Sorry if this has been posted already. It broke today and searching showed nothing. This seemed the forum for something rather general in nature.
Marines detained with military explosives described as 'remorseful'
Two Marines taken into custody in Redondo Beach in connection with explosive devices found in the back of their pickup truck were described by a
local police captain as “remorseful.”
My goodness.... Desperados! Explosives! Marines! Combat Stress! DANGER DANGER DANGER! All things that come to MY mind these days after seeing the tag
line and buzz words of the story.
What on earth?
They were apparently approached after being called by their base and told to stay put for police contact.
The Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb squad was called to the scene and employed a robot to investigate the devices. Ten explosive devices,
commonly referred to as artillery simulators, were found inside the truck, police
After all this... Whew... Close one! ..no one hurt and no harm done. Now what horrible devices could these marines have had?? The headlines have
spoken in recent times about Soliders with Grenades and C-4 cubes off base and in the real world. So...What did they take that evacuated part of the
Galleria of all places and brought the Bomb Squad running?
That is the 'dangerous' and terrifying device. The story said the Marines were 100% cooperative and horrified at the trouble this all caused so I am
sure they explained...in advance..what these are. I know them by having played with them as big firecrackers growing up out there. A friend got a case
of them from where he'd been working and they used them as non-lethal devices to scare the Seals off the docks and Marina spaces they shouldn't be.
These are deafening.....and if I were HOLDING one when it went off...well, I wouldn't be using a keyboard in life again...but I just can't look at
this with a straight face and call it anything more dangerous than a *BIG* version of 'crimped' Picallo Pete. Anyone dated enough to recall that
A sign of time times though. When even pure training devices that I can buy very similar versions of at the Fireworks store out on the interstate
cause such a major crisis, perhaps we're all taking ourselves and each other just a little TOO seriously. These were U.S. Marines...and they were
cooperative. I don't see the reasoning here. I just don't.. Anyone else think this was a prudent use of Police resources?