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Posted: 1/1/2006 4:17:24 AM EST

Apparently he was also mad at plans to build a wall at the US-Mexico border. From The Arizona Republic:

Ali Warrayat, 24, a former Arizona State University student, told investigators he originally planned to blow up the Home Depot at Alma School Road and Chandler Boulevard where he once worked. Instead, police say Warrayat, a Gilbert resident, rammed his 2001 Ford Escort through the front doors at 6:10 a.m. Dec. 18, barely missed an employee, drove through the store and came to a stop in the paint aisle, where he attempted to set fire to paint and his car. A small section of the aisle and his car went up in flames, but no one was injured.

Warrayat was indicted Wednesday and remains in custody. His arraignment is Jan. 6.

During questioning, Warrayat, who majored in computer science at ASU from January to May 2004, revealed a litany of seemingly bizarre details, including:

• Investigators found a copy of the Quran, a Palestinian flag and a Home Depot paycheck stub in the trunk of his car. Warrayat, who is originally from Kuwait, according to police records, said he would wear the Quran and a Palestinian flag the day he would smash his car into the store and would continue to wear them while waiting to be arrested.

• He brought along his uncle's pit bull terrier, which died from the fire's fumes after being trapped inside the car. Warrayat also told police he had a cat with him in the car, but investigators never found one. He also said he originally tried to get the dog into the trunk to show it the Quran, but the animal wouldn't go in.

• Warrayat originally planned to blow up the store Dec. 19, the day he said he was supposed to get his "raise," police said. But after being awake for several days before the incident, he decided to execute his plan a day early.

• He showed police a swastika tattooed on the bottom of his foot, which he said he got after someone painted a swastika on the mosque he attends. Warrayat told police he got the tattoo because in his Muslim religion stepping on things is considered disrespectful.

According to the police report, Home Depot estimated damage from the incident at $1 million, plus at least $320,000 for the two days the store was closed.

Shawn McClain, Home Depot loss prevention manager, told police the company is seeking an order of protection against Warrayat and is considering placing armed guards and vehicle barriers at the front doors at all of its Southeast Valley stores if he is released from jail.

McClain told police Warrayat voluntarily transferred from the Chandler Home Depot, where he worked in the paint section, to the Home Depot in Gilbert near Germann and Power roads.

Although initial reports said Warrayat's actions could be linked to terrorism, Chandler police Detective Bret Lucas said officials determined that wasn't the case.

(You can bet if this freakazoid has a pistol with him it would have been labeled a 'gun-related crime.')

Eric The(PoorDog,AndThereWasAnEmptySeatForTheCat)H­un
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:28:11 AM EST
Maybe the dog ate the cat?

I sense a strong odor of schizophrenia in this story.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:29:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 4:30:14 AM EST by raven]
He sounds like a mental case, but it's hard to tell when it comes to radical Islam. Also sounds like he might be a tweaker. Up for several days?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:38:20 AM EST
Just a kid pulling a prank. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:43:53 AM EST
He must have been absent the day the Mosque taught "Peace".
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:54:52 AM EST
Mosques teaching peace - that's a good one OP
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:06:07 AM EST
Maybe thats why my stock went down
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:03:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
During questioning, Warrayat, who majored in computer science at ASU from January to May 2004

Ban computer science. Do it for the children.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:08:42 AM EST
we just don't understand kids these days!

"moonbat"... never heard that before but was able to deduce its meaning right away!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:10:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun: • Warrayat originally planned to blow up the store Dec. 19, the day he said he was supposed to get his "raise," police said.
The 69th sura of the koran says that, "Ven ze infidel not giveth thee thy monies, thou mayest drive thine goat cart against the shop. Allah be praised. Durka Durka".
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