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BREAKING NEWS — Car Explodes in Penrose

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 09:46 AM
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BREAKING NEWS — Car Explodes in Penrose


www.arlnow.com

A white BMW exploded around 8:15 a.m. this morning in the Penrose neighborhood.

The explosion happened on 9th Street South between Veitch Street and Courthouse Road. No one was hurt, according to fire department spokesperson Lt. Ed Hughes.

The car was parked in front of a single family home, but in proximity of two large apartment complexes: Dorchester Towers and 2121 Columbia Pike Apartments. It is three to four blocks away from the high-security headquarters of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 09:46 AM
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What the hell. At least nobody was hurt or killed.

An experiment gone wrong? Some kid trying to have fun?


Police currently have a “person of interest” in custody, Hughes said. A witness who lives in Dorchester Towers says heavily-armed police apprehended an approximately 18-year-old male on the fifth floor of the building.

An attempted assassination? Possible terrorism? Insurance money? What?

Penrose, Virginia...
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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Will be interesting to see whose car it was. Hoping it wasn't one that belonged to a democratic US Congress WOMAN or someone who works or worked with or for one because that would tip me over the edge of beginning to validate a pattern I think might be emerging here.

Patterns ... www.abovetopsecret.com...


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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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I was going to suggest the same thing? ( noted above )

The pattern here is becoming surreal. Are these acts of anarchy, is the revolution afoot?

Or is this random acts?

Getting very interesting to say the least.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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I guess we will find out sooner or later what's happened, but cars do not randomly explode. Will be following this one although it could just be a freak one off.
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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 12:30 AM
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Is BMW the new Pinto? (Tap-boom)

Acetylene by itself is flammable. Very bright yellow flame with lots of soot. By itself it won't do that much damage. It's common to also have an oxygen tank for welding jobs. Put both gases into an enclosed space and they'll poof out the sides of the enclosure easily, always gas weld in a well-ventilated area.

I once read a story about a couple who had a car with the roof and doors rounded out and no windows. Apparently the guy had an acetylene balloon in the back seat, and something set it off. He was arrested for having explosive devices.

Ah, found the story:

boingboing.net...

Acetylene filled balloon blows up inside car

POSTED BY MARK FRAUENFELDER, FEBRUARY 23, 2006 3:28 PM

On Notes from the Technology Underground, Bill Gurstelle reports that a 46-year-old Wyoming Colorado man did something foolish with a big balloon and some welding gas.

All the windows were blown out, the vehicle doors were bent towards the outside and the roof was pushed about a foot higher than normal. [The occupants said] that they were taking a balloon to a Super Bowl party -- a balloon filled with acetylene, a very explosive gas used in welding -- so they could blow up the balloon while celebrating. However, on the drive, the balloon rolled across the back seat, possibly causing static electricity, and igniting the gas, causing it to explode.The couple said a passer-by gave them a ride home. Deputies called in an ambulance, who took the couple to Swedish Medical Center for possible shrapnel wounds and broken eardrums. Norman Frey, 46, faces a charge of possession, use, or removal of explosives or incendiary devices. He faces two to six years in prison.


Thank goodness I didn't live my teen years in this day and age.
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