Fake Bomber Acquitted

Robert Lopez, the former Cadman Plaza Towers maintainence man who was busted for carrying a fake dynamite alarm clock, has been acquitted:

New York Times:  Ending a bench trial, the judge, Acting Justice Vincent M. Del Giudice of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, scoffed at prosecutors’ argument that the worker, Robert Lopez, intentionally caused a scare when he sat on his stoop with the theatrical prop.

“Would you prosecute all the people who sit on their porch with a lighter that looks like a grenade?” Justice Del Giudice asked one of the prosecutors, Brandon Story.

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