This is the fourth thread on this I've seen started, but the others seem to have vanished. I'll have to look around.
I recalled seeing this paragraph in the Wikipedia article on Booby Traps a while back
"Almost any item can be booby-trapped in some way. For example, booby trapping a flashlight is a classic tactic: a flashlight already contains most of the required components. First of all, the flashlight acts as bait, tempting the victim to pick it up. More importantly, it is easy to conceal a detonator, some explosives, and batteries inside the flashlight casing. A simple electrical circuit is connected to the on/off switch. When the victim attempts to turn the flashlight on to see if it works, the resulting explosion blows their hand or arm off and possibly blinds them"
Yup . Some whacko in Arizona has been rigging flashlights as ied's .
Nullum beneficium est impunitum.
ah. now this makes sense
Oh no, now it's only a matter of time before flashlights are banned on airplanes.
Thought this was an interesting read
Considering most of the said flashlights are rayovacs, I would say any real flashaholic is safe in that area
There wont be flashlight bans or anything. but what really angers me about this, is that this happened at a Salvation Army, where people are volunteering to help other people, and when one of these people goes to check on an item that was apparently donated, he gets blown up! What kind of sicko puts explosives into an object for random people to be victimized by?
Apparently no good deed goes unpunished!