Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Strange, terrible crime case

Do you remember the case of the man who had a bomb strapped around his neck who said he was being forced to rob a bank or it would go off? And then it did? It sounds like a movie plot (and has become episodes of Law & Order and other shows), but it actually happened. What really happened, whether the man set up the whole thing himself to go out with a spectacular suicide or whether he was actually kidnapped and bombstrapped, remains an open question.

Of course, the family knows where they stand and they're pissed. They've posted a Web site, www.brianwells.net, offering the details of the case and asking for any help. It's a tragic and amazing story. Also check out the Wikipedia entry on the case and this story from CourtTV's Crime Library.

(Link found via Professor Hex.)

4 comments:

Paul Jessup said...

That happened down the street from where I live now. I go past it everyday.

Brian said...

Wow, really? Talk to anybody who saw the whole thing, or knew the victim?

Paul Jessup said...

Naw, Erie's a bigger city than that. Although I did drive by at the time, but I didn't know it. They had the street blocked off, and we had to drive around and they didn't tell anyone what happened.

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