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Posted: 9/7/2010 4:37:12 PM EDT


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-stuffed-pony-blown-up-orlando-20100907,0,2945531.story

Suspicious 'FurReal' pony blown up near elementary school



A toy animal caused elementary school lock down


By Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel
5:35 p.m. EDT, September 7, 2010


A "suspicious" toy pony was blown up after it was found abandoned in the middle of a cul-de-sac near an Orange County elementary school this morning.

The FurReal pony, an expensive, life-like toy, was investigated as a possible explosive device after someone called Orange County deputies to report it. A robot inspected the toy before a pack of explosives was placed near the stuffed animal and detonated.

Students at nearby Waterbridge Elementary School were placed on a modified lockdown in which no one was allowed in or out of the building during the investigation. The lockdown was lifted after the pony was blown up.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said the pony was later declared "non-threatening."

This afternoon, blackened pavement and bits of plastic littering the cul-de-sac on Whisper Glen Court were all that was left of the pony.

Parent Shanie Lucas, who uses the area to pick-up and drop-off her 9-year-old daughter, Valerie, thought the whole incident was funny.

Lucas saw the pony this morning around 8:30 when she dropped Valerie off at school and thought someone put it there to deter people from double-parking inside the small circle.

"When I saw it this morning, I thought it was funny," Lucas said. "The kids were laughing, the adults were smiling."

But when Lucas received an automated call from her daughter's school about the lockdown, she got nervous. She scoured the Internet looking for information and realized it was the same pony she saw earlier in the morning.

"I thought it was a prank," Lucas said referring to the pony, adding that she never suspected it could have been dangerous.

Parent Heather Mazza used her iPhone to snap pictures of the blacked pavement where the pony once sat.

"I'm sending them to my family back home," Mazza said.

Her parents, who live in Indiana, had in the past picked up her daughter, second-grader Malak Mazza, in the cul-de-sac and had also heard about the suspicious pony.

"I was scared at first, but then when I saw the news, I was like, 'A pony? What?'" Mazza said. "You've got to take everything seriously."

The toy is made by Hasbro and is part of the FurReal Friends brand that offers toys that "come to life" and provide "realistic, nurturing animal experiences," according to the Hasbro website. The pony was first sold in 2006 as a "dream-toy" for children.

No one was hurt.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:39:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:40:09 PM EDT by gonzo_beyondo]
Wait a minute...

was this an explosive, or a toy laying on the ground? I'm confused.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:40:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
So this explosive was intended to be picked up by a child? Is that it?


RIF, the pony was harmless, the bomb squad blew up a harmless toy.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:41:23 PM EDT
Oh FFS...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:42:44 PM EDT
Are you fucking kidding me? Before everything was an AK 47, now everything is a fucking bomb. My neighbors kids leave their bullshit on my grass all the time, I never once thought is was an IED.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:44:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Airwolf:


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-stuffed-pony-blown-up-orlando-20100907,0,2945531.story

Suspicious 'FurReal' pony blown up near elementary school



A toy animal caused elementary school lock down


By Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel
5:35 p.m. EDT, September 7, 2010


A "suspicious" toy pony was blown up after it was found abandoned in the middle of a cul-de-sac near an Orange County elementary school this morning.

The FurReal pony, an expensive, life-like toy, was investigated as a possible explosive device after someone called Orange County deputies to report it. A robot inspected the toy before a pack of explosives was placed near the stuffed animal and detonated.

Students at nearby Waterbridge Elementary School were placed on a modified lockdown in which no one was allowed in or out of the building during the investigation. The lockdown was lifted after the pony was blown up.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said the pony was later declared "non-threatening."

This afternoon, blackened pavement and bits of plastic littering the cul-de-sac on Whisper Glen Court were all that was left of the pony.

Parent Shanie Lucas, who uses the area to pick-up and drop-off her 9-year-old daughter, Valerie, thought the whole incident was funny.

Lucas saw the pony this morning around 8:30 when she dropped Valerie off at school and thought someone put it there to deter people from double-parking inside the small circle.

"When I saw it this morning, I thought it was funny," Lucas said. "The kids were laughing, the adults were smiling."

But when Lucas received an automated call from her daughter's school about the lockdown, she got nervous. She scoured the Internet looking for information and realized it was the same pony she saw earlier in the morning.

"I thought it was a prank," Lucas said referring to the pony, adding that she never suspected it could have been dangerous.

Parent Heather Mazza used her iPhone to snap pictures of the blacked pavement where the pony once sat.

"I'm sending them to my family back home," Mazza said.

Her parents, who live in Indiana, had in the past picked up her daughter, second-grader Malak Mazza, in the cul-de-sac and had also heard about the suspicious pony.

"I was scared at first, but then when I saw the news, I was like, 'A pony? What?'" Mazza said. "You've got to take everything seriously."

The toy is made by Hasbro and is part of the FurReal Friends brand that offers toys that "come to life" and provide "realistic, nurturing animal experiences," according to the Hasbro website. The pony was first sold in 2006 as a "dream-toy" for children.

No one was hurt.


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:44:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
So this explosive was intended to be picked up by a child? Is that it?


RIF, the pony was harmless, the bomb squad blew up a harmless toy.

RIF, it doesn't say that the pony was harmless. IF it WAS harmless, why would they blow it up?

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:44:41 PM EDT
The longer I live the crazier the world gets.
The bomb squad blew up a toy pony?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:45:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cougargnw:
Are you fucking kidding me? Before everything was an AK 47, now everything is a fucking bomb. My neighbors kids leave their bullshit on my grass all the time, I never once thought is was an IED.

Apparently everyone else might.

Shit has gone way out of control.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:45:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:45:40 PM EDT by Znak]
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
IF it WAS harmless, why would they blow it up?


Standard Operating Procedure. They blow up everything suspicious.

In a sane world I would be joking.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:46:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
So this explosive was intended to be picked up by a child? Is that it?


RIF, the pony was harmless, the bomb squad blew up a harmless toy.

RIF, it doesn't say that the pony was harmless. IF it WAS harmless, why would they blow it up?



Because that is how you discover if it harmless or not, you blow it up
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:46:27 PM EDT
The world is run by mushrooms.


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:46:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:47:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
So this explosive was intended to be picked up by a child? Is that it?


RIF, the pony was harmless, the bomb squad blew up a harmless toy.

RIF, it doesn't say that the pony was harmless. IF it WAS harmless, why would they blow it up?



Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said the pony was later declared "non-threatening
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:47:27 PM EDT
It really is time to start defunding PDs when they start thinking everything is a bomb.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:47:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Airwolf:

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said the pony was later declared "non-threatening."








Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:47:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:48:19 PM EDT
WTF is off the scale. This story is a 10/10 of
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:48:53 PM EDT
The bomb squad blowing up abandoned toys looks ridiculous...

until some nutcase drops a teddy bear stuffed with 5 lbs of ball bearings and a couple of pounds of c4 off near a playground.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:48:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Young-Kiwi:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
So this explosive was intended to be picked up by a child? Is that it?


RIF, the pony was harmless, the bomb squad blew up a harmless toy.

RIF, it doesn't say that the pony was harmless. IF it WAS harmless, why would they blow it up?



Because that is how you discover if it harmless or not, you blow it up

Same theory applies to witches.
If they drown they are not witches. But you only find out afterwards.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:49:21 PM EDT
So you can make non-bomb objects into actual bombs by tricking the authorities into thinking they MIGHT be bombs? AWESOME! So the bomb squad will be charged as terrorists for actually planting the bombs?


-Foxxz
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:50:11 PM EDT
Be thankful that people are starting to take shit seriously!!! Yes it was a harmless toy, but it's a fucking awesome toy that no child in it's right mind would misplace!! One just doesn't lose such an epic fuzzy pony doll...it's obvious it was a possible pedotrap/IED!

QUOTE: very few problems cannot be solved by the application of high explosives!

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:50:23 PM EDT
I think the monkey bars look kind of suspicious. It could be a very large and complex pipe bomb.


Nobody once thought to just walk over and pick up the My Little Pony or whatever the hell it was?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:50:43 PM EDT
I'd like to know if something is threatening or non-threatening...



BEFORE IT'S BLOWN UP.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:52:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cougargnw:
Are you fucking kidding me? Before everything was an AK 47, now everything is a fucking bomb. My neighbors kids leave their bullshit on my grass all the time, I never once thought is was an IED.


Which is more satisfying though? Calling the bomb squad out to blow the bullshit up, or just pitching it back across the property line?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:52:43 PM EDT
The car in the principal's parking spot... I don't recall seeing him drive that before. BLOW IT UP!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:53:29 PM EDT
At least they didn't shut down the city, arrest and bill the owners for the disruption...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:55:58 PM EDT
They poked it with a robot then blew it up. Full blown retards
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:56:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
They poked it with a robot then blew it up. Full blown retards


I wish I had that job.

Which says nothing about how professional they are.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:56:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Silence:
The bomb squad blowing up abandoned toys looks ridiculous...

until some nutcase drops a teddy bear stuffed with 5 lbs of ball bearings and a couple of pounds of c4 off near a playground.


but until then it is ridiculous
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:57:50 PM EDT
Well I for one hope they never find me lying in the road.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:59:54 PM EDT
A Blow up sex doll pony? Wouldn't that make it a...

Trojan Horse?

TRG
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:00:10 PM EDT

i'm glad we don't over react like they do in england



Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:00:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Russkie:
Originally Posted By Silence:
The bomb squad blowing up abandoned toys looks ridiculous...

until some nutcase drops a teddy bear stuffed with 5 lbs of ball bearings and a couple of pounds of c4 off near a playground.


but until then it is ridiculous

Before 9-11 a bunch of guys using box cutters, hijacking multiple aircraft and flying into buildings was thought to be ridiculous...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:01:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
A Blow up sex doll pony? Wouldn't that make it a...

Trojan Horse?

TRG


Grrrooooaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnn
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:01:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Silence:
The bomb squad blowing up abandoned toys looks ridiculous...

until some nutcase drops a teddy bear stuffed with 5 lbs of ball bearings and a couple of pounds of c4 off near a playground.


Can you name one instance where something like that actually happened.

At this rate we will be blowing everything up.

Somewhere common sense has to to be used.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:02:38 PM EDT
I see alot of you acting like you never blew up a gijoe or a Barbie....y'all know damn well you wish it was you blowing up that pony...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:03:52 PM EDT
At least it wasn't a dead whale.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:03:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cosmo05:
Originally Posted By Silence:
The bomb squad blowing up abandoned toys looks ridiculous...

until some nutcase drops a teddy bear stuffed with 5 lbs of ball bearings and a couple of pounds of c4 off near a playground.


Can you name one instance where something like that actually happened.

At this rate we will be blowing everything up.

Somewhere common sense has to to be used.


Israel, Iraq, India...


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:04:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cougargnw:
Are you fucking kidding me? Before everything was an AK 47, now everything is a fucking bomb. My neighbors kids leave their bullshit on my grass all the time, I never once thought is was an IED.


But but but, it's for the chilren.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:06:50 PM EDT
Toys.

We're blowing up toys outside elementary schools.

Clearly, the terrorists have won.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:07:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
A Blow up sex doll pony? Wouldn't that make it a...

Trojan Horse?

TRG


More like a north Texan's dream date.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:08:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Silence:

Originally Posted By cosmo05:
Originally Posted By Silence:
The bomb squad blowing up abandoned toys looks ridiculous...

until some nutcase drops a teddy bear stuffed with 5 lbs of ball bearings and a couple of pounds of c4 off near a playground.


Can you name one instance where something like that actually happened.

At this rate we will be blowing everything up.

Somewhere common sense has to to be used.


Israel, Iraq, India...


They better start stocking up on explosives then, because every day there are shoes left at baseball fields, balls laying by curbs, unattended duffel bags at parks... If we're gonna go there, then go there. Until then, WTF did they see on that toy that made them think "we need to blow this shit up"?


We went round and round about this a while back when a shopping bag got a museum evacuated or something. If they are going to freak out about stuff, there better be a better reason than "It's there," because there is shit EVERYWHERE.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:22:18 PM EDT
Man, apparently you could just fuck up everyone's whole week if you started duct taping calculators to beanie babies and scattering them around in obvious places.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:24:25 PM EDT
I think I missed the part where it explained why the pony was dangerous. Did anyone else catch that?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:25:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Znak:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
IF it WAS harmless, why would they blow it up?


Standard Operating Procedure. They blow up everything suspicious.

In a sane world I would be joking.


What the hell is the Bomb Squad going to do with it? film a Will-It-Blend Episode? People with hammers, hammer.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:26:12 PM EDT
Is you furReal?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:26:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:39:53 PM EDT
So the sheriff's department suffers another attack of "Pretty Fucking Stupid" once again.


When is this paranoia shit going to come to an end, already?



CJ
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:04:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 7:06:02 PM EDT by Fields_Overseer]
Originally Posted By Airwolf:


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-stuffed-pony-blown-up-orlando-20100907,0,2945531.story

Suspicious 'FurReal' pony blown up near elementary school



A toy animal caused elementary school lock down


By Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel
5:35 p.m. EDT, September 7, 2010


A "suspicious" toy pony was blown up after it was found abandoned in the middle of a cul-de-sac near an Orange County elementary school this morning.

The FurReal pony, an expensive, life-like toy, was investigated as a possible explosive device after someone called Orange County deputies to report it. A robot inspected the toy before a pack of explosives was placed near the stuffed animal and detonated.

Students at nearby Waterbridge Elementary School were placed on a modified lockdown in which no one was allowed in or out of the building during the investigation. The lockdown was lifted after the pony was blown up.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said the pony was later declared "non-threatening."
This afternoon, blackened pavement and bits of plastic littering the cul-de-sac on Whisper Glen Court were all that was left of the pony.

Parent Shanie Lucas, who uses the area to pick-up and drop-off her 9-year-old daughter, Valerie, thought the whole incident was funny.

Lucas saw the pony this morning around 8:30 when she dropped Valerie off at school and thought someone put it there to deter people from double-parking inside the small circle.

"When I saw it this morning, I thought it was funny," Lucas said. "The kids were laughing, the adults were smiling."

But when Lucas received an automated call from her daughter's school about the lockdown, she got nervous. She scoured the Internet looking for information and realized it was the same pony she saw earlier in the morning.

"I thought it was a prank," Lucas said referring to the pony, adding that she never suspected it could have been dangerous.

Parent Heather Mazza used her iPhone to snap pictures of the blacked pavement where the pony once sat.

"I'm sending them to my family back home," Mazza said.

Her parents, who live in Indiana, had in the past picked up her daughter, second-grader Malak Mazza, in the cul-de-sac and had also heard about the suspicious pony.

"I was scared at first, but then when I saw the news, I was like, 'A pony? What?'" Mazza said. "You've got to take everything seriously."

The toy is made by Hasbro and is part of the FurReal Friends brand that offers toys that "come to life" and provide "realistic, nurturing animal experiences," according to the Hasbro website. The pony was first sold in 2006 as a "dream-toy" for children.

No one was hurt.




Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
So this explosive was intended to be picked up by a child? Is that it?


RIF, the pony was harmless, the bomb squad blew up a harmless toy.

RIF, it doesn't say that the pony was harmless. IF it WAS harmless, why would they blow it up?




RIF, i dont think i need to explain... at least i hope not.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:42:22 PM EDT
"School authorities noted that there were two distinct groups of children: those who were upset by a stuffed pony being blown up and a second group who 'thought it was awesome and wanted the bomb squad to blow up some other stuff too'. There was substantial concern by teachers and parents that children in this second group were at risk of growing up to become ARFCommers."
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