Freeport, Il – Saturday October 3, 2015 at 9:51 p.m. Freeport Scanner II (a Facebook group community page) posted publicly that at approximately 9:15 p.m. the Freeport Police were dispatched to Walmart in reference to a patron stating that another man leaving the bathroom said there was a bomb inside. The store was evacuated and closed.
On Sunday October 4, 2015 at 11:58 a.m. Freeport Scanner II posted that it was a false alarm.
Some of the comments publicly posted were;
- Prolly just telling him “I dropped a bomb in there” warning him that it smelled bad. Lol
- Wonder if it’s the same person who keyed all of the cars at Walmart?
- God hope not true
This just shows (as if we all don’t already know) that guns aren’t the only thing that can kill people. This, is partly why we say Guns aren’t the problem it’s people. This guy, the one who said it, (if it were meant literally) is a complete moron and should face serious charges. People have been killing each other for tens of thousands of years. Guns, knives, rocks, sticks, fists, pushing people, burning them, the list is endless (and even bombs). Guns may make it easier, but so does a knife. Unless you change a culture of people this will always grow and grow. Look at other towns though just within Stephenson County. Lena, Forreston, Davis, Dakota. They all own guns.
Why don’t they have these problems?