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Thread: Marijuana grower killed by own booby trap, police say

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    Marijuana grower killed by own booby trap, police say

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/02...ijuana-plants/

    Quote Originally Posted by Fox News
    A New York man died after being nearly decapitated by a booby trap he set to protect marijuana plants on his property.

    Daniel R. Ricketts, 50, who owns property and a residence on Saw Mill Road in Albany County, was identified as the victim on Sunday, the Times Union reports.

    Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said Ricketts was driving an ATV on his property on Saturday afternoon when he was nearly decapitated after running into a nearly invisible wire that was part of fortifications he made near four large marijuana plants.

    The wire appeared to be the type used in pianos, but Apple said itís unclear what purpose it served as a security measure. Other components of the booby traps included barbed wire and a leg trap similar to those used to trap coyotes.



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    Thats the story, and i'm sure they're sticking to it.

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    Rpga posted this I'm sure because he's disgusted by the evils of the drug war.

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    This would be the first time that I've ever heard of an ATV or dirtbike rider booby trapping their own trails. The wire/fishing-line/etc. strung tightly across a trail is a trick used by those who despise dirtbike/ATV riders. They're usually evil people who are sick of people riding on their property, or radical environmentalists that don't want riders causing erosion, noise pollution, etc.

    Of course, this is in the realm of possibility. He got high and forgot which trails he strung a wire across...

    If he really is the one that put the wire across the trail, he fully deserves what he got; it could have been a kid who got lost or was simply exploring where he shouldn't have been.



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