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Man Tried to Steal Car Using Fake Grenade

Man Tried to Steal Car Using Fake Grenade

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Associated Press

July 10, 2010

BOSTON (AP) – Boston police arrested a man they allege tried to steal a Mercedes Benz from a dealership by claiming he had a hand grenade. Police said the man showed up at Expressway Toyota on Wednesday and asked to test drive the car. Staff, describing the man as “nervous and fidgety,” insisted on accompanying him.

When they got back, the man produced what appeared to be a grenade from his pants pocket and told the sales person to “get back or I will blow this up.”

He fled when he heard staff calling police and was caught a short time later with a fake grenade.

The suspect was ordered to undergo a 20-day mental health evaluation after pleading not guilty to attempted armed robbery at his arraignment Thursday.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    Lawful_Blue

    about 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    Haha, wow........

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    Whalewatcher

    about 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    (Sarcastically) Maybe it's me, but I don't think they need to do a mental health eval on this guy.

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    usa_24

    about 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Not to smart. What an idiot.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    My response? Go ahead. Pull the pin and drop the spoon. You've got a 5 second delay and a 15 foot kill radius. Think you can make 15 feet in 5 seconds under pressure? Think I wont pick up the grenade and throw it back at you in your general direction? You feel lucky, punk? :-)

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    trooperman911

    about 4 years ago

    2544 Comments

    I love how easy it is to determine an Amateur from a professional in a heist or attempted theft...LOL! This is one for the story books: How to Steal a Car for "Dummies"! He is fortunate that he wasn't killed or hurt seriously producing a fake grenade, that was perceived as a real one. Stupid Perp! Another one bites the dust!

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    DarkBlue

    about 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    Mental Health Eval.........LOL. Nice try D-bag.

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    darsavmo

    about 4 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Well those weren't fake handcuffs that the cops put on him nor will it be a fake prison he will be visiting for awhile...

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    JCastelot

    about 4 years ago

    228 Comments

    I want to know how this man put this plan in his head and thought it was a good idea

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    FlyingDutchman

    about 4 years ago

    178 Comments

    Last person who did a fake grenade stunt in Seattle at the Superior Court House got himself shot.

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    42222 Comments

    What a maroon!!!

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