Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Ohio County is the bomb, literally.

Just another week in the OC. Last Sunday an administrator of the OC high school found a bottle bomb in his shrubs and there was evidence that two had exploded in his yard. The cops came and blew up the leftover bottle bomb and three morons were then caught and charged with being stupid in the 1st degree, I believe. Two were juveniles ages 16 and 17 and one was 18. It has been rumored that the 16 year old was the ring leader and has been in trouble in the past. No one has come out and actually said why they decided to bomb this administrator’s yard, but some are speculating that the boys had been in trouble in school.

Not only are the three culprits idiots, but their attorney is not the sharpest ambulance chaser in the drawer. A certain editor of a local paper was waiting to talk with the county attorney outside of the courtroom. He found himself face to face with the three amigos. Their discussion that was overheard was concerning the fact that they build these bombs all the time. The bailiff realized that these dumba**es were telling their secrets in front of the local newspaper editor and told them and their attorney that they might want to talk in a more private setting. They declined and continued to talk about how they loved blowing things up. Whether this makes it into the local paper I am not sure, but it sure shows the intellect of these criminal masterminds.

If that isn’t enough, we have another bomb story involving a pipe bomb found by a mail carrier on Monday. The carrier, from what I understand, picked the bomb up and delivered it to a BD police officer, who happens to be running for sheriff in this year's upcoming elections. The officer puts this pipe bomb into the back of his police cruiser. Well, the guy had been working a rough shift and had several other cases to work before he was able to get back to the police station. When he returns to the “house,” he somehow forgets that he has a pipe bomb laying in the backseat of his cruiser and goes home.

Another officer comes in to work and discovers that there is a pipe bomb in the back of his cruiser. This kind of sets off some alarms especially considering that 3 other bombs had been found a week ago. The next thing you know streets are blocked by fire trucks and cop cars. City blocks are cordoned off. The bomb is then blown up by the bomb squad, I guess. And only after all the drama does the police chief find out that the officer that is running for sheriff knew about the pipe bomb and had driven around with it in his car for hours. No one is sure yet if the bomb was actually a bomb, but it certainly resembled one.

The BD chief of police was very kind to the officer and “blew” it off as a mistake that could happen to anyone. Yeah, I’m not so sure about that. I have three questions concerning this story.

Why in the wide, wide world of sports does the mail carrier pick up a pipe bomb and deliver it to the police as if it is a tin of homemade peanut brittle from grandma?

How do you forget that you have a supposedly explosive device rolling around in the backseat of your car?

Finally, does anyone want to handicap this dude’s chances at becoming our new sheriff?

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