August 23, 2011, - 11:20 am

Mystery: 2 Men Burned w/ Explosives in Their Truck, Lied to Police; Names Not Released

By Debbie Schlussel

I’m more than a little suspicious of the two 20-something Adrian, Michigan men who got burns from explosives in the cab of their truck and lied to police about it. The men claimed that someone threw an explosive into the cab of their truck while they were driving and it blew up.  But witnesses said no such thing happened, and that in fact, the men had mortars which they ran into a field to drop.  K-9 units found the explosives in a field.


I believe the witnesses. It’s nearly impossible to threw an explosive from one moving vehicle into another and have it go off at just the right time.  That only happens in the movies, not in real life.  More than likely, these two men were in possession of illegal explosives and up to no good, and it backfired on them.  Their names aren’t being released.  And I’d like to know if their names are Mohammed and Ahmed or something similar.  Perhaps not. But it’s not your average everyday Michigan 20-somethings that are experimenting with explosives in their truck while driving.  No, that’s generally the work of committed people with evil motives and a plot that can only end in tragedy. There is a reason why, when we hear these stories, we usually suspect Muslims and more often than not, they are involved. It’s because no other religion is committed to jihad against the West. No other. I doubt this had anything to do with benign fireworks.  So what was really going on here?

A pair of Adrian men have been airlifted to the University of Michigan Hospital following an explosion in the truck they were driving Sunday afternoon in Columbia Township.

According to Columbia Township Police Chief David Elwell, the men, 22 and 23 years of age, were riding in a 1995 Chevrolet pickup on Cement City Road at Dearmyer Road at about 4 p.m. when the cab of the truck exploded.

The driver of the truck, 22, told police that another vehicle passed by and threw something into it.

“The inside of the truck was pretty damaged,” Elwell said. “It’s a wonder they weren’t killed on impact.”

However, after the explosion, Elwell said two witnesses told police they saw the men run to a nearby corn field, throw items into it and return to the scene before police arrived.

Columbia Township police and fire, with the help of K-9 units, later recovered three round mortars — one 4 inches in length and two that were 3 inches — and a canister mortar in the field.

“Following the K-9 search, Columbia Township police and fire personnel set up a grid search pattern, and within a half hour located a total of four additional unexploded mortars,” according to a release from the Columbia Township Police Department. “An explosion-proof container was obtained from Brooklyn Department of Public Works, and all the explosives that were located were then secured and removed from the scene.”

Police also discovered remains of a “mortar-like device, similar to what is used for fireworks shows” inside the vehicle. . . .

The incident remains under investigation.

I’ll be watching this incident. Strangely, we heard nothing about this in the mainstream media. Gee, I wonder why. And why aren’t they releasing the names?

Stay tuned.

17 Responses

Three guesses, the first two don’t count.

But I can also guarantee that if the perpetrators were white male Christians, we’d have it all rubbed in our faces 24/7 by the “lame-stream” media.

ConcernedPatriot on August 23, 2011 at 11:36 am

Debbie, C’mon now…remember soon it’ll be DEER HUNTING SEASON and what could be easier than using MORTARS to bag your quota on a one shot basis!!! I’m certain these guys were just trying to get their weapons placed early so other “hunters” wouldn’t copy their idea. I wonder if that MORTAR IDEA would work on pheasants and fish?

Dennis on August 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

Here in Florida, we use explosives to scare birds away from crops. (At least that’s what the little form I signed back in July said when I bought fireworks)

Maybe they were on the way to protect their harvest???

Chris on August 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Hello Chris, I think you’re onto something. When I think of a harvest, I always include those big orange gourds many carve into works of art: EXPLODING PUMPKINS! DEVIL’S NIGHT & HALLOWEEN will never be the same.

    Dennis on August 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm


FYI, if you look at the location on a map, you’ll see that the intersection of Cement City Road at Dearmyer Road is VERY close to Michigan International Speedway. 75,000 people were gathered there to watch a NASCAR race last Sunday afternoon. I know because I was one of them. (The 75,000 people enjoying the race at MIS, that is.)


There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

There is NO Santa Claus on August 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I’ll put my money on either Somalia or Yemen for the original country of origin. If I remember some of the past news stories correctly, those crazy kids from Yemen tend to make trouble in Michigan.

I’ll be curious to see what, if any information does come out about the mystery men.

cirrus1701 on August 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Motivation: Also, how close to Hillsdale College?

Occam's Tool on August 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Sounds like a ‘man-made-disaster’. Happens all the time, don’t you know?

Not Ovenready on August 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Two weeks ago the 15 south bound lanes were shut down due to a tanker fire, just north of downtown Las Vegas. Today the 15 south bound lanes were closed going in to California because of a tanker fire. Coincidence? Stranger considering everything must be brought to Las Vegas, mostly from California, like oil, gas, food etc.

ender on August 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Debbie – Adrian, 20-somethings, pickup truck, mortar rounds = white knuckleheads with poor judgment.

Civil War re-enactment enthusiasts would know about mortars/have them laying around/teach them to their kids and their actions as described by witnesses would seem to support their bizarre and inane cock-and-bull story.

I could very well be wrong, but I would bet you a Tubby’s steak and mushroom sub (my favorite SE MI place, and favorite junk food in the world) combo these turn out to be plain old home-grown idiots.

DS_ROCKS! on August 23, 2011 at 10:40 pm

michiganders are crazy. i was one of them. they were up to no good. 🙁 thank God the explosives didnt hurt any innocent people. only liars are guilty

david g zeller on August 24, 2011 at 1:39 am

Whatever the case, don’t get i.c.e. involved….

IceNoMore on August 24, 2011 at 4:32 am

Are there any updates to this story?

FYI, 4″ canister mortars are for fireworks. They are not the military type. That in of itself is nice to know but rather insufficient in this case.

The truck and two men were in close proximity to the NASCAR race at MIS and fireworks are strictly forbidden at the track; even the smallest types. The reasons for the prohibition is rather obvious; it’s a public safety hazard.

Any news updates on this story would be greatly appreciated.

There is NO Santa Claus on August 24, 2011 at 8:20 am

If they were able to run into the field after the explosion, then why were they air lifted to the hospital? One M-live article makes it sound like one guy is just now able to talk as he recovers in the hospital.

Aurora on August 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

Perhaps the anti-America attitude of Obama, the lie, and his anti-America operatives encourages anti-America activities.

info on August 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Concerned Patriot,

You are a certified liar. It is known all over the world that Christians do not practice terrorism. Actually according to our faith it is anathema to even hate others. Saint John the Apostle tells us in his epistle; “He who hates his brother is a murderer and there is no truth in him.” The teachings of Christ to us were; “Love your enemies, bless those who damn you and be good to who hates you.” There was never a call for Jihad in Christianity. Moslems are very traecherous and deceitful and your Islam was built on treachery and deceit Sir. We do not have a gangster who pretends to be a messenger of God. Debbie is a smart and sharp girl and I lean to believe her doubt that the perpetrators were nothing but treacherous Moslems. I wish that they repatriate you all to your Islamic lands and not leave you here to pollute our society.

That is enough for you for today.

G. R. SCHAROUBIM on August 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

They were men in their early 20’s being stupid…nothing more. Stop all the rants that every explosion is linked to terrorism. It was a FIREWORK that did not make it out the window. Don’t believe me? Keep watching the news.

TheTruth on August 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

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