OH man detained in Israel says he was off to Afghanistan to find bin Laden


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Drizzt
February 24, 2003, 12:05 AM
Armed Ohio man detained in Israel says he was off to Afghanistan to find bin Laden

Fri Feb 21, 8:30 AM ET


JERUSALEM - An 81-year-old Ohio man armed with two pistols was briefly detained in Israel and told police that he was on his way to Afghanistan (news - web sites) in hopes of hunting down Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) and claiming a US$25 million bounty, the man's Israeli lawyer said Friday.

To avoid facing charges after appearing before a judge, Daniel Chick agreed to give up his weapons and leave Israel, said his attorney, Gideon Costa. Chick flew to Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, the attorney said.

Police in the port city of Haifa stopped Chick on Tuesday as he tried to board a boat for Cyprus and found the two hand guns and ammunition in his bag.

"He was looking for bin Laden for the adventure," said Costa, who did not know how to contact Chick after his departure from Israel.

The United States has offered a US$25 million reward for information that helps capture bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader.

The lawyer did not know much about Chick — what city he was from, if he had a family, how or why he intended to find bin Laden or why he ended up in Israel. After leaving the United States, Chick made stops in Germany to visit a daughter and in Italy, where he caught a flight to Israel, the lawyer said.

Chick wore military-style pants and sweater, said Costa, who helped arrange the deal allowing him to go free if he agreed to leave the country.

"I got the impression he was a nice guy," Costa said.

"If he gets the reward money I told him to remember that I had a part in the effort," the lawyer said with a laugh.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030221/ap_wo_en_ge/me_gen_israel_bin_laden_hunter_2

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Kahr carrier
February 24, 2003, 03:10 AM
Hey they should set him loose in Afganistan ,who knows he might get lucky .Can you see the headlines now Senior citizen bags Bin Laden.:neener:

Azrael256
February 24, 2003, 03:17 AM
Wow, I hope I'm that feisty when I'm 81.

jmbg29
February 24, 2003, 03:28 AM
"I got the impression he was a nice guy," Costa said.Sounds like one of the great guys to me! :D :D :D

swingset
February 24, 2003, 03:56 AM
Just when I think there are no cool guys from Ohio, this guy and goes to prove me wrong.

762x51
February 24, 2003, 11:13 AM
Good for him! :cool:

Tamara
February 24, 2003, 11:34 AM
Sound like he's having more fun than the shuffleboard & bingo crowd. :cool:

4v50 Gary
February 24, 2003, 11:46 AM
That we should be capable of such an adventure at age 81. BTW, Bin Laden is probably in Pakistan.

2dogs
February 24, 2003, 11:56 AM
Boy, they're making that Ensure potent these days.:what:

Good for him- go out in style.

NewShooter78
February 24, 2003, 12:08 PM
I hope I'm that fiesty when I'm his age.

Dave R
February 24, 2003, 12:08 PM
Osama should be glad that wasn't Art Eatman.

Ebbtide
February 24, 2003, 12:32 PM
Just when I think there are no cool guys from Ohio, this guy and goes to prove me wrong.

HEY!

We are all Cool....and all that tuff!
:D

firestar
February 24, 2003, 12:37 PM
How do they expect to get Bin Laden if they arrest the people that are going after him? What good is a bounty if you can't go after him.:scrutiny:

I have said this before but I don't really think the U.S. wants to capture Bin Laden.

I don't think an 81 year old has much of a chance on his own but its worth a try. I would LMFAO if he ended up getting him.

Carla
February 24, 2003, 01:36 PM
I'm all for the old guy. He's got more fire in his belly than most of the guys I know who are 1/3 his age or younger. Now thats a sad commentary on American young people.

Carla

coonan357
February 24, 2003, 03:12 PM
thankgoodness my granddad don't have the internet, with all the war stories about normandy , hold on a sec...what mom??, wheres grandpa??? ,uh oh !!!! :rolleyes: :D

At least I give this old guy credit , these are the guys who fought in WWII and won remember! not like the new generation of kids ..

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