Man arrested outside Asheville airport as Obama leaves

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    Police began questioning McVey after noticing his car's Ohio license plate and other equipment, including a digital camera on the dashboard and four large antennas on the trunk lid, according to the case summary.
    McVey got out of the car and started talking on a handheld radio attached to a remote earpiece, and the officer noticed he was wearing a sidearm. The officer and Secret Service agents asked for McVey's identification, and when they ran his driver's license number through a computer, it did not come back as valid, according to the summary.
    When the officer asked what he was doing, McVey stated “he heard the president was in town. He stated he wanted to see the president,” according to the summary.
    Officers removed McVey's Springfield XD 40 handgun and detained him.
    While searching his Pontiac Grand Prix, investigators heard police department radio traffic, “indicating he was monitoring our frequency when he arrived.” Officers also found a siren box under his steering wheel, several pieces of paper with agency radio frequencies written on them and a sticky note in the cup holder with rifle scope formulas on them, according to the case summary.

    Armed man arrested outside Asheville airport as Obama leaves | citizen-times.com | Asheville Citizen-Times
     
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    The Springfield XD 40 is a nice handgun.

    So who do we know that's from Ohio??? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    He looks vewy scawy!! [​IMG]
     
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    Doesn't sound to me like he broke any laws.
     
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    I was unaware that having an Ohio liscense plate made you a suspicious character for the police to be concerned about.
     
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    only in Ann Arbor.
     
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    Anyone see a difference between Probable Cause and a Reasonable Suspicion in this little story?
     
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    There is plenty of difference. But Im not sure how having an Ohio liscense plate gives them a reasonable suspicion.

    Uncommon. Yes. But suspicious?
     
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    Of course you right-wing morons are defending the guy. The guy was fucking suspcicious with all of the radio scanners, a handgun, digital camera on his window, etc. That's fucking SCARY!
     
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    Not suspicious at all. Obviously he was on his way to a Tea Party meeting, don't they all come so equiped?
     

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