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(Fox5 DC)   Man arrested when his attempt to blow up his car near the Pentagon by lighting a rag inserted into the gas tank was as successful as the guy who burned his lips on the tailpipe   (fox5dc.com) divider line
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2020-02-25 5:22:18 PM  
He's never seen No Country for Old Men?
 
2020-02-25 6:19:31 PM  
Look like a Bernie Sanders voter.
 
2020-02-25 6:19:32 PM  
His car?   WTOP was reporting earlier today that it was someone's car who actually worked at the pentagon (and didn't know the attempted arsonist)
 
2020-02-25 6:22:10 PM  
Golly, he doesn't look like a terrorist.
 
2020-02-25 6:22:14 PM  
Hey, let's just throw the mental health cases in jail! That should cure their craziness for sure!
 
2020-02-25 6:22:34 PM  
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Thread-jacking: Why do I keep getting this when submitting stuff from verifed news sites?
 
2020-02-25 6:22:50 PM  
Damn MOOO-slims trying to destroy this country! They are the enem....

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Nevermind....
 
2020-02-25 6:25:08 PM  
It's like attempting to light your underwear on fire on an aeroplane.
 
2020-02-25 6:25:25 PM  
The day terrorists figure out the difference between conflagration and explosion (burning shiat v shiat goes boom) is going to be a dark one indeed. Still not as funny as those guys years ago who drove a jeep full of propane tanks into the security bollards at Glasgow airport, then ran around, on fire, screaming, until a guard literally stomped them out.

Thank you Hollywood for making people believe that cars and propane tanks easily blow up.
 
2020-02-25 6:25:52 PM  
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2020-02-25 6:26:19 PM  

Keys dude: https://www.flkeysnews.com/news/local​/​article240614841.html


check the url:

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2020-02-25 6:27:53 PM  

phrawgh: It's like attempting to light your underwear on fire on an aeroplane.


Or the guy who, in violation of every pranking rule known to man, tried to give himself the hotfoot on a plane.
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2020-02-25 6:27:54 PM  
watched too many movies where cars explode just by looking at them
 
2020-02-25 6:29:22 PM  

Petite Mel: Damn MOOO-slims trying to destroy this country! They are the enem....

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Nevermind....


Well, the Peacers do seem to have this little problem with committing mass-murders, but then there's this failed abortion:

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I think Beavis needs to slap his shiat.
 
2020-02-25 6:30:13 PM  

FlyingBacon: Look like a Bernie Sanders voter.


He looks like someone who was arrested for what will most likely be a terrorism charge, so statistically he is far more likely to be a Trump voter.  Sorry if facts hurt your feelings.
 
2020-02-25 6:30:21 PM  

FlyingBacon: Look like a Bernie Sanders voter.


Arkansas is a red state. Except for Clinton. Because, reasons. Stop trolling.
 
2020-02-25 6:32:53 PM  
Something something blow, something something Bentagon
 
2020-02-25 6:33:43 PM  
Hola, amigos. What's up?

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2020-02-25 6:35:39 PM  
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must've watched this.

if not, he should've because it kicks ass.
 
2020-02-25 6:38:42 PM  

little big man: Hola, amigos. What's up?

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Jim! It's been a long time since you rapped at us.
 
2020-02-25 6:42:54 PM  

Tourney3p0: FlyingBacon: Look like a Bernie Sanders voter.

He looks like someone who was arrested for what will most likely be a terrorism charge, so statistically he is far more likely to be a Trump voter.  Sorry if facts hurt your feelings.


FTFA: He's charged with maliciously attempting to damage and destroy by means of fire, a vehicle used in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce.

Serious charges, but a white person has to actually blow stuff up to get charged with terrorism.
 
2020-02-25 6:48:54 PM  

FlyingBacon: Look like a Bernie Sanders voter.


And so it begins
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2020-02-25 6:49:41 PM  

AllYourFarkIsUs: FlyingBacon: Look like a Bernie Sanders voter.

Arkansas is a red state. Except for Clinton. Because, reasons. Stop trolling.


You might be surprised what's happening out here. Especially in the vacuum left by Hillary. He's young. My guess would depend on what part of Arkansas he's from.

/arkansas will remain red in 2020
 
2020-02-25 6:49:47 PM  
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This is from the story, written by one of my good friends: "Most of the comments responding to the post were not kind - and many were not-so-thinly-veiled references to the Lamborghini enthusiasts trying to overcompensate for certain physical shortcomings."
 
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2020-02-25 6:51:52 PM  

Keys dude: Can't verify that link: Throwing away unfetchable URL https://www.flkeysnews.com/news/lo​cal/article240614841.html: 500 read timeout

Thread-jacking: Why do I keep getting this when submitting stuff from verifed news sites?


Fark's link checker bot is rejected by many news sites with a 4xx, 5xx, or timeout.  Same thing if you access the site with a non-Mozilla user agent or with JavaScript disabled.  The JS error happens on the second page load.  I think the script sets a cookie to prove you are watching their ads.
 
2020-02-25 7:02:46 PM  
My inherited CSB:

My mom was a lawyer in a small town without an Public Defender's Office, so all they lawyers names went into a pool and occasionally she'd get to defend someone.

This guy wanted to burn down his house for insurance money.  So he parked his car in the garage, put a gas soaked rag in the gas tank opening, poured gas all over the garage floor, then set up a timer to generate a spark.

Then he went down the street to the 7-11 with his dog to establish an alibi.  

What he figured:  After a few minutes, wait until he hears sirens and then head back to house and say OMG, my house is on fire.

What happened:  He forgot that gas doesn't burn, gas fumes burn.  While he was at the 7-11, the garage filled with fumes and the spark set off an explosion that charred the inside of the garage, but didn't start a fire.  All it really did was blow the garage door into the middle of the street.

The police and fire department are there, they see the spark generator, the gas soaked rags in the gas tank, and think gee....this may be attempted arson.

Saul Goodman couldn't have bullshiatted his way out of that one.
 
2020-02-25 7:06:56 PM  
Molotov cocktails don't asplode with a gas-soaked, flaming rag hanging out until you throw them with enough force to break the container.

So this guy's only fault was not throwing the car.
 
2020-02-25 7:09:28 PM  

little big man: Hola, amigos. What's up?

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Jim Archower? Been a long time since I rapped at ya. Did you ever get your Festiva fixed?
 
2020-02-25 7:13:19 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Tourney3p0: FlyingBacon: Look like a Bernie Sanders voter.

He looks like someone who was arrested for what will most likely be a terrorism charge, so statistically he is far more likely to be a Trump voter.  Sorry if facts hurt your feelings.

FTFA: He's charged with maliciously attempting to damage and destroy by means of fire, a vehicle used in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce.

Serious charges, but a white person has to actually blow stuff up to get charged with terrorism.


That's true.  A few months ago a guy in a Charger ran down a bunch of people protesting in Charlotte.  Not a terrorist though.  Probably a Bernie supporter.
 
2020-02-25 7:18:48 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: watched too many movies where cars explode just by looking at them


80's TV taught me that a car can flip 5 times, most people escape with minor scrapes, and the car explodes after everyone gets to a safe distance
 
2020-02-25 7:20:23 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The day terrorists figure out the difference between conflagration and explosion (burning shiat v shiat goes boom) is going to be a dark one indeed. Still not as funny as those guys years ago who drove a jeep full of propane tanks into the security bollards at Glasgow airport, then ran around, on fire, screaming, until a guard literally stomped them out.

Thank you Hollywood for making people believe that cars and propane tanks easily blow up.


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Who could forget?
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2020-02-25 7:22:11 PM  
csb:

I worked at the Pentagon for a while as an Air Force contractor.  I was in IT, and it was a great job even though I worked second shift for a while.  I worked with mostly Airmen.

I took the Metro to and from work, so I could never leave later than 11pm or I wouldn't have a way to get home.

One Friday night, I was working on something I wanted to finish but wouldn't make it out by 11.  I asked one of the Airmen if I had to get a permit to park in the parking lot in hopes I could come in for a couple hours the next day, Saturday (when the parking lots are mostly empty).

He said yes, but it would be impossible at that time of night, and even if I applied for one as a contractor, after months of review, I probably wouldn't get one anyway.

I asked him "Suppose I just parked for a couple hours, what could they possible do?"

He laughed and said:

"Then your car becomes 'training'"

I didn't end up working that Saturday.

/csb
 
2020-02-25 7:23:50 PM  
It is a popular fallacy that gasoline blows up really easy. All you have to do is toss a random match into it on TV or in the movies.

But it is not true.

Gasoline won't explode unless you compress it, in an engine say, and even the fumes are not all that easy to light. The explosions they do in the movies are faked with explosives. Gasoline is a great source of enegy, but it is not an explosive per se.  The Simpsons do a great job of mocking this misconception by having things explode when gently bumped, for no reason, even things that are not full of gasoline.

Mind you, you should not smoke near a lot of greasy rags or fuel tanks. The people who owned the gas station across from my Grandmother's smoked around the pit and pumps all the time. One day the whole gas station jumped straight into the air.

With no casualties. I laughed and I laughed. I wish I could have seen the look on my Grandmother's face. She was a bit of a worry-wart.
 
2020-02-25 7:24:38 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The day terrorists figure out the difference between conflagration and explosion (burning shiat v shiat goes boom) is going to be a dark one indeed. Still not as funny as those guys years ago who drove a jeep full of propane tanks into the security bollards at Glasgow airport, then ran around, on fire, screaming, until a guard literally stomped them out.

Thank you Hollywood for making people believe that cars and propane tanks easily blow up.


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2020-02-25 7:26:21 PM  
Did you know that ordinary table sugar (sucrose) is about as energy-dense as gasoline? Yet, for some reason, they do not run cars on maple syrup. Mind you, the smell would get to me. Bad enough that some of our buses smell like french fries.
 
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2020-02-25 7:26:41 PM  
/possibly, dammit
 
2020-02-25 7:27:00 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Who could forget?


As I recall the dude that got stomped out had both testicles ruptured. Good times.
 
2020-02-25 7:28:36 PM  
You gotta love the British and European tabs. They is cwazy!

I do miss the Weekley World News for its reliable and predictable coverage of my home world*.

*Which is Earth, contrary to what you may have heard.
 
2020-02-25 8:02:08 PM  

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2020-02-25 8:16:30 PM  
FNG:
One Friday night, I was working on something I wanted to finish but wouldn't make it out by 11.  I asked one of the Airmen if I had to get a permit to park in the parking lot in hopes I could come in for a couple hours the next day, Saturday (when the parking lots are mostly empty).

He said yes, but it would be impossible at that time of night, and even if I applied for one as a contractor, after months of review, I probably wouldn't get one anyway.


Most of the parking at the pentagon is for carpools.  Back when I was there (early 1990s) south parking was all 3+ person carpools.  (van pools closest, then 5+ person, 4+ person, etc, as you walked through it).  2 person carpool parking was on the other side of 395.

The individuals who get parking passes are generals and SES, and that's in the smaller lots with guards.  My dad was high enough up to get parking passes for visitors, but not high enough up to get parking for himself, so he'd sometimes list himself as a visitor so he could park for the day at one of the close-in lots.  (He also had a 2-person carpool pass that he shared with an office mate, and they'd just pass it off between them when they needed it, but it meant allocating an extra 25 mins or so to hike through south parking and up the steps to the security checkpoint, then heading to the other side of the building where his office was)

(technically, I was at 400 Army Navy Drive, and as an intern, I took mail between our office (ODASD(P&L)E) and the office in the pentagon that we fell under (ODASD(P&L)), so I typically hiked across south parking 4 times a day)
 
2020-02-25 8:53:33 PM  
No locking gas cap?
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2020-02-25 11:21:30 PM  

Oneiros: FNG:
One Friday night, I was working on something I wanted to finish but wouldn't make it out by 11.  I asked one of the Airmen if I had to get a permit to park in the parking lot in hopes I could come in for a couple hours the next day, Saturday (when the parking lots are mostly empty).

He said yes, but it would be impossible at that time of night, and even if I applied for one as a contractor, after months of review, I probably wouldn't get one anyway.

Most of the parking at the pentagon is for carpools.  Back when I was there (early 1990s) south parking was all 3+ person carpools.  (van pools closest, then 5+ person, 4+ person, etc, as you walked through it).  2 person carpool parking was on the other side of 395.

The individuals who get parking passes are generals and SES, and that's in the smaller lots with guards.  My dad was high enough up to get parking passes for visitors, but not high enough up to get parking for himself, so he'd sometimes list himself as a visitor so he could park for the day at one of the close-in lots.  (He also had a 2-person carpool pass that he shared with an office mate, and they'd just pass it off between them when they needed it, but it meant allocating an extra 25 mins or so to hike through south parking and up the steps to the security checkpoint, then heading to the other side of the building where his office was)

(technically, I was at 400 Army Navy Drive, and as an intern, I took mail between our office (ODASD(P&L)E) and the office in the pentagon that we fell under (ODASD(P&L)), so I typically hiked across south parking 4 times a day)


Interesting.  I never pursued it since it wasn't an emergency outage, just something I would have liked to get done since I had it figured out.

South Parking is huge - that's a long walk.

And that's where I would have parked had the Airman not told me it would be a very bad idea.
 
2020-02-26 10:03:19 AM  

Jake Havechek: He's never seen No Country for Old Men?


Or God Bless America
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