“Rambo” Boys In Blue Costumes Blow Up Man’s Livelihood

Posted: May 25, 2015 in Culture

The bomb squad was called because there was a pressure cooker and, apparently, a propane tank in the car.  They destroyed the windows of the vehicle, extracted the evil pressure cooker and found that it contained….. nothing.

Oh, and before blowing it up they managed to check into the ownership and it apparently belonged to a food truck vendor for the rather ordinary use of cooking food; said trucks are pretty common around the downtown DC area (I’ve had a bite from one in the past.)

But, having decided that irrespective of the owner’s story checking out as valid they blew it up anyway, they did serious damage to the vehicle and they arrested the owner for “operating after revocation” despite the fact that the car was parked; in other words, nobody was operating anything.

Look, I get it — terrorists have used pressure cookers as bombs, specifically in Boston.  But before blowing this one up they found the owner, checked it (and him) out, and discovered that he had a perfectly legitimate reason to have a pressure cooker.  Why not simply ask him to open it up at a reasonably safe place instead of blowing it up?

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