August 18, 2019
He looks like Antifa. Curly hair is pretty darn Jewish. And those skinny little noodle arms make me think Antifa.
Although he could just be an insane man who places random objects in random places completely at random.
Or maybe this was a social experiment and he’s a New York artist?
The police on Saturday charged a man in connection with placing three rice cookers — two in a subway station and one in a Chelsea neighborhood — setting off a bomb scare that disrupted the morning commute on Friday, officials said.
The man, identified by the police as Larry K. Griffin II, 26, was taken into custody in the Bronx early on Saturday.
He was charged with three felony counts of placing a false bomb — one count for each of the rice cookers, the police said. A motive for the placement of the rice cookers remained unknown.
The episode began around 7 a.m. on Friday after the authorities were alerted to two suspicious appliances at the Fulton Street subway station. An hour later, the police were alerted to a third suspicious device near a garbage can in the Chelsea neighborhood.
Around 10 a.m., officials announced that all three devices were empty rice cookers and were not dangerous. All three were the same model rice cooker, officials said.
Mr. Griffin, a former resident of Bruno, W.Va., was seen on video leaving two devices on the subway platform at the Fulton Street station and his photo was widely distributed.
John Miller, the New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, said officials did not know why Mr. Griffin had placed the rice cookers in the subway. He said they could have been trash “and this guy picked them up and discarded them.”
A local sheriff’s office in West Virginia said in a news release that it had been contacted by law enforcement officials about Mr. Griffin. The release said Mr. Griffin had been arrested at least three times in the past eight years.
Charges in West Virginia against Mr. Griffin included possession of a controlled substance involving weapons and use of obscene material to seduce a minor. He also had an active warrant for his arrest for failure to report and for missing drug screens as part of his pretrial bond supervision, the release said.
The minor was a boy, by the way. Just for the record. Interesting the NYT doesn’t bother to mention that this individual is a homosexual.
Around 5 p.m. Friday, Mr. Griffin called his brother, Jason Griffin, in Connecticut, and said he was scared and unsure of what to do as the police were searching for him.
Mr. Griffin, who moved to New York from West Virginia in May, has a history of mental illness and had been living on the streets, Jason Griffin said.
“He thinks being homeless is fun,” Mr. Griffin said on Friday. “He was collecting stuff and he said that he found three rice cookers in front of a sushi restaurant.”
Tara Brumfield, Mr. Griffin’s cousin, told television station WSAZ News Channel 3 that Mr. Griffin had a history of picking up items.
“Whether it’s tools or a fishing pole or something like that he’ll pick up one thing and leave it there and then pick up another and then leave it there, and I’ve watched him do stuff like that a bunch of times,” she said.
The arrest was also… strange.
The ‘person of interest’ who prompted a bomb scare in New York on Friday when he left two rice cookers in a lower Manhattan subway station was filmed being taken into custody while unconscious.
Larry Kenton Griffin II, 26, was apprehended by cops in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Bronx, after they were called to a home over a suspected overdose.
According to law enforcement sources, Griffin was found unconscious at an address in the New York borough at around 2:00am.
Video footage captured the moment he was taken away to hospital, strapped to a gurney and seemingly unconscious with an oxygen mask secured around his face.
Yeah, weird story.
But not really even that weird relative to the other stories we’ve been hearing about lately.
You do wonder about some of this stuff.