Mailbox pipe bomber was planning to make a smiley pattern with his bombs

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  1. glenn1

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    RENO, Nevada (CNN) -- Accused mailbox bomber Lucas Helder told authorities he was planting pipe bombs in a pattern to show a happy face during his five-state weekend cross-country spree.

    Helder made the admission to an undercover officer present at his arrest, according to Lt. Thom Bjerke of the Pershing County, Nevada, Sheriff's Department. "He seemed kind of carefree or amused about what was going on, " Bjerke told CNN's Paula Zahn.

    Helder has admitted he planted 18 pipe bombs in five states, knowing that people would be injured when they exploded, assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Denney said Wednesday.

    Helder will be moved from Reno, Nevada, on Friday, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rich Murphy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.



     
  2. pyonir

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    like fight club...but with states?
     
  3. iamwiz82

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    the funniest thing is that all the criminal profilers were saying he was a 50 year old vetern. I heard that and the first thing i told my girlfriend is that he has to be a 20 year old idiot, not a vetern. I was close :)
     
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    This reminds me of the HK movie "God of Cookery"

    rich
     
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    Have a nice day! :)
     
  6. Kadarin

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    << like fight club...but with states? >>



    LOL.. You beat me to it. I'd really be freaking out if his name was Robert Paulson...
     
  7. hoihtah

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    fight club was cool. :)

    woops... i dont' think i was suppose to talk about that.
     
  8. yobarman

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    it's not Fight Club anymore. We are Project Mayhem.
     
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    we all have to have a goal in life...
     
  10. Soulflare

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    Lol, I did that (happy face pattern) on a province-wide math test once. It was a multiple choice
    bubble test and I used the three middle columns to draw a big happy face and then did the
    outside columns legitimately... and passed, 57% ;)
     
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    What a dork...
     
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    This kid has some serious problems...
     
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    Woah...looks like he was making his way to California too...
     
  14. SuperTool

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    The idiot made eyes too big, so he never got to the mouth.
    I knew that guy was drawing something cus the locations looked like circles.
    He should have made eyes dots, and mouth an arch.
    Anyways, Bubba is going to teach this guy how to draw smileys, and lots of other things. That will wipe that grin off his face. :)
     
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    well maybe his finals were really really hard;)
     
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    They should put this psycho in prison for life!
     
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    Took too much time on the eyes!

    Why not a frowny face if he was pissed about the guvmint?

    fight club was cool.

    First Rule of Fight Club - Don't talk about Fight Club!!!
     
  18. yakko

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    What a whack job.
     
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    I'm sorry, but when they said on the news "He was planning to make a smiley face" and then showed the map with all the bombing locations, I started laughing. I found it hilarious.
     
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    Wonder if someone will go and finish the smiley for him.
     
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    << Wonder if someone will go and finish the smiley for him. >>



    Don't give anyone ideas Skyclad1uhm1 [​IMG]
     
  22. ThaGrandCow

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    Why was he going to CA? That wouldn't fit in the smiley face.
     
  23. Kadarin

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    << Lol, I did that (happy face pattern) on a province-wide math test once. It was a multiple choice
    bubble test and I used the three middle columns to draw a big happy face and then did the
    outside columns legitimately... and passed, 57% ;)
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    :D (nothing like useless government mandated standardized testing..)
     
  24. Nefrodite

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    Why not a frowny face if he was pissed about the guvmint?

    cuz he thought life on earth wasn't all there was to existence, that we will live on!! so he was spreading a wonderful message, therefore a smiley;)
     
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    << I'm sorry, but when they said on the news "He was planning to make a smiley face" and then showed the map with all the bombing locations, I started laughing. I found it hilarious. >>



    Yeah, when I first saw the map, I busted out laughing too. It's really a pretty funny idea. Well, except for that little thing about people getting hurt and all.