge can slip in and get away with this in the current state of affairs 'war on terror'. When I was in the Army back in the late 80's I could have easily walked off with plenty of M-16's and M-60's if I would have been disposed toward to such an act. I would hope security all around was tightened up much more in the last 15 years at least.



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 07:13 AM
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my son-in-law is in 3rd group, So I will ask him and let you know if he says it's legit.



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 08:31 AM
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a reply to: Jakal26



“a large cache of DVD porn.”


How they found out the cache was large? ..., that part of the room search took a while I guess.



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 09:01 AM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: Jakal26

I have seen some strange things in the service this seems plausible except for him having a service rifle.


I'm not sure they have .300 win mag in the armory. Although they could, mind you, they keep a few of nearly everything at the FB armory just in case you have a burning need to dick around with something.



State side they keep those under lock and key with accountability. However I was never in an SF unite, but my pops was and he said they could get whatever they wanted most of the time way back then. Things were a lot different between the SF then and when I served by his own account. How much different I wouldn't know.


The TO&E is unlimited, more or less. It depends on your captain and what you can sell to the LTC. Having live ammo in your quarters in garrison would be odd but not unheard of. Or so I hear.

I'd say the worse and a bit more creepy issues is that CAC. While I'm sure you can fake a working CAC, I'm not sure how Joe Homeless Guy does. If it's just someone's old dead CAC with a photo glued on, there's places it's hard to get around without it being functional.



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Jakal26

New policies will go into effect.

Most Army posts are huge with a lot of open land. Not exactly impossible to get on base.



at Bragg, you can just go through the visitor center, but it's SO open, you can easily wander in. Just a hike through the woods.



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: Jakal26
a reply to: Grimpachi

I don't think they were specifically stating it was a service rifle, just one he had in his possession.



As I understand it, he had the ammo, they're looking for the rifle.



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 09:06 AM
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originally posted by: network dude
my son-in-law is in 3rd group, So I will ask him and let you know if he says it's legit.


When you speak to him say "If you can dream it, you can do it...and this guy had a DREAM!"

Then laugh.




posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 09:07 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: Jakal26



“a large cache of DVD porn.”


How they found out the cache was large? ..., that part of the room search took a while I guess.


They're going to have to watch it all...to be sure.



posted on Dec, 22 2015 @ 09:08 AM
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I'm wondering if he was former enlisted that knew the base where he lived, I'm also curious why he wasn't caught during weekly room inspections and the random health and comforts. Did he have a roommate? Lots of bases scan your CAC so how did he get a fake one? Sounds kinda untrue, but anything is possible I guess.



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