Sunday, January 1, 2012

Maybe I should get a hobby...

Explosives Lab Found
There were some tense hours after explosives are found at a Torrance County home on Friday.
David O'Keeffe passed away two months ago at the age of 81, but no one knew about his own bomb-making lab until Friday. It was in a shed near a house he was renting along Highway 41 in Estancia. When his landlord came to process the property and found the explosives, they called the sheriff.
"He was a scientist for the Sandia National Labs, he worked for DuPont, he's had a long history of making explosives legally," said
[Torrance County Sheriff, Heath]White.
Even though the discovery was a little shocking, Heath says the retired scientist didn't mean any harm. "He was trying to go for some patents on new explosives that he designed, so we believe that he was just still doing what he loved to do."
hmmm... I'm pretty sure that this 'hobby' would've subjected this nice old gentleman to prosecution under the so-called "Patriot Act".

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