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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Fred Fuller, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    ... your last name is Kaboom, and you wrote it on your homemade aluminum walking stick.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/201...alking-stick-prompts-evacuation-in-akron?lite

    Kaboom! Oddly named man's walking stick prompts evacuation in Akron

    It happens virtually every day somewhere in America: A suspicious object is found in a public building. The building is evacuated. The object turns out to be innocuous. Everybody goes back to work.

    It happened Wednesday in Akron, Ohio, where City Hall was evacuated after someone spotted something that looked like it could be a pipe bomb. The Summit County Bomb Squad, Akron police, Akron fire crews and even the University of Akron's K-9 unit all responded and determined it wasn't a bomb. Police gave the all clear at 10 a.m. ET.

    So why are we telling you about it? Read on.

    Fox station WJW-TV of Cleveland reported that the item was a 4-foot-long aluminum stick with duct tape at both ends and the word "Kaboom" written across it.

    It turns out "Kaboom" is a person, not a threat. According to WAKR radio of Akron:
    "It was a homemade cane owned by James 'Natural' Kaboom — that's his legal name — 66, of North Hill. He'd forgotten it at a meeting."
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    ROFLPIMP! Because some senior moments are too EPIC not to share!
     
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    Awesome, awesome, awesome.
     
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    That is wonderful to read.
     
  5. ugaarguy

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    It gets better

    The article has been updated, and apparently his legal name is Natural Hunka Kaboom. I did a white pages search and it yielded results for both James N Kaboom and Natural H Kaboom in Akron, OH. I can't believe this is real.

    Perhaps this gentleman should invest in a wood or phenolic walking stick. :uhoh:
     
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    Amusing, but other than the lesson learned that ("A suspicious object is found in a public building. The building is evacuated. The object turns out to be innocuous. Everybody goes back to work") leaving objects that can be mistaken for a pipe bomb in a court house is "imprudent" there's not a lot else to learn other than change your name from "Kaboom" if you're going to do it.
     
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