Teen Arrested with Y2K Stockpile

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15-year-old boy arrested for having arsenal for Y2K

NORCO, Calif. (AP) -- Deputies have arrested a 15-year-old boy who was making napalm and had a munitions arsenal he was hoarding in anticipation of Year 2000 problems, authorities said.

The boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, attends Norco High School but did not threaten fellow students, teachers or the campus.

In the wake of last week's killings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., an anonymous tip Sunday led Riverside County sheriff's deputies to a home on Valley View, said sheriff's Investigator Mark Wasserman. Authorities found jars and a canister filled with materials used to make napalm, which is gasoline thickened to use as an ignitible substance. Also found were 183 rounds of .45-caliber ammunition, 100 9 mm projectiles, 492 empty 9 mm shell casings and firecrackers, he said.

Wasserman said the .45-caliber rounds were stolen from a nearby home.

"The juvenile had been making the napalm with a recipe he downloaded over the Internet," the investigator said in a statement. "The juvenile said he was making the material to get ready for the Y2K and was going to use the material in case the electricity failed during a Y2K crisis."

The teen was booked into a juvenile facility on Monday for possessing an incendiary device, possession of live ammunition by a minor, and possession of stolen property.

-- Roland (nottelling@nowhere.com), April 27, 1999


Hmmmm...to the top w/ no comment

-- uhoh (not@this.time), April 27, 1999.

I'm against taking guns away from honest citizens, but this kid went too far, in my opinion.

-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), April 27, 1999.

This kid didn't have any guns only ammo! Notice the y2k enticement in the article. Get ready anybody preparing is soon to be clasified a NUTT- here it comes!

-- Johnny (jljtm@bellsouth.net), April 27, 1999.

Here's a question: If you're 25 or 35 instead of 15, is it still illegal to have this stuff in your posession? Assuming you bought it all with your gold card rather than stealing it from the neighbors.

Another question: After the cops confiscate this mini-aresnal, where does it end up? Maybe it will all re-appear in about 248 days. California is NOT where I plan to be.

-- staying (in@the.midwest), April 27, 1999.

"100 9 mm projectiles"

Is this reporter a moron or what? Is he trying to make it sound worse? It's just ammo - and not even as big as the .45 stuff.

492 empty 9 mm shell casings. WATCH OUT! HE'S GOING TO THROW THEM AT US! All told, this is a pathetic example of a reporter trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.


-- Jollyprez (jolly@prez.com), April 27, 1999.

Johnny, it could be worse, really! How about this. "183 rounds of .45 ACP, a caliber known to be popular with white supremacists". Don't laugh, just wait. Most reporters have no morals what so ever. You have to remember that the vast majority of reporters were educated (indoctrinated) under the concept of "new journalism" in which the goal of the journalist is not to acurately report the truth, but to effect change in society.

9mm projectiles, did they mean bullets? What is the size of a marble? I don't mean a big shooter, but the little cat's eye units?

Notice they didn't say he had napalm, but stuff that could be made into napalm. Isn't napalm just jellied gasoline? Doesn't styrofoam disovle in gasoline, I'm sure it does. If you put enough in gasoline that should make it jelly like. Therefore we now need to arrest everybody that owns styrofoam cups and a lawn mower! Or anybody that has a bottle of rum and a cotton shirt! Don't laugh, just wait.

P.S. What in the world is the connection between napalm and Y2K? How did they establish that this was for Y2K? What a bunch of Taurus.

-- Ken Seger (kenseger@earthlink.net), April 27, 1999.

How did they establish this was for Y2K? It said the kid told them that.

"The juvenile said he was making the material to get ready for the Y2K and was going to use the material in case the electricity failed during a Y2K crisis."

-- let's see if you can spin this one away (spin@works.bothways), April 27, 1999.

Well it sounds like Kosinken the y2k czar should do a better job reasuring the people that there won't be any lights going out come Jan. 1 or thereafter. But he can't do that can he?

-- Johnny (jljtm@bellsouth.net), April 27, 1999.

Ok Spin, I'll bite. How does one use napalm for Y2K preparedness?

I'll repeat myself, I think the kid was bullshitting them about the Y2K angle. I suspect (but can't prove anything) that the kid knew he was up a legal creek without a paddle and was grasping for straws so he came up with the Y2K angle hoping for a judge that would have sympathy for his "Y2K fears"? After all, in the last couple of decades the ideal defence, if you are caught as guilty as sin, is to portray yourself as a victim. How many times have we heard, but he/she; was abused as a child, was poor, was trying to make a "statement", etc.

I just can not think of any use for napalm in a Y2K scenario at all. Self defense? I think the kid was shoveling and the reporter was scooping it up.

-- Ken Seger (kenseger@earthlink.net), April 27, 1999.

Okay, well that typo wasn't quite as interesting as when it appeared that I was predicting that a rock group would take over the mines in Kosovo, should have been "and then WHO takes over the Trepca mines?", but it came out "and the WHO takes over the Trepca mines?"

Exchange he for they, I need to start typng slower.

-- Ken "duh" Seger (kenseger@earthlink.net), April 27, 1999.

I have to give this kid a lot of credit for understanding the seriousness of y2k and being prudent enough to start making preparationsnow, before shortages occur later in the year.


-- (Low@tongueincheek.cob), April 27, 1999.

My city. Seems otherwise good kid with no bad intentions doing stupidly goofy stuff ( sound familiar?). Media loving words like "projectiles", "explosives", "armory" & "napalm" seem to rule. Stupid? You bet! Ass whipping? You bet! Timing? The worst! Apoligies to neighbor given and accepted. Y2K reference off the top of his head.

-- Carlos (riffraff1@cybertime.net), April 28, 1999.

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