With everything going on in the world, paranoia about terrorism is at an all-time high. A clerk at a Wal-Mart in Caro, Michigan has potentially stopped some sort of diabolical plot to make us all scared and miserable. The clerk spotted three men who were trying to buy 80 pre-paid cellphones from the store. Wal-Mart has a purchase limit of three phones.
The problem is that the phones can’t be traced, and can be used for all sorts of dastardly deeds, including as a detonator. When police checked out the van the men were driving, they found more than 1,000 phones. The phones had been removed from their packages and the chargers had been removed.
To be fair, since they are innocent until proven guilty and all, the men have an explanation. They say that they were buying the phones in Michigan for $20 and then selling them to a merchant in Texas for $38. The phones are sold for a loss because of the money that can be made in selling air-time. The chargers were removed so that they could be sold separately.
The cops aren’t buying the story, though, and as such, the men remain in jail with a $750,000 bond each. That’ll teach them to mess with Wal-Mart.