posted on May, 17 2012 @ 12:23 PM
Super Mod "Don't Tread on Me" advised to post this here and it will be moved to appropriate forum.
I'm a long time reader, first time poster!
I live in NW Ohio near Toledo in a rural area. Two Sundays ago, a good friend of mine went to a local and very rural gun range to practice his skills.
He has his CCW permit and goes there frequently. On this day he was getting ready to shoot, when four "Arabic looking" men came in. They spoke
broken English and requested access to the range. As per the rules of the range, they had to provide ID. They each produced Student Visas from Saudi
Arabia and said they were attending a university in the area. My friend said each wallet was brand new, had crisp cash in it and the student visa
The men requested to shoot an American made Uzi specifically. They said they were new to shooting, and that they never fired and Uzi and wanted to
While on the range, my friend watched them. He said one of the men was clearly trained or had experience in using an Uzi or other similar firearm. He
said he was center mass on every shot. he said they spoke a lot among themselves in a foreign language and the "leader" was showing the others how
to shoot the weapon.
When my friend left, he said the same vehicles were parked outside as when he came in, but the four men were still inside the range shooting. He
figures they were dropped off.
There were many red flags, as you can read above. After hearing this info, I couldn't not say anything. I asked my friend to call the FBI tip line,
but he said he didn't want to get anyone in trouble, didn't want the gun range owner to be mad at him, or whatever.
I couldn't take it. We have a nuclear power plant in our county, only a few miles from this gun range! So, I called the local FBI office. The agent
took all the info and seemed very interested. He said they would send a team to investigate the gun range. I asked him if he has heard of this type of
activity in the area. The agent said, "all I can say is that we have made terror related arrests in the Toledo area. This is what they are doing....
they are in training". My jaw dropped. This could be the real deal!
I told my friend this info and now he is on board with reporting it to the FBI. He called the agent and got involved. A few days ago, another FBI
agent called my friend and asked a few more questions. He then told my friend that they called the university the four men claimed to have student
visas to attend. The university denied have anyone enrolled on a student visa from Saudi Arabia. So, the plot thickens.
I guess the point of this post is to let any ATS readers know in NW Ohio that there definitely is some suspicious activity in our area. Please be
vigilant. Please report anything you see that is unusual. The FBI is very interested in any and all tips, no matter how seemingly minute. Who knows
if this will amount to anything, but I can sleep better knowing I did my part by reporting it to the authorities.
Thank you for reading. And, it's my first time, so go easy on me!