Pressure Cooker Discovered At Dearborn Hotel

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, May 27, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    So now I guess a pressure cooker in close proximity anything Muslim = evacuation, cancellation, implosion, etc.

    I used to use them to cook whole chickens (not nearly as messy as frying), and my grandmother used to cook to some mean pots roasts in them. :)

    CBS Local Detroit: Pressure Cooker Discovered At Dearborn Hotel

    Police in Dearborn are trying to understand why a pressure cooker was left in the restroom of the Adoba Hotel, forcing the evacuation of guests until the early morning hours. The evacuation also canceled Sunday night’s banquet of the University of Muslim Association of America.

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    The pressure cooker discovered at the hotel was detonated by police as a precaution, but contained no explosives.
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Kentucky Fried Chicken was originally done in a pressure cooker.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I always figured the Colonel was a bit of a terrorist.
     
  4. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    It still is, just a larger scale of cooker assembly. They order them special from one manufacturer - IIRC.

    Not a terrorist, just a tasty food pioneer.

    A pressure cooker in a bathroom, unattended is something that should be looked at (especially in this event type of setting), from a security POV. It may not require a full scale "Holy crap get these folks out of here she could blow any moment" response, but if I were the owner, I would have called my security team to check it out. Now if it is sitting there with wires hanging out, or other indicators of modification, I would err on the side of caution. It would always be easier to remove people from that area and above it/below it to a safe distance and give away some free drinks and food to compensate for the infringement on the folks' time than it would be to suffer through the possible loss of life, the inevitable lawsuits and mass damages to my establishment. As the owner, you can more easily overcome a reaction to something possible than you can to having your bar bathroom blow up after you knew of the possible object beforehand - and did nothing to respond to it. The owners are in a catch 22 with things like this right now.
     
  5. Maybe somebody abandoned it in the hotel bathroom because they were on their way to a flight and suddenly realized they'd wind up in jail with the whole airport shut down if they tried to bring it. And if they put it in a garbage can, the whole city would go into martial law and they'd wind up in jail because some security cam would capture them pitching it. What exactly are you supposed to do with a pressure cooker if you've got one? If anybody found ours out in the shed with the camping fuel, tools, misc. hardware and various yard and household chemicals, we could probably get arrested for having a bomb making factory out there. I'm sure some combination of what's out there could go boom.
     

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