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Craft Beer Week Meet the NATO Summit...

May 18 2012 - 3:15 PM

Apparently several people were arrested in Bridgeport due to possession of either home-brew equipment or stuff to make Molotov cocktails. Now I like high-ABV beer as much as the next guy but since when do you need bottle caps and stuff from a beer making kit for a highly explosive molotov cocktail-type thing. As far as I know even Tactical Nuclear Penguin won’t catch fire.

Then again, they’d be smart to masquerade as friendly homebrewers. If they were attempting something nefarious and stupid, we’d assume it would be obvious. From the Tribune:

Police have so far declined to discuss or even acknowledge the arrests, and the details of the alleged raid are murky.

Police reports obtained by the Tribune show that nine people were arrested Wednesday in the 1000 block of West 32nd Street for allegedly making or possessing Molotov cocktails.

Four of those arrested were released without charges, said Sarah Gelsomino from the People’s Law Office. They stood outside the Harrison District police station on the West Side Friday morning after their release but none of them agreed to talk.

As many as seven others were being held in the station’s lockup, Gelsomino said.

If they’re in the klink and missing beer week, that’s a bummer.
If they were making bombs then they’re busted and good riddance.

–Josh Brusin