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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:54 AM
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3. FBI causes $1 million damage , says owner
On Saturday morning, Chapman showed a reporter dozens of doors to warehouses, truck-trailers and the camper he lives in that were crashed open by investigators, using explosives, firearms or brute force.

"I'm mad because I offered them the keys to every door here, and they just wanted to be cowboys and crash their way in,'' said Chapman, who lives in a trailer at the rear of the site. "We offered to help them, and they just decided to do it their way. They're complete morons. They trashed the place for no reason.''

McKee and FBI spokesman Anthony Montero said the number of agents was necessitated by the size of the facility -- upwards of 100,000 square feet - - and the quantity of potentially dangerous material inside.

Montero said the search was "methodical," and denied that shotguns or explosives were used to open doors -- a technique he said would be unwise in any case given the nature of what investigators were seeking.

"If anything, I would say this was heightened procedure. I think people were being twice as careful," he said. "The idea that anyone was careless or reckless, I believe the facts will show the opposite: that people were being triple careful."
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