Monday, October 8, 2007

Downtown Bomb Mystery Solved ... Sort Of

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Mon, Oct 8, 2007 at 4:28 PM

The Charleston Police Department has released the facts on the suspicious device found near the Calhoun Street Starbucks — wait, there's THREE. Okay, the one close to the College of Charleston — wait there's TWO. Okay, the one across the street from the old Bell South building.

It turns out the device was actually a cell phone attached to a pair of batteries.

Charleston Police Department detectives have determined that a suspicious package found at the corner of Coming and Calhoun streets on September 21 is actually a global positioning system equipped cellular telephone with two heavy duty batteries attached to it.

Mystery solved, right? Wrong.

The cellular telephone was being used as a tracking device and the batteries were attached to prolong the use of the telephone. The telephone had been placed on the vehicle by a private investigator and it fell off the vehicle at the incident location.


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