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(KTAR Phoenix)   He tried to get in touch with Doc Brown at the mall but Doc wanted plutonium, so he went home   (ktar.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Scottsdale, Arizona, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 27-year-old Jared Trent Atkins, Assault, Plea, United States Department of Justice, Terrorism, United States  
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2021-03-05 1:12:17 PM  
Jesus, talk about random shiat out of left field...

Prosecutors said 27-year-old Jared Trent Atkins stole three devices containing the radiological material Iridium-192 from his workplace in April 2019 and also stole tools to open the devices and expose the material.

He also stabbed a gas station clerk in Phoenix before stealing the devices.
 
2021-03-05 2:53:03 PM  
The Libyans!!
 
2021-03-05 2:53:14 PM  
Prosecutors said Atkins texted his co-workers, telling them he had the dangerous devices and warned them to stay home until the devices were found.

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2021-03-05 2:55:03 PM  

Mikey1969: Jesus, talk about random shiat out of left field...

Prosecutors said 27-year-old Jared Trent Atkins stole three devices containing the radiological material Iridium-192 from his workplace in April 2019 and also stole tools to open the devices and expose the material.

He also stabbed a gas station clerk in Phoenix before stealing the devices.


"Prosecutors said Atkins texted his co-workers, telling them he had the dangerous devices and warned them to stay home until the devices were found."

Not exactly a Bond villain, this one.
 
2021-03-05 2:56:44 PM  
That was a roller coaster. How on Earth did he pass vetting to get near that material in the first place...
 
2021-03-05 2:58:35 PM  
It's the end of the world.
 
2021-03-05 2:58:39 PM  
He could have just stolen 75,000 smoke detectors and removed the americium from them to have enough of the isotope to make a bomb.

But that would probably take about 15 years and who has that kind of....Ohhh.
 
2021-03-05 2:58:52 PM  

wild9: That was a roller coaster. How on Earth did he pass vetting to get near that material in the first place...


Maybe he was the janitor.
 
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2021-03-05 3:02:35 PM  
CDC introduction to Iridium-192 The half life is 74 days.
 
2021-03-05 3:03:25 PM  
Where did this guy work?
 
2021-03-05 3:06:06 PM  
18.5 years for stealing nuclear material?

Black people have gone to jail for longer in this country for having weed in their pocket.

The justice system is utter shiat.
 
2021-03-05 3:06:47 PM  
Don't do business with this so called Doctor Brown. I request that he make me a bomb and all he gave me was a casing filled with pinball machine parts.
 
2021-03-05 3:10:30 PM  
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2021-03-05 3:15:38 PM  
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2021-03-05 3:16:00 PM  
It's guys like this that make it hard for guys like me to get radioactive materials for peaceful purposes.
 
2021-03-05 3:17:19 PM  
It is a gamma emitter, but I doubt there was enough to even seriously affect him over a short period via external exposure. This isotope is put into cancer patients using very small thin vials to irradiate cancer cells.
 
2021-03-05 3:20:54 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: 18.5 years for stealing nuclear material?

Black people have gone to jail for longer in this country for having weed in their pocket.

The justice system is utter shiat.


He got 15 years for that.
And only 3.5 for stabbing somebody and arson.
If he was only a white cop, beating/killing a black person, he would have gotten a paid vacation.
 
2021-03-05 3:21:52 PM  

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Yeah I wonder how they found you, doc.

Youre just driving around town in a giant van with your name written down both sides in two foot tall letters.
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2021-03-05 3:25:06 PM  
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"I stabbed a gas station attendant in Phoenix
Just to get some plutonium..."
 
2021-03-05 3:30:29 PM  
If only he collect toys instead.

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2021-03-05 3:31:17 PM  

Evil Mackerel: If only he collected toys instead.

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FTFM
 
2021-03-05 3:39:11 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: It is a gamma emitter, but I doubt there was enough to even seriously affect him over a short period via external exposure. This isotope is put into cancer patients using very small thin vials to irradiate cancer cells.


It's also used to look through concrete buildings.
 
2021-03-05 3:39:37 PM  
They should have set him up with old pinball machine parts.

/1.21 Jigawatts!
 
2021-03-05 4:47:18 PM  
It says "Atkins also pleaded guilty to state charges of aggravated assault and arson". What does arson have to do with anything? And why stab the gas station attendant?

Sounds like a mental health problem.
 
2021-03-05 5:03:03 PM  
"So....he got a lobotomy"
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2021-03-05 5:24:55 PM  

Evil Mackerel: If only he collect toys instead.

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I like how they write "EXCITING! SAFE!" directly on the packaging. That's how you know the Gilbert toy company cared!

/How did kids survive the 60's?
 
2021-03-05 7:03:44 PM  

Ambitwistor: Where did this guy work?


Ok, I had time to do some research.  He worked for Western Technologies, which does environmental engineering and consulting, construction engineering, and testing and inspections.  He stole 880 Delta Projectors, gamma ray sources used for industrial inspections of materials and structures.  The unshielded sources Ir-192 and Se-75 each emit about 5.5 TBq (150 Curies); I don't have a clear picture of how safe/dangerous that is.
 
2021-03-05 7:38:37 PM  

Ambitwistor: Ambitwistor: Where did this guy work?

Ok, I had time to do some research.  He worked for Western Technologies, which does environmental engineering and consulting, construction engineering, and testing and inspections.  He stole 880 Delta Projectors, gamma ray sources used for industrial inspections of materials and structures.  The unshielded sources Ir-192 and Se-75 each emit about 5.5 TBq (150 Curies); I don't have a clear picture of how safe/dangerous that is.


I'm no nuclear physicist, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that sounds like a lot.
 
2021-03-05 8:44:21 PM  
First, Captain Trips and now we have some guy on a quad hauling stuff around yelling MY LIFE FOR YOU.

So which is it everyone? Going to meet Randy in Las Vegas or Mother Abigail in Boulder?
 
2021-03-05 9:21:22 PM  
bleh not sure how you could use those for much "mass" destruction, idk maybe if you work at a jockstrap factory you could mix it in the plastic to sterilize a bunch of athletes but whatever.
 
2021-03-05 10:43:21 PM  

dothemath: cyberspacedout: [Fark user image 850x789]

Yeah I wonder how they found you, doc.

Youre just driving around town in a giant van with your name written down both sides in two foot tall letters.
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They weren't exactly the brightest terrorists in the box. They traded an expensive case of plutonium for a run-of-the-mill bomb.

I know people didn't make the best financial decisions in the 80s, but... really, writers?
 
2021-03-05 11:34:04 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Pointy Tail of Satan: It is a gamma emitter, but I doubt there was enough to even seriously affect him over a short period via external exposure. This isotope is put into cancer patients using very small thin vials to irradiate cancer cells.

It's also used to look through concrete buildings.


I think it's also used for inspecting of welds..
 
2021-03-06 10:32:07 AM  

Ambitwistor: Ambitwistor: Where did this guy work?

Ok, I had time to do some research.  He worked for Western Technologies, which does environmental engineering and consulting, construction engineering, and testing and inspections.  He stole 880 Delta Projectors, gamma ray sources used for industrial inspections of materials and structures.  The unshielded sources Ir-192 and Se-75 each emit about 5.5 TBq (150 Curies); I don't have a clear picture of how safe/dangerous that is.


Wash your hands after playing with it.  About four hours around the stuff is about the same as getting your arm X-rayed.
 
2021-03-06 10:32:41 AM  

dothemath: Prosecutors said Atkins texted his co-workers, telling them he had the dangerous devices and warned them to stay home until the devices were found.

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He sounds like he was pretty much around the bend for most of this caper, but presumably one version of the plan was to rip out the radioactive guts and put them somewhere in public, to irradiate specific people or people in general, and he didn't want his work buddies getting zapped.

Iridium-192 is, per Google, a gamma emitter with a half-life of 74 days. (Shorter = more dangerous in this context.) That could be pretty scary from a terrorism standpoint if he'd been clever about how he deployed it, which fortunately he wasn't.

That said, I have no idea how much iridium we're talking about here. If these "devices" use a little pinhead-sized speck of the stuff, then it's a different story and he's just a stabby guy in the middle of a meltdown.
 
2021-03-06 10:35:06 AM  

semiotix: stabby guy in the middle of a meltdown


Well, poor choice of words in this case, since 192Ir isn't fissile, but you get what I mean.
 
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