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June 21, 2015

The Zero-Armed Bandit

At first, they heard nothing. But then, just at the edge of hearing, someone thought they heard a "whirring" sound. They waited and listened, and after a lengthy delay they heard it again. Something inside was stirring.
If exploded this bomb contains enough TNT to severely damage Harrahs [sic] across the street. This should give you some idea of the amount of TNT contained within this box. It is full of TNT. It is our advice to cordon off a minimum of twelve hundred feet radius and remove all people from that area. • Damn Interesting

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 21, 2015 8:39 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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When in doubt, blow it in place.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 21, 2015 12:35 PM

I remember it well. I lived in Reno at the time so it was pretty big news.

Posted by: Duncan Winn [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 21, 2015 5:07 PM

An acquaintance of mine was a deputy on the Douglas, County, Nevada cop shop at the time. The joker who rolled that bomb into the casino was a very clever dude.

He made "law enforcement" look quite stupid indeed if one knows all the details.

Posted by: Terry [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 21, 2015 5:41 PM

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