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Boston Marathon Bomberís Deadly Mistake: He Took A Mercedes
The Truth About Cars ^ | 4/29/2013 | Bertel Schmitt

Posted on 04/29/2013 1:15:01 PM PDT by nascarnation

Daimler is set to profit from theBoston Marathon bombing drama in a strange way. The car hijacked by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a 2013 ML350 with an active telematics subscription. Mercedes-Benz USA confirmed to Automotive News [sub] that “it was contacted April 19 during the hunt for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Mercedes was asked to help find the vehicle using the Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance function on the crossover’s mbrace telematics system.“

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon could tweet: “Just found out that our mbrace2 technology in the stolen Mercedes helped locate the Boston terrorists! Thanks to our amazing law enforcement.”

The Mercedes is owned by a 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur, who told the harrowing story of his abduction and escape to the Boston Globe.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bbcarjack; boston; marathon; mercedessuv; tsarnaev
The COEXIST bumper sticker correctly indicated a "soft target" to carjack however the Mercedes version of OnStar did them in.
1 posted on 04/29/2013 1:15:02 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

he thought the Mercedes was a friends


2 posted on 04/29/2013 1:16:21 PM PDT by molson209
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To: nascarnation

3 posted on 04/29/2013 1:19:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: nascarnation

The owner of the car also left his iPhone behind when he ran away.

From reports I have seen, Boston PD and FBI immediately used this to find location and bearing of vehicle.


4 posted on 04/29/2013 1:19:14 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: nascarnation

The Tsarnaev brothers wanted to be styling.


5 posted on 04/29/2013 1:21:31 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

The older one certainly had the Rico Suave persona, at least until he went full Al Queda.


6 posted on 04/29/2013 1:22:53 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Definitely the “coexist” identifies a soft target.
So does the “=” or “Obama/Biden”.


7 posted on 04/29/2013 1:22:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: penelopesire; nascarnation
Truth is often stranger than fiction. Someone said that once.


8 posted on 04/29/2013 1:23:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: MrB

Not so sure about the Obama/Biden sticker.
I’d guess a decent percentage of them are packing drugs AND heat and you wouldn’t want to touch them.


9 posted on 04/29/2013 1:24:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: PGR88

Yes, likely. But the ‘telematics’ function not only could provide location, but ‘control’ functions too (i.e., they could have shut down the car so it wouldn’t run).


10 posted on 04/29/2013 1:26:38 PM PDT by Gaffer
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11 posted on 04/29/2013 1:27:32 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: nascarnation

There would be a secondary observable condition on that one, I suppose.


12 posted on 04/29/2013 1:33:53 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PGR88

And yet they still couldnt find the guy.


13 posted on 04/29/2013 1:37:15 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: nascarnation

That COEXIST bumper sticker was a hoax. Too good to be true.


14 posted on 04/29/2013 1:37:24 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: nascarnation

The taxi driver claimed he left his iPhone in the vehicle so that the authorities could track it.


15 posted on 04/29/2013 1:44:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: nascarnation

Make sure all his terrorist buddies read this so they can get it right next time.


16 posted on 04/29/2013 1:46:31 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: nascarnation

Those telemetrics systems MB use are designed and sold by a US company, Near Atlanta Ga.


17 posted on 04/29/2013 1:47:31 PM PDT by wrench
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To: MrB

What about all three?


18 posted on 04/29/2013 1:51:52 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Was not a hoax, just misinformation as the Coexist sticker was on the Honda CRX that the brothers left behind, or did they?

It is now reported by neighbors from the shootout area that both cars were on the scene.

If that is the case, why did they drive around Boston for 90 minutes when their getaway was assured only to realize when hey were ready to get out of town that they were low on fuel and had no money?

Despite the story of the Chinese guy, they do think all Gringos look alike. I was told that while I was in Taiwan working.


19 posted on 04/29/2013 1:53:13 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: onyx

Scratch the Free Tibet ones off. I know a lot of Conservative gun owners who have that (I used to as well). It is anti-Commie.


20 posted on 04/29/2013 1:54:23 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: matt04

As someone else pointed out, the 0bama/Biden sticker alone is not an indicator, but in combination with any or all the others, indeed, it does indicate a soft target.

So, using logical skills, we could eliminate the 0/B sticker as an indicator and just use the presence of one or more of the others.


21 posted on 04/29/2013 1:54:52 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mnehring

The graphic is not mine.
:)


22 posted on 04/29/2013 1:58:26 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: mnehring

Exactly. Let’s free Tibet from those brutal ChiComs.


23 posted on 04/29/2013 1:59:02 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: nascarnation

I would say his deadly mistake was in blowing up some people, including a child.


24 posted on 04/29/2013 2:01:32 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: nascarnation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCt7ABe-_a8&feature=youtu.be


25 posted on 04/29/2013 2:10:20 PM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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To: nascarnation

http://www.amputeesinhollywood.com/Videos.html


26 posted on 04/29/2013 2:12:54 PM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

You are right. All else be damned, that one was the biggie.


27 posted on 04/29/2013 2:39:36 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: PGR88

actually, that’s interesting.

if you took an older phone, with no contract, and hid it in your car wired for power... but no contract... it would receive no calls and cost nothing per month. if your car gets stolen, you can use the phone info (which you would have copied down before hand) to activate and track it

a ready made location service that didn’t cost you anything until you activate it.

interesting.

hmmmm


28 posted on 04/29/2013 3:04:16 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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