Fourteen Year-Old Arrested After Police Tipped Off by YouTube Pipe-Bomb Tips

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Via the Daily Dot:

A fourteen year-old Georgia boy has charged with housing and manufacturing explosive devices after police were tipped off by a series of instructional videos and helpful hints uploaded to YouTube:

The unidentified boy was arrested last Monday in Canton, Ga., after police found “several devices that appear to be pipe bombs inside [his parents’] residence,” according to assistant police chief Todd Vande Zande. He is believed to be the individual behind YouTube channel Blake6841.

Despite having only five subscribers, the account has received attention for posting since-deleted videos detailing how to make pipe bombs and leaving tutorials and advice in the comment sections of like-minded videos.

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9 Comments on "Fourteen Year-Old Arrested After Police Tipped Off by YouTube Pipe-Bomb Tips"

  1. If you ever wonder why you never walk into a toy store and see nice Chemistry Sets for kids anymore, this is your answer.

    When I was a kid my brothers and I made all types of dangerous concoctions with our chemistry sets and nobody ever got hurt. We were supervised and open about what we were learning with our parents, which I doubt young Blake6841 here has been.

  2. The Baffler | Aug 8, 2012 at 12:11 am |

    Oh good. Maybe I’ll get arrested because I took a short primer course on explosives from the Engineers in my battalion.

    Short primer. heh heh heh

  3. He is believed to be the individual behind YouTube channel Blake6841

    they found this out when they asked Google for his YouTube user info
    he’s obviously not real bright or maybe just being 14 is enough
    not know there is a digital trail everywhere you go

    but I think real terrorists have figured this out


    • Anarchy Pony | Aug 8, 2012 at 1:32 am |

      Wanna give ’em a little spook? When you’re all alone say: “I know you’re listening!”

      • they’re not that far yet
        remember that the NSA is really bots
        shifting through data trash
        but by putting certain words in a txt or context
        gets the bots attention
        and if enough attention
        then humans get involved

        and I’d like to think I could waste some of Uncle Homelands money
        by using enough words & phrases
        so that one day
        my greeting pops out at random in a human data sift:

        and I’d like to give a shout-out to my NSA followers
        hope all is well and
        keep your noses up my ass
        I feel a fart coming on

        a man can dream can’t he?

  4. Anarchy Pony | Aug 8, 2012 at 12:27 am |

    Dumbass kid is a dumbass.

  5. Calypso_1 | Aug 8, 2012 at 12:59 am |

    Kid lives just a ways down the Chattahoochee from Celia Alchemy Savage. 
    Must be something in the water.

  6. Frank Person | Aug 8, 2012 at 2:34 am |

    What kid doesn’t like an explosion?   Leave the lil tike alone.  

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