posted on Feb, 2 2013 @ 09:52 AM
[color= orange]FYI-I am not posting this thread to indicate a need for gun control, this is more about the prisoners smuggling in contraband and their
"Need" or "Use" for the guns in prison. I own a gun and would like to keep my opinions on "for" or "against" gun control out of the
I read this and figured since it happened local to Atlanta it wasn't well know. What worries me is how many times did this happen before they were
caught and how often this happens at other Federal Prisons???
ATLANTA -- An apparent plan to smuggle contraband cellphones, alcohol and even handguns into the Atlanta Penitentiary was thwarted early Tuesday when
an alert Atlanta police officer spotted four men outside the federal prison who appeared to be "up to no good."
The officer was patrolling the area of New Town Circle in southeast Atlanta around 12:30 a.m. when he noticed a white Oldsmobile Alero parked near the
fence surrounding the U.S. Penitentiary, Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon said Tuesday afternoon.
"He shined a spotlight on the vehicle," Lyon said. "When he did so, he saw four individuals --- all dressed in gray sweatpants, black hoodies and
black gloves --- that appeared to be up to no good."
Three of the masked men ran out of the car and scaled the fence leading into the prison, Lyon said. But the fourth drove the car a short distance
before running into nearby woods, according to police.
That's when officers took inventory of the car's stash, which investigators believe the four planned to smuggle into the prison. The contents included
24 cellphones, four 30-packs of Bud Light beer, three cases of whiskey, multiple bags of protein powder and two loaded handguns, police said.
None of the four suspects was taken into custody Tuesday. Investigators were processing the car for additional information, Lyon said.
The incident is being investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Atlanta police said.
What shocked me while reading this was that three people jumped the fence back INTO the prison! Meaning these were prisoners, they had the opportunity
to escape but are probably making a huge fortune in the prison selling this stuff!
Three of the masked men ran out of the car and scaled the fence leading into the prison
Also, the APD facebooks page indicated that they were hallow point bullets!
Officers recovered the vehicle, along with 24 cell phones, four 30-packs of light beer, three cases of whiskey, multiple bags of protein powder and
two handguns loaded with hollow point ammunition. The incident is being investigated by the FBI, working in conjunction with U.S. Bureau of Prisons
investigators and officials.
Why wouldn't the article state anything about the hollow point bullets?
edit on 2/2/2013 by Djayed because: Added FYI
edit on 2/2/2013 by Djayed because: added some color to that FYI