Here's an odd one
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Ok so I have this guy who works for my company who is buying a rocket lancher ...
May 10th, 2007 09:30 PM
Here's an odd one
Got this in an e-mail from an acquaintance.
My response: call the BATFE.
Ok so I have this guy who works for my company who is buying a rocket lancher from a friend of his who I think is in the army...some military branch. His friend said he found a rocket launcher off to the side of the depot and was willing to sell it to this guy here for $800.00. How do I report something like this?
Jesse gave me a link to the FBI tip center and I sent in a statement to them. Should I do more or just wait? Also do I tell my employer...I'm technically the HR manager as well as the accountant.
Last edited by QKShooter; May 10th, 2007 at 09:36 PM.
May 10th, 2007 09:36 PM
call Homeland Security also.
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May 10th, 2007 09:39 PM
May 10th, 2007 09:48 PM
Whoever it is needs to cover themselves from any liability or association.
Was the FBI tip line anonymous? If not then there is a record that he reported it and did the right thing, if not then I would report it again without anonymity.
Telling your employer depends on how secret that could be kept and how necessary it is to remain employed, otherwise don't.
Tell the military, it is their stuff after all.
May 10th, 2007 09:51 PM
I thinks its a hell of a good deal! Does he have two?
J/K of course. I would start with the closest FBI field office, they will turn it over to the BATF or other agency if needed. I bet you will get more done quicker if you deal with the FBI.
May 10th, 2007 09:56 PM
all of the above (except Sixto...he does not have a cover garment fo that) plus Army CID
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
May 10th, 2007 10:13 PM
You could just call your local PD, they'll do the rest. That is call ATF, FBI NCIS perhaps.
May 10th, 2007 10:27 PM
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
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May 10th, 2007 10:43 PM
The guy selling the rocket launcher is committing a felony. It still belongs to the military.
May 11th, 2007 12:43 AM
Here's my take:
If she contacts the FBI, ATF, or local LE, they should follow up and contact whoever needs contacting. If she doesn't hear back promptly, she needs to make more noise.
If it's a functional munition, I find it very unlikely that it was just found unsecured. I was locked in camp Dobol for 2 days searching for a misplaced 30 round 5.56 magazine; we don't take this stuff lightly. If a rocket were missing, the military would know about it and be actively looking.
More likely this is a spent munition, probably used for training purposes. Even one of those would be difficult to come by (but $800 is a little much)
I'd say no to telling the employer. 1: that could interfere with any ongoing investigation and 2: it could lead to problems with employment (either with the boss for making the company look bad or the other employees for being a snitch).
Just as likely, this girl is just looking for attention (as she often has in the past). Too important to ignore though.
May 11th, 2007 01:13 AM
Well, it depend on what he means. If it's from DRMO it is probably demil-ed or a training device of some kind.
"I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.