Jump to content


Photo

Prosecutors: Engineer deliberately ran train off tracks in attempt to smash the USNS Mercy


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 StankDelicious

StankDelicious

    Comptroller of BigBossMan

  • Mod
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14012 posts
  • LocationMarylandistan

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:30 PM

 

SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES -- An engineer deliberately ran a train off the tracks at high speed near the Port of Los Angeles in an attempt to crash into and damage the USNS Mercy hospital ship, prosecutors say.

The Pacific Harbor Line train derailed Tuesday, running through the end of the track and crashing through barriers, finally coming to rest about 250 yards from the docked naval ship.

Federal prosecutors allege train engineer Eduardo Moreno, 44, of San Pedro intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"

 

Authorities say Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally, but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.

He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."

 

https://abc7ny.com/o...IwS271KHcqf4MD0

 

Sounds like Eduardo's cheese may have slid off of his cracker.


  • 0

#2 badogg

badogg

    Comptroller of jokes about violence against women

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 29279 posts
  • LocationRight behind you!

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:34 PM

Wtaf??

Maybe the herd really does need a major thinning!
  • 0

#3 Trub L

Trub L

    Hooked on a Feelin

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 112411 posts
  • LocationIn the Middle

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:40 PM

The truth is out there.
  • 0

#4 TxBrewer

TxBrewer

    CrAp Czar

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 22585 posts

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:50 PM

That's some info wars stuff right there
  • 0

#5 Mexas Joe

Mexas Joe

    Obama Thanker

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 22502 posts
  • LocationIt's OK to be White

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM

3rd stage TDS for realz
  • 0

#6 StankDelicious

StankDelicious

    Comptroller of BigBossMan

  • Mod
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14012 posts
  • LocationMarylandistan

Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:31 PM

That's some info wars stuff right there

I had to double check the source before posting this because it was so surreal it had to be fake. Nope. ####ing loons.


  • 0

#7 StankDelicious

StankDelicious

    Comptroller of BigBossMan

  • Mod
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14012 posts
  • LocationMarylandistan

Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:36 PM

 

Moreno has been charged with one count of train wrecking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.

 

My favorite part of the story. There is a charge you don't see every day.


  • 0

#8 Car ChuckRam

Car ChuckRam

    Rami!

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9245 posts

Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:42 PM

18 USC ยง1992


  • 0

#9 Stains_not_here_man

Stains_not_here_man

    Phat O'Mic Chef Winner!

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 92836 posts

Posted 02 April 2020 - 02:48 AM

Three's a guy in my local neighborhood group that would get along well with this nut...
  • 0

#10 mach5

mach5

    Helibottle Comptroller

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 720 posts
  • LocationColumbia, PA

Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:10 AM

ENGINEERS DON'T DRIVE TRAINS!


  • 0

#11 Trub L

Trub L

    Hooked on a Feelin

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 112411 posts
  • LocationIn the Middle

Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:14 AM

According to the article, this one did.
  • 0

#12 Genesee Ted

Genesee Ted

    yabba dabba doob

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 42560 posts
  • LocationRochester, NY

Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:20 AM

So ummmmm..... what was going on on the ship that we were supposed to find out about?

#13 SchwanzBrewer

SchwanzBrewer

    Grand Duke of Inappropriate Announcements

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 34219 posts
  • LocationKnee deep in business plans

Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:22 AM

So ummmmm..... what was going on on the ship that we were supposed to find out about?


Chemicals for the trails.
  • 0

#14 Trub L

Trub L

    Hooked on a Feelin

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 112411 posts
  • LocationIn the Middle

Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:23 AM

Supposedly there's a deadly virus on board. Keep it quiet, tho.
  • 0

#15 Dave

Dave

    Grammaraticus of Titty Money

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 32448 posts
  • LocationLugnar Island

Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:33 AM

It's where all the hoarded toilet paper is stashed


  • 0

#16 3rd party JKor

3rd party JKor

    Puller of Meats

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 54149 posts
  • LocationNW of Boston

Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:49 AM

According to the article, this one did.


Not very well, though.
  • 0

#17 Ineedacatscan

Ineedacatscan

    Comptroller of BAW!!!1!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4775 posts

Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:57 AM

Chemicals for the trails.


Equipment for the fema internment camps
  • 0

#18 SchwanzBrewer

SchwanzBrewer

    Grand Duke of Inappropriate Announcements

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 34219 posts
  • LocationKnee deep in business plans

Posted 02 April 2020 - 06:06 AM

Area 51 got hit hard by the virus and they needed to move the aliens.
  • 0

#19 Patrick C.

Patrick C.

    Comproller of Toilet Tank Vodka

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7024 posts
  • LocationAcworth GA

Posted 02 April 2020 - 09:56 AM

Well, he has a pretty good shot at an insanity defense.  I assume he's been in the cab long enough to know that there was no way he was going to hit the ship, unless he is stupid in addition to crazy.

 

Looking at it on Google maps, the track doesn't even point toward the berth where the ship is.  Not sure how he planned to steer it in to the ship.

 

https://www.google.c...1!4d-118.264982

 

 

49727424908_f075e99516_o.jpg

 

He wound up roughly at the X

 


  • 0

#20 3rd party JKor

3rd party JKor

    Puller of Meats

  • Patron
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 54149 posts
  • LocationNW of Boston

Posted 02 April 2020 - 10:04 AM

A for effort. C for Crazy.
  • 0


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users