Skip to comments.Bomb Hoaxer: Proud Ithacan
Posted on 02/02/2013 10:33:25 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Though the suspected bomb in a box turned out to be a book, an Ithaca man may wind up behind bars for creating a scare last fall on The Commons.
Following his arrest in October, Matthew Whitney, 37, told Ithaca Police and FBI investigators that he placed a brown cardboard Nike box marked Bomb on The Commons to promote his free energy cause, according to court records.
The package was found just before 3 p.m. Oct. 11 outside the Bank of America building on The Commons. Ithaca police evacuated The Commons, and several businesses in the downtown area were forced to close for nearly four hours.
It seemed to be an inconspicuous way to go about what I was doing, Whitney told investigators when they asked why he placed the box in front of the bank. I kind of knew this was futile, but to answer your question. Humanity has an option to free energy, and that was the message I was trying to get across.
He had written to Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and another news outlet and told them that he had placed the box, Whitney said.
I explained why I did it and hoped that (Myrick) would be the outlet to allow me to explain to the city why I did what I did, Whitney told investigators. His e-mail to Myrick, Whitney added, said that he was proud to be an Ithacan and that he hoped they could help each other.
Whitney is scheduled to be sentenced on March 5. He is being held in the Tompkins County Jail without bail.
His e-mail to [Ithaca Mayor Svante] Myrick, Whitney added, said that he was proud to be an Ithacan
“Freeeeeeee energy, maaaaaan! Don’t you understaaaaaand?”
Sheesh - this is the same kind of dweeb that, with a degree and cleaned up a little, ends up in the Obama DOE.
He meant well, or at least he meant something, or at least he made a statement of some kind, or at least he wrote BOMB on a box and put it somewhere, isn’t that the only thing that matters?
“Humanity has an option to free energy, and that was the message I was trying to get across.
OK, so now he’s gotten the message across. Too bad it’s meaningless, incoherent, and (appropriately enough) symbolized by a dummy bomb.
So is Matthew Whitney a Cornell grad or product of another Ivy school?
Hope you’re staying away from Cayuga waters. There’s more than the smell to worry about.