Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

If You See Something, Say Something

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on June 4, 2013



On Friday afternoon, a New York motorist called police with a tip about a potential terror threat. Seems someone was hauling a suspicious-looking object — it resembled a torpedo — on the highways around the city.
Before long 30 agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, were searching for this potential menace.
Even Coast Guard cutters in the area were on the lookout, since the thing looked sort of like a boat.
They should have set the terror color chart to Rebel Gray, because they were just hunting for a bunch of good ol’ boys from Summerville hauling a replica of the H.L. Hunley to Connecticut for the weekend.


On the other hand, misunderstandings of this sort have happened before. (H/t Kevin)



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  1. Bob Nelson said, on June 4, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Can add absolutely nothing to that, Andy. Absolutely hilarious.

  2. Pat Young said, on June 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Funny, but having lost a relative of my own in the WTC and attended multiple funerals from the terror attack, we take this stuff seriously here. New Yorkers are definitely NOT jumpy about terrorism, but we are constantly reminded that we need to let the authorities know if there is anything suspicious that we see. Folks in other parts of the country may not realize it, but we still see heavily armed soldiers at train stations and other sites every day. We go on alert ever time something blows up in Europe, for gosh sakes, so seeing an attack vehicle on the streets might lead me to call the cops.

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