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Old 10-28-10, 01:30 PM
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Suspicious bike shuts down Mall of America parking ramp

https://www.kare11.com/news/news_arti...storyid=878932
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- A "suspicious bicycle" forced the Mall of America (MOA) to close the east parking ramp Monday.
According to Mark Stehlik with the Bloomington police department, a bike was found on the first level (P1 East) of one of the MOA parking ramps with a battery and several wires attached to it.
Stehlik said the Bloomington bomb squad was called to inspect the bike that was chained to a railing.
By mid-afternoon, Bloomington police gave the all clear for the parking ramp to re-open when nothing was found and the owner was located.

Looks like it was someones lights. Go figure.

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Old 10-28-10, 01:48 PM
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Gee, what about all those potential car bombs in the parking lot???
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I guess none of the Mall of America security staff ride bikes in the dark.
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Insert Lake Woebegone joke here.
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Gee, what about all those potential car bombs in the parking lot???
Can't be a bomb without visable battery and wires.
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Someday I want to take a pair of those blinking kids shoes, set the blinkies to on all the time and leave the shoes outside a store entrance (Hawaii / Japanese home style).
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On my last European tour I was staying at a campground in Heidelberg, Germany. I was touring with a NightSun light system, the one with the NiCad cells in a water bottle with the leads coming out the nozzle. See where this is going? I left it plugged into the charger in the communal kitchen while I went sightseeing in town. When I returned later that afternoon there were two POLIZEI cars and a van parked next to the office. When I went to get my battery and charger they were gone. I though I had been ripped off and went to see the proprietor. By that time the cops had left. He sheepishly told me he though the battery might have been a bomb and called the police, who confirmed it was indeed a battery.
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Sounds like something you'd read in The Onion. This is really funny.
 
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
I guess none of the Mall of America security staff ride bikes in the dark.
I think they ride Segways.

Blart to the rescue!!!
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Why is everything with batteries and wires a bomb? It's called riding at night. Or possibly an electric bike, there wasn't a lot of detail. Brightened my day though!
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I keep my iPod shuffle and ear buds in an old Altoids can. Only once has it gotten flagged going through airport security. I guess the mall cops are better at spotting these "dangers" things than TSA.
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Cut the blue wire no wait the red one!!!
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This bike is a pipe bomb.
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Maybe they thought the wire was hooked up to a Cherry "bomb" tail light
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Made me think of that, too, and all of these kind of stories:

https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,495085,00.html
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That bike was mine. Id post a photo of it on here but it wont let me.
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Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
Someday I want to take a pair of those blinking kids shoes, set the blinkies to on all the time and leave the shoes outside a store entrance (Hawaii / Japanese home style).
Careful, you might be arrested for making a terrorist threat.
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You folks are aware this is a zombie thread, right?
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You folks are aware this is a zombie thread, right?
Braaaaiiinsssssss......
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That bike was mine. Id post a photo of it on here but it wont let me.
9 more posts and we get to see it!
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You folks are aware this is a zombie thread, right?
Right, but the claimed owner of the bike in the defunct article brought the thread back. I'm hoping to see what all the fuss was about.
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Right, but the claimed owner of the bike in the defunct article brought the thread back. I'm hoping to see what all the fuss was about.
Yes. I saw that, but I don't believe it.
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Yes. I saw that, but I don't believe it.
That's why I wrote "claimed". I want to be entertained. It's a slow lunch time here today.
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