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April 18, 2005

San Antonio imitates California

roadwarrior.jpgOne would normally not be all that surprised by reading this following news report coming out of California, but San Antonio?:

'Mad Max' Fan Convoy Ends in Arrests

SAN ANTONIO - Eleven "Mad Max" fans were arrested after alarming motorists as they made their way to a movie marathon in a theatrical convoy in which they surrounded a tanker truck armed with fake machine guns.

As the group was headed to San Antonio from nearby from Boerne on Saturday morning, police received several calls from motorists who reported a "militia" surrounding a tanker truck, a police report states.

Police charged nine people with obstruction of a highway and two others with possession of prohibited knives in addition to obstruction of a highway.

One of the organizers of the convoy, Chris Fenner, said the arrests were unfair. He said he didn't know why anyone would have confused the costumed crew recreating a scene from "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" - set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland - with a real threat.

"I honestly don't know how that could be, because 'Road Warrior' was so over the top," he said.

About 25 people participated in the convoy and more than twice that number were expected to attend the movie marathon, which was canceled after the arrests.

A reader reminds me that this event would not have made the news in California because it would not have been considered particularly unusual and certainly no one would have been arrested. ;^)

Posted by Tom at April 18, 2005 11:08 AM |

Comments

I wonder if the cops replaced the Miranda warnings with:

"These handcuffs are high tensile steel. It'll take you ten minutes to saw through them. You can saw through your ankle in five."

Posted by: gunroom at April 19, 2005 3:58 PM

These guys work at Boeing at KellyUSA,on the C-17 program.They are a bunch of adult children,and such juvenile behavior is the norm for these individuals.No respect for others,and a lack of any common sense.And several of them are in MANAGERIAL positions.What a bunch of losers.

Posted by: A Co-worker of theirs at April 19, 2005 7:20 PM

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