Post Number: 443
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 12:22 am: || |
Someone in metro Detroit is hauling a stolen trailer carrying about $70,000 worth of explosives meant to pump up the crowd before Pistons games...
...“My fear is they stole it for scrap,” said Nino De Benedetti, Band-Ayd’s president. “And when open it and find it’s this monstrous thing, they’ll just
start cutting into it.”
That, he said, could be deadly.
http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/20080203/NEWS02/ 80203016
Post Number: 711
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 1:38 pm: || |
can't we get a paper that can write a readable sentence?
"Employees of Band-Ayd listed wrong in the phone book.Systems International Inc.,
which provides for five years has provided the flames and flash that kick off home games, discovered the trailer was missing about 8 a.m. Sunday."
Post Number: 1422
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 1:42 pm: || |
lol... I thought I was the only one who couldn't understand it. I thought I was up too early or something.
Post Number: 11317
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 2:02 pm: || |
Why isn't CL here up in arms about Warren?
Post Number: 1844
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 2:05 pm: || |
Wouldn't it be interesting if a local scrap yard that had unethical practices of buying scrap suddenly went boom this afternoon?
Post Number: 11318
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 2:07 pm: || |
It would make me pretty happy.
Post Number: 74
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 2:20 pm: || |
I don't know if I buy the idea of this particular trailer being stolen for scrap. Didn't someone steal Hooper's (the mascot) costume a couple years ago? I'd start the investigation there.
Either way, maybe this is the straw that will force law makers to stiffen penalties for illegal scrappers and people who buy stolen metal. It certainly is the most high profile case of suspected scrapping around here in a while.
I just hope that the guy who stole this stuff lives near me, so I can see 50ft flames and one heck of a 4th of July show.
Post Number: 1021
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 2:36 pm: || |
I doubt a scrapper stole that. Probably just a thief that realizes someone will give them a few grand for the fireworks and trailer. Truth be known, it probably got repo'd for non payment. Judging by how most businesses pay their vendors around here.
Post Number: 979
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 4:54 pm: || |
Could this have something to do with the trailer that went missing about a month or so ago? That one was the trailer of a rock band from Chicago that got it ripper off as the band members ate dinner downtown. Maybe this is a theft ring.
Post Number: 3418
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 5:30 pm: || |
Those trailers are typical for hauling snowmobiles, ATVs, motorbikes, construction and landscaping equipment, band and electronic equipment, all sorts of goodies. It's easy enough to tell by the weight on the tongue whether the trailer's loaded or not. Thieves know that. They aren't stealing for scrap.