A prank played by a passing motorist led a trucker to believe he was carrying explosives Monday and led to the three-hour closing of major commuter route outside Washington.OK, well, that would have been funny, if it hadn't shut down GW Parkway for hours. Still... this driver sounds kind of gullible to me. OK, maybe he never saw Speed, but... would someone who had installed that kind of bomb on your vehicle then drive right up next to you to announce what they had done?
The trucker was driving on the Capital Beltway when he "had people pull up next to him and tell him that if his truck slowed below a certain speed the truck would explode," said Sgt. J.R. Braun of the Virginia State Police.
Pop quiz, hotshot
Posted by James F at 5:19 PM