I have received some disturbing information from Florida: on July 25, three Middle Eastern men from New York were stopped in Brevard County. The Palestinian driver had a suspended license, and in the car were electronic components, copper wire, PVC pipes, nails, and more. They said they were plumbers on vacation, and even though they had very little clothing with them and it’s a long way from New York to Florida by car, they were let go without further questioning.
My correspondent says that the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department sent out a notice advising officers to contact them if these guys were apprehended again. But of course, they should have been questioned the first time. Now, if they really were up to something, as my contact notes, “they will have disappeared into the barrios of Miami-Dade by now and won’t be heard from again until they strike.”
UPDATE: A Jihad Watch reader called the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department about this and sends me this report: “A representative just called me to assure that this has been resolved. A local city police department, not the Sheriff’s Department was involved. The men had proceeded north again after being stopped. We don’t know if
this is before or after doing something…. The local police reported this ‘soon’ after it occurred, but by then the men were long gone.
The four men returned to NY where they were apprehended. Three illegals were deported and NY ‘isn’t sure there is a problem with the fourth.’ Perhaps they are still dealing with him in NY. The Brevard Sheriff’s office spokesman assures that their office take all
such behavior seriously i.e. Photographing, strange behavior, etc.,
investigating ‘until the end,’ until there is nothing left to investigate.”
Well, I hope so, but the initial report I received gave a distinctly different impression.