Terror Meme

Signs land seven in court

Sturgis police arrested seven Sturgis men for placing more than 20 threatening letters on various businesses, schools, banks and at the post office. At least 12 signs were posted Monday morning. Another 20 were put up Tuesday evening, according to Sturgis police.

The letters all read "All your base are belong to us and you have no chance to survive, make your time."

Information about the letters was forwarded to the FBI and U.S. postal authorities, said Sturgis police Chief Eugene Alli. "This is no joking matter," he said. "During a time of war and with the present concern for homeland security, terrorist acts will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." [...]

Officer Damon Knapp witnessed three people placing the signs on a downtown business. By early this morning, police had arrested seven men, charging them with disorderly conduct. Robert McNew, 20, Carl McNew, 19, John Wolf, 20, William Caldwell, 17, Dustin Garn, 19, Kirk Vezeau, 20, and Kyle Woodward, 18, were all released after posting bond. They are scheduled to appear in St. Joseph County District Court April 16.

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9 Responses:

  1. denshi says:

    Best. Post. Ever.

  2. malokai says:

    that's what those kids deserve for being so behind in the times.

  3. talkshowhost says:

    Who knows what he might conquer tomorrow? Today, Sturgis, Michigan, tomorrow.....Edina, Minnesota? Spencerville, Indiana? Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina?

  4. The link appears to have deadened - it's now pointing to a story about autism, for some reason.

    Archived copy link: http://sturgisjournal.com/archives/index.inn?loc=detail&doc=/2003/April/03-3319-news1.txt

  5. manusb says:

    Policemen: Take off every 'pig'!! Move, dig? For great justice!

  6. m4dh4tt3r says:

    during war time humor is terrorism. those dern little terrrists. gotta git em!

  7. bitpuddle says:

    What we don't understand will hurt us. Damn the constitution. Put them all in jail.

  8. tfofurn says:

    I'm not sure which is worse, that these kids thought this was funny and that anyone else would get the joke, or that it backfired so horribly. Honestly, did they think "all your base" was really that well known?

  9. Yeah, I so enjoied pulling that prank. Got the whole town in an uproar. Hehe ^_^

    Carl M.