It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A man was arrested during the city’s sixth gun buyback event over the weekend after showing up at a drop-off location with a homemade pipe bomb.
KNX1070′s Claudia Peschiutta reports that the man wanted to turn in the explosive.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said the man “told the officers in the line that he had spoken to God that day, and God no longer wanted him to use that bomb to blow up the Hollywood sign, now he wanted him to turn it in.”
“You need one of those to defend your bedroom?” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said of the weapon. “I mean, come on.”
Originally posted by Manhater
They took back a grenade launcher and didn't arrest that guy... which I would think would be worse than a home made pipe bomb.
This story is funny.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by DarKPenguiN
For general reference.... They were AT-4 Anti-Tank launchers and they were real enough. I'd done a thread on it, actually. The catch was, they were not reloadable and these were fired tubes. So they were 100% conversation pieces. About as dangerous as the "Take a Number" with the novelty hand grenade that has a number on the pin, you can buy in some stores for a joke gift.
* Here is the link on that one LAPD Seize Rocket Launchers
These things are so political, it's funny in that way alone. At least until someone strolls up with a live pipe bomb. I'll bet those cops just about messed themselves when they realized it wasn't a mock up but a real IED.edit on 7-5-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)