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Chinese carjack victim of Boston bombers only escaped when they stopped for Red Bull and (trunc)
Daily Mail ^ | 23 April 2013 | Paul Thompson

Posted on 04/23/2013 4:00:14 AM PDT by Zhang Fei

A man taken hostage by the alleged Boston bombers after he was car jacked was able to escape after they stopped to buy cans of Red Bull at a gas station, MailOnline can reveal.

The carjacking victim, whose name has not been revealed, has told authorities that being Chinese almost certainly saved his life, saying that the brothers told him they would not kill him because he was 'not American.'

The victim was able to jump out of the car and flee while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, looked to buy cans of the energy drink and chocolate bars.

From interviews with the staff at both gas stations and court records, MailOnline has been able to piece together the frantic events of the early hours of last Friday.

The terrifying sequence of events began when Tamerlan carjacked a Mercedes SUV car at gun point barely 40 minutes after MIT campus police officer Sean Collier was killed as he sat in his patrol car.

Tamerlan jumped into the passenger seat of the Mercedes and told the driver: 'Did you hear about the Boston explosion... I did that.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: asianamericans; boston; bostonbombing; braking; carjacking; china; marathon; redbull; tsarnaev
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Talk about the luck of the devil.
1 posted on 04/23/2013 4:00:14 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

Would they have killed him if he were a black American?


2 posted on 04/23/2013 4:12:45 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Zhang Fei

And the guy had a coexist bumper sticker on his SUV, of all the irony.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 4:13:10 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: 2001convSVT
We are talking about Boston, are we not?

I thought they proud themselves about how much more tolerant than the rest of us.

4 posted on 04/23/2013 4:18:32 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Zhang Fei
The photos at the link show a dark sedan in the middle of the street with a window blown out. But the article, and all the other reports I've seen, says the kid ran over his brother in a SUV during his escape.

So, where's the SUV?

5 posted on 04/23/2013 4:21:45 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: 2001convSVT
And the guy had a coexist bumper sticker on his SUV, of all the irony.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 4:24:45 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: FReepaholic
...So, where's the SUV?...

I'm going to answer my own question since I found an eyewitness account of the shootout. Apparently they were in two cars.

Eyewitness account of the shootout

7 posted on 04/23/2013 4:29:08 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Very proud indeed, he most likely thought the sticker would be like a force field to keep him safe.
8 posted on 04/23/2013 4:35:04 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Third Person
Would they have killed him if he were a black American?

I thought they had let him go. As it turns out, he escaped. I'm not so sure that they wouldn't have killed him. They might have temporarily needed a driver and a hostage. With him driving, they had two guns available to blaze away at any opposition, and a human shield.

9 posted on 04/23/2013 4:36:35 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: FReepaholic

I saw a pic floating around somewhere. It’s out there.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 4:38:10 AM PDT by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: Pan_Yan

Good diversity for Texas but how hard would it be to start a collection like that in the Northeast? And most Bostonians believe that a coexist sticker will keep them safer.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 4:38:49 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Zhang Fei

“...they would not kill him because he was ‘not American...”

Hmmm...so it’s OK for terrorist murderers to profile their victims but it’s NOT ok for us to profile the terrorists?

Did I get that right?


12 posted on 04/23/2013 4:39:49 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Zhang Fei

Red Bull another fine product from the pork eating infidels.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 4:45:07 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Zhang Fei

14 posted on 04/23/2013 4:50:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SMARTY

By George Smarty, you have a point!! Everybody, all over the world can profile — but not we American in the USA!


15 posted on 04/23/2013 4:52:27 AM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: Third Person
Would they have killed him if he were a black American?

I believe they would have killed the Chinese carjack victim eventually ...he just happened to escape. At times carjackers and other kidnapper/abductor/hostage types will tell their victim a lie to placate them until the moment they are ready to terminate them. All abductors want the victim to comply as fully as possible, and telling a lie is one of the easiest ways to do so.

Come think of it I believe in one of the 9/11 planes the terrorists who hijacked it had informed the passengers that they would be ok once certain demands were met. In a pre-9/11 environment it was a good strategy, since in all but one plane the passengers were compliant, and in the single plane where the passengers rose up and fought the terrorists that was only after some of the passengers had received information (when they called home on the plane's credit-card phone system) that other planes had also been hijacked and had crashed into buildings. Without that information the passengers in the fourth plane would have also remained docile, and the plane would have been crashed into either the White House or the Capitol Building.

I believe the terrorists would have killed the Chinese victim had he not escaped. In the same vein, they would also have killed an African American victim, had the driver been one, and they would have also told him a lie that he was safe because he was a minority. Same with virtually any other combination they would have nabbed, including a white male ...who would probably have been told that, as long as he cooperated, they would let him go once they were safely out of the area.

All potential victims would have ended up dead.

16 posted on 04/23/2013 4:53:30 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
No kidding. Both Thais and Austrians are major consumers of pork-related food items:

Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz was inspired by a pre-existing energy drink named Krating Daeng (Thai: กระทิงแดง, Thai pronunciation: [kràtʰiŋ dɛːŋ]), which was first invented and sold in Thailand. He took this idea, modified the ingredients to suit the tastes of westerners,[4] and, in partnership with Chaleo Yoovidhya, founded Red Bull GmbH in Austria. In Thai, daeng means red, and krating is the reddish-brown bovine called a "gaur", which is an animal slightly larger than the bison. Red Bull is sold in a tall and slim blue-silver can; in Thailand and in some parts of Asia it is sold in a wider gold can with the name of Krating Daeng or Red Bull Classic.[5] The two are different products, produced separately.

17 posted on 04/23/2013 4:56:15 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Well at least we know the President would have been safe if he had been carjacked by the brothers Chechen.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 5:12:29 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: Zhang Fei

“Red Bull” for the dope-smokers.

And folks wonder why Generation X-Box is running on Psychotic fumes.

Got Adrenal Failure?

http://www.google.com/#output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Caffeine+Sugar+”Adrenal+Failure";


19 posted on 04/23/2013 5:28:52 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Zhang Fei

“red bull and chocolate” ?= “watermelon ice tea and skittles”


20 posted on 04/23/2013 5:30:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Zhang Fei

It tastes exactly like some kind of soda that was around when I was a little kid. Didn’t like it then and don’t like it now.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 5:32:39 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2001convSVT
the guy had a coexist bumper sticker on his SUV

You are kidding?

22 posted on 04/23/2013 5:34:58 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Zhang Fei
The coolers in the many (read numerous!) 7-Elevens here all have st least 2 complete shelves dedicated to "Red Bull"-like 'energy drink' products.
I don't drink any of them - I like coffee - but the one with my favorite name so far is "Come Best."
Its gotta be a winner.
23 posted on 04/23/2013 5:40:46 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Zhang Fei
The carjacking victim, whose name has not been revealed, has told authorities that being Chinese almost certainly saved his life, saying that the brothers told him they would not kill him because he was 'not American.'

That didn't work so well with the Chinese student they killed a few days before.

24 posted on 04/23/2013 6:05:47 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Zhang Fei
Do you think the Chinese victim will have an epiphany about ‘government can't protect you’ and ‘coexist doesn't ward off evil’?

Since we are talking about Boston, maybe the carjack victim will get some form of self-protection (bats? sprays? firearms?) as a result?

25 posted on 04/23/2013 6:18:24 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Zhang Fei
is this story even verified now?
26 posted on 04/23/2013 6:26:03 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: Drawn7979
Case title: USA v. Tsarnaev
27 posted on 04/23/2013 6:33:59 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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Stand with Free Republic.

28 posted on 04/23/2013 6:40:23 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: annalex

No kidding.

http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/car-hijacked-by-boston-bomber-had-a-coexist-bumper-sticker-61686/


29 posted on 04/23/2013 6:42:40 AM PDT by jehardy
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To: CMB_polarization

Case title: USA v. Tsarnaev>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Boston v. Tsarnaev would be a VERY different case.


30 posted on 04/23/2013 6:43:20 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: TArcher
“Red Bull” for the dope-smokers.

And folks wonder why Generation X-Box is running on Psychotic fumes.

I drank two Red Bulls this morning, and haven't smoked any dope or gone psycho. I have however, loaded and unloaded eight big old honker bags of potting soil, worked in the garden, and done four loads of laundry, cleaned the fridge, and am fixing to go work in the garden some more.

I love Red Bull.

31 posted on 04/23/2013 8:30:37 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: 2001convSVT

he did LOL


32 posted on 04/23/2013 9:07:42 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Boston and MA one of the most screwed up yet elitist, yuppie far left cities in the country who still can’t grasp we’re fighting a war but they come out and have signs saying we won, it’s over Boston strong.

I would not mind if the folks from MA , or most of them just stayed the hell in their state but instead after maikng their state a place full of nuts they then move to AZ, TX, NC, VA, FL and try to change our states


33 posted on 04/23/2013 9:09:34 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: annalex

coexist, the irony of all ironies LOl, only in socialist cess pit MA, and I guarantee that the idiot will still have that sticker on thinking he;s cool


34 posted on 04/23/2013 9:11:09 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

States like CA and MA are like socialist tumors, the people their like cancer cells. Unfortunately it is metastasizing.


35 posted on 04/23/2013 9:11:34 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Do you think the Chinese victim will have an epiphany about ‘government can't protect you’ and ‘coexist doesn't ward off evil’?

Based on his bolting his captors the first chance he got, I'd guess that this fella (1) figured that the Borat brothers were gonna off him once he was no longer useful to them and (2) government wasn't gonna rescue anything but his cold, dead corpse.

36 posted on 04/23/2013 9:49:47 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: central_va

I wouldn’t mind if they stayed there but they don’t , they move on mass to other states like mine and yours and then demand to have our states look like the crap they left.


37 posted on 04/23/2013 10:07:18 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2001convSVT

And the terrorists’ roommate had a “Terrorista!” license plate.

We’re going to lose this war.


38 posted on 04/23/2013 10:19:17 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Lucky guy. Hope he doesn’t let it go to his head (’bout not being killed because he’s not American)


39 posted on 04/23/2013 10:35:28 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: keats5
Wanna see something (not) funny? Check out some of our states D.M.V. lists of "forbidden words" you cannot put on license plates!

I'm pretty sure COM-E H8R is on the forbidden list in Cali.

40 posted on 04/23/2013 10:42:05 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Minutemen
Lucky guy. Hope he doesn’t let it go to his head (’bout not being killed because he’s not American)

He wasn't released. He escaped, probably because the Borat brothers hadn't slept in a while. They were feeding him soothing words the way a farmer soothes livestock before delivering the killing blow. I assume he wasn't killed right away because they needed a driver, and figured he might be useful as a hostage or as a human shield.

41 posted on 04/23/2013 10:43:59 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: jehardy

That’s not an SUV in that pic. That’s a sedan.


42 posted on 04/23/2013 11:10:03 AM PDT by Falcon28
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To: Falcon28

Ahh.. apparently they were in 2 cars..

http://www.getonhand.com/blogs/news/7743337-boston-bombing-suspect-shootout-pictures


43 posted on 04/23/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT by jehardy
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To: Third Person

Good question..probably.
I don’t think they got the “racist” memo.


44 posted on 04/23/2013 4:10:01 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: jehardy

Thank you. That is absolutely hilarious, despite the tragedy of it all.


45 posted on 04/23/2013 6:06:31 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: sockmonkey

>>I love Red Bull.

Uhuh. Let us know how much your adrenals are still loving it in a few years.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=Energy+drinks+Adrenal+Failure

ESAD is a double entente - the lesser known meaning being that if you do, you will. Good luck with that.


46 posted on 04/23/2013 6:11:50 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Zhang Fei
What do you know!

How I Evolved on Guns During the #BostonPoliceScanner Manhunt - My family won't be vulnerable if an evil man like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev shows up at our door.

47 posted on 04/23/2013 7:16:55 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Zhang Fei; Revolting cat!
The carjacking victim, whose name has not been revealed, has told authorities that being Chinese almost certainly saved his life, saying that the brothers told him they would not kill him because he was 'not American.'

So much for the academic myth of "white privilege".

48 posted on 04/23/2013 7:51:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
So much for the academic myth of "white privilege".

They were probably lying about not eventually killing the guy. Abductions that end in killings generally involve perps soothing their victims to ensure cooperation. The vic escaped, probably because the Borat brothers may not have slept for a while - hence the Red Bull expedition.

49 posted on 04/23/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: TArcher
Uhuh. Let us know how much your adrenals are still loving it in a few years.

I have been drinking 2 to 8 Red Bulls daily for 9 years. Shouldn't I be having symptoms by now?

50 posted on 04/23/2013 9:59:41 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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