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Posted: 3/2/2006 5:23:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 5:27:55 PM EDT by weptek911]
When will this show up in the EE ?

WFTV.com
Rifle Stolen From FP&L Nuclear Plant
story here

POSTED: 6:00 pm EST March 2, 2006

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. -- A semiautomatic rifle and a thermal rifle sight were stolen from Florida Power & Light Co.'s St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, according to a sheriff's report.

The plant's head of security told a deputy that a supervisor noticed the Bushmaster M4-A3 .223-caliber rifle and the $11,000 accessory missing just after 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 21.

"We have extensive security measures in place at the plant ... multiple layers of security which include a highly trained and qualified security force," FPL spokeswoman Rachel Scott said Thursday. She declined to comment further.

Sheriff's spokesman Mark Weinberg also declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

Authorities had no suspects, according to the report.

The weapon was last taken out of an unlocked but sealed storage box in April 2005 when it was fired at a range. No ammunition was stolen, the report said.

In April 2004, FPL officials removed six Wackenhut Corp. security guards at the St. Lucie plant after an audit found they skipped part of their rounds, taking shortcuts meant to detect and prevent fires.

Elsewhere, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Tuesday that it is reviewing security issues at Turkey Point nuclear power plant, about 25 miles south of Miami, also operated by FPL.

Neither FPL nor the NRC would discuss what led to the review by the Augmented Inspection Team, formed to review circumstances "surrounding more significant issues at NRC-licensed facilities," according to a Feb. 17 news release from the agency that monitors nuclear facilities.

Scott said previously the company had independently investigated the issues at Turkey Point and moved to correct problems, "and that's what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing."

Link Posted: 3/2/2006 5:26:33 PM EDT
boat-accident-unfortunate
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 5:28:01 PM EDT
***Shoves gun under chair***
Oh uh, yeah...
That sucks... Yeah...
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 5:28:09 PM EDT
I'd help look for it, but apparently M4s do not produce enough heat to show up even in this new-fangled thermal scope I found on the side of the road.

Kharn
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 5:29:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By weptek911:
When will this show up in the EE ?


The plant's head of security told a deputy that a supervisor noticed the Bushmaster M4-A3 .223-caliber rifle and the $11,000 accessory missing just after 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 21.






WOW that is an expensive setup.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:06:32 PM EDT
Who at FP&L do I call? I'll sell them my stock Bushmaster as a replacement...cheap!....Only $8000......
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:13:37 PM EDT
what does a power plant security guard need an $11,000 NV scope for?....Nighttime sniper situations?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:13:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 9:14:10 PM EDT by txgp17]
They put a thermal scope on a Bushmaster??? Not knocking Bushy, I own one. But if I had a thermal scope I wouldn't put it on an 5.56 AR. I opt for a M25, M40A3, PSG1, or a SR-25, but not a 5.56 caliber weapon. That's just wrong.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:16:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:
boat-accident-unfortunate




I used to fish out by it


MUST have been someone on the inside, theres no way in HELL they could gain access to anywhere on site to gain the weapon, let alone know where they are stored and when.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:18:46 PM EDT
my family lives across the river from that plant. they've been in the shit ever since 911. they're the closest nuke plant to kennedy space center, so the NG have been all over the joint.

of course it's bush's fault
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:21:04 PM EDT
Whoever has it I will give you $5K for the scope no questions asked. IM me if you want to do business.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:22:26 PM EDT
With that scope you could see through school walls.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:23:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 9:25:50 PM EDT by Outsider_10fp]

Originally Posted By 1BMF:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:
boat-accident-unfortunate




I used to fish out by it


MUST have been someone on the inside, theres no way in HELL they could gain access to anywhere on site to gain the weapon, let alone know where they are stored and when.



You could get there by boat fairly easy, not much in security in all the channels they have AND you Could get into the building if you were good.
I have been there a few times and always look around for sceurity leaks, ALL KINDS.

HELL anyone could have taken it, all the const. work going on there........

THIS IS A NUKE facitlity, and security is slack as hell


ETA: This is the one in Homestead ... right?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:25:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JarheadPatriot:
what does a power plant security guard need an $11,000 NV scope for?....Nighttime sniper situations?



No doubt. Probably has a sniper-style 14.5" bbl, too.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:28:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
With that scope you could see through school walls.


I use a $25,000 Thermal Imager at work, we can't see through anything but air & smoke, can't even see through glass. But you can instantly tell the temperature difference of any surface. You can look at the wall and tell where the wires are running, you tell where a person was sitting on a couch. You can look into a parking lot and tell what cars have recently been running, and who was running the AC and who was not. You can even tell if someone has run water in the sink recently.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:28:40 PM EDT
I'm off to check EE!

Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:29:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txgp17:
They put a thermal scope on a Bushmaster??? Not knocking Bushy, I own one. But if I had a thermal scope I wouldn't put it on an 5.56 AR. I opt for a M25, M40A3, PSG1, or a SR-25, but not a 5.56 caliber weapon. That's just wrong.



Whats wrong with that? I put (probibly) the same scope on a 5.56 M249.... probibly a PAS-13

-Roth
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:30:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
With that scope you could see through school walls.




Have you ever looked through a thermal weapon sight?


You'd be better off with your imagination.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:34:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By STG77:

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
With that scope you could see through school walls.




Have you ever looked through a thermal weapon sight?


You'd be better off with your imagination.



Well i tried to make a joke,but i guess i failed.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:49:27 PM EDT
Yeah, you suck...

Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:56:04 PM EDT
forget the rifle, im more concerned at the name of the place...

In April 2004, FPL officials removed six Wackenhut Corp. security guards


WACKENHUT CORP???? ohmyeffinggawd they name the security company Wackenhut.

for those of you without the beavis and butthead type of mind ( wack-en-hut )


im hoping whoever has this is smart enough to swap out the reciever and discard of it.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:57:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:

Originally Posted By STG77:

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
With that scope you could see through school walls.




Have you ever looked through a thermal weapon sight?


You'd be better off with your imagination.



Well i tried to make a joke,but i guess i failed.



No, I got the joke.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:02:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
forget the rifle, im more concerned at the name of the place...

In April 2004, FPL officials removed six Wackenhut Corp. security guards


WACKENHUT CORP???? ohmyeffinggawd they name the security company Wackenhut.

for those of you without the beavis and butthead type of mind ( wack-en-hut )


im hoping whoever has this is smart enough to swap out the reciever and discard of it.



Wackenhut is one of the oldest security companies in the U.S. They also handle some fairly high-speed contracts and facilities and employ all kinds of former secret-squirrel types.

On the other hand, they also employ you basic run-of-the-mill wannbe mall-ninja doofus.



BC
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:40:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:

Originally Posted By STG77:

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
With that scope you could see through school walls.




Have you ever looked through a thermal weapon sight?


You'd be better off with your imagination.



Well i tried to make a joke,but i guess i failed.



Lucky for you it landed in a nest of domesticated literalists. If you'd'a stirred up a mound of the wild ones, your bones would be picked clean by now.
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