Not everything that looks like a duck is a duck and car accidents have been known to happen, but the gasoline can part of it raises a lot of red flags.
Two people were killed and five others, including three pedestrians, were injured early Monday in a crash outside the Kodak Center following a New Year’s Eve concert.
Police said a Ford Expedition traveling east on West Ridge Road struck a Mitsubishi Outlander that was pulling out of a parking lot around 12:50 a.m., killing two adult passengers in the Mitsubishi.
So far not so strange. And then it gets strange.
Police said one of the three vehicles involved exploded, and a police officer and numerous pedestrians were almost struck by one of the vehicles.
Police also reportedly located at least a dozen gasoline canisters in and around the Ford Expedition, causing the Rochester Police Department Bomb Squad and the Joint Arson Task Force to respond to the scene.
Law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News that the driver of the Ford Expedition is from Syracuse and that he drove his own vehicle to the airport in Syracuse where he rented the extra-large SUV.
So let’s say he wanted to transport a bunch of gasoline cans, for unclear reasons, why is he renting an SUV and not something better suited for the job?
Just before the crosswalk in front of the venue, an eastbound Ford Expedition hit a Mitsubishi Outlander that was leaving the parking lot.
“The force of the collision caused the two vehicles to go through a group of pedestrians that were in the crosswalk and then into two other vehicles. There was a large fire associated with the crash that took the Rochester Fire Department almost one hour to extinguish,” said Rochester Police Chief David Smith.
If you were an idiot terrorist and trying to detonate near a bunch of people around a concert, this is something you might do.
Might. We don’t know any basic details but it wasn’t all that long ago that Mohamad Barakat, a Muslim terrorist, tried to pull off that kind of attack in Fargo.
A photo was released of 37-year-old Mohamad Barakat and several photos have been released showing what investigators found inside Barakat’s car, including multiple guns, vests, knives, 1,800 live rounds of ammunition, three containers filled with gas, and two propane tanks filled with homemade explosives, as well as a homemade grenade.
Two Muslim terrorists tried something similar at the Glasgow Airport back in 2007 (before Scotland was officially taken over by Islamic terrorists).
We don’t know what happened in Rochester, but Rochester does have 25,000 Muslim settlers because it became a resettlement hub which means that it’s also a danger zone. In 2016 alone, Rochester suffered from over 1,000 ‘resettlements’ by settlers.
It also means that local officials will be in no hurry to reveal anything politically unhelpful.