Monday, July 30, 2007

Casing the joint

With incidents like this on the rise, I am beginning to expect a terrorist attack. I hope its not here, and I hope its not successful.

They asked him for identification, but the man hit the gas and drove through the checkpoint, then crashed into security barriers a short distance away, Wilburn said.

"When he hit that, he jumped out of the car and ran away. He left the car there with the engine still running," Wilburn said. He said the guards told him the car had been hot-wired.

Wilburn said no weapons were in the car. "They checked the car very thoroughly before they moved it. They found nothing," he said.
Was this a probe of strength? Was he "casing the joint"?

Why is no mention made of his ethnicity? This would be much less worrisome if it was a drunk white male or something than a scarfed middle eastern man.