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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:52 AM

Man with strange watch arrested at Oakland airport

Man with strange watch arrested at Oakland airport
Associated Press

A Southern California man was arrested at Oakland International Airport after security officers found him wearing an unusual watch they said could be used to make a timing device for a bomb, authorities said Friday.

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A bomb squad arrived within five minutes and determined there were no explosive materials in the watch, Nelson said. The checkpoint was closed while officers secured the area.

McGann was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin where he was charged with possessing materials to make an explosive device, sheriff's officials said. He was still in custody Friday night and could not be reached for comment.

McGann told Transportation Security Administration officers that he's an artist and the watch is art, Nelson said.

http://news.yahoo.com/man-strange-watch-arrested-oakland-airport-031422667.html


I really don't understand these charges.

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Live and Learn Nov 2012 OP
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #1
Scuba Nov 2012 #4
defacto7 Nov 2012 #2
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #3
davidpdx Nov 2012 #5

Response to Live and Learn (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:11 AM

1. Any watch...

could be a timing device for a bomb

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:38 AM

4. Bingo. The absurdity of their rationale is breathtaking.

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Response to Live and Learn (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:28 AM

2. Then everyone with a watch should be locked up!

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Response to Live and Learn (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:41 AM

3. omg

 

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Response to Live and Learn (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:42 AM

5. Well anyone going through the Oakland Airport could be categorized as strange

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