Monday, October 17, 2005

Terrorists Attack Winter Park Walgreens!

...and I'm a suspect!

How did this happen? Why don't you read the Orlando Sentinel article first.

I got a phone call this morning from Mom and she informed me that a bomb had exploded at the Walgreens near her house. She told me that when she drove by earlier she saw about 10 cop cars and a dozen ATF agents swarming around the building.

I drove over to check it out. When I got there there were only 2 cop cars, a crime unit van, 3 or 4 news trucks and a handful of ATF agents. I started taking pictures.

Is that a bad thing to do?

Apparently it is.

I was approached by a Winter Park Police officer and he asked me why I was taking pictures of an empty parking lot (failing to mention that it was actually an empty parking lot that had just been the scene of a terrorist attack!)

He told me that it was very suspicious that I was taking pictures and suggested that I was returning to get a look at my handiwork.

Then he hit me behind the head, kicked me in the back and arrested me.

Just kidding.

He asked for my ID and wrote down my name and address. I offered to give him my phone number, but he said that it wouldn't be necessary.

I guess he was only doing his job. He warned me about taking pictures. He told me that since this was an 'ongoing investigation' of an 'FBI-level felony' that any pictures I took would not be public record until the case was closed. I don't think he was completely honest, since I've already seen several pictures of ATF agents on the Interent, but I'm not going to test him. I'll take him at his word.

I'll post the pictures when they throw these terrorists in jail.

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