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Friday, September 9, 2011

Telling the Cops You're With Al-Qaeda and Are Going to Blow Up The Police Station Will Get the FBI to Visit Your House

Posted By on Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM


It's been awhile since a police blotter item really caught our eye, but this one from Stow Patch really hits all the marks that you want to see in crazy suburban activity. Enjoy.

A woman phoned the Stow Police Department on Wednesday to report a man who had just called and harassed her. She gave police the man’s number, but did not identify herself. When an officer called the number, a man picked up, claimed he was with Al-Qaeda, threatened to kill the woman and said he was going to blow up the police station. Given the gravity of the threats, the department called the FBI who will now assist in the investigation.

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