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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I-96 shootings suspect says he got ‘coded messages’ telling him to act

A Wixom man police say is the Interstate 96 corridor shooter who terrorized motorists in October 2012 testified Monday that he was prompted to randomly shoot at cars after receiving “coded messages” during Detroit Tiger baseball games.
[...]
Casteel said one of the shootings occurred while he was listening to a Tigers baseball game on his car radio and suffered anxiety at seeing a “long line of cars” driving in his direction.

He said he recalled listening to one pre-game broadcast discussing baseball hitters “aiming at shadows” or “shooting at shadows.”

“To me it meant shooting at cars,” he said.

Better cars than Trucks, I guess.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 28, 2014 at 04:10 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: crime, detroit tigers, general, radio

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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: January 28, 2014 at 04:25 PM (#4647598)
He fired a bullet to first.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 28, 2014 at 04:29 PM (#4647602)
Must....kill.....the queen.....
   3. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: January 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM (#4647605)
"It's a foul into the stands that was caught by a man from Wixom.....wait, it hit him in the face, and it looks like he'll be scarred for life..."
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: January 28, 2014 at 04:34 PM (#4647610)
We know it wasn't Ray.

   5. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: January 28, 2014 at 04:45 PM (#4647617)
#4-well played
   6. Publius Publicola Posted: January 28, 2014 at 04:46 PM (#4647620)
Nothing to this really. He was just out for a little exercise... of his Second Amendment rights.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 28, 2014 at 04:53 PM (#4647628)
I get the same impulse every time I listen to Joe Buck.
   8. winnipegwhip Posted: January 28, 2014 at 05:07 PM (#4647639)
"Well you know Suzyn the great thing about that show is...Oh what a shot! A flash of blue steel! From Casteel!"
   9. Moeball Posted: January 28, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4647655)
He said he recalled listening to one pre-game broadcast discussing baseball hitters “aiming at shadows”


He needs to listen better. They weren't saying "aiming at shadows", they were discussing the book "Game of Shadows".

Which, I suppose, will mean people think this is yet another thing that's somehow Barry Bonds' fault.

   10. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: January 28, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4647656)
See, this is why I hate the Tigers.
   11. Bug Selig Posted: January 28, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4647727)
See, this is why I hate the Tigers.


That, and the fact that Donnie Kelly Baby will almost certainly retire with more postseason games on his resume than Joe Mauer will.
   12. ASmitty Posted: January 29, 2014 at 09:49 AM (#4647891)
I was driving on 96 on the day of one of the shootings, and got stuck in an enormous traffic jam for over an hour with no movement whatsoever. I called my wife to ask if she knew about any big accidents, and she casually informed me that someone was shooting at cars.

That was a very uncomfortable situation for me.
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 29, 2014 at 10:22 AM (#4647925)
That was a very uncomfortable situation for me.


Well, at least you weren't wearing pants.
   14. eddieot Posted: January 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM (#4647967)
"The go-ahead run ... is at fifth, on what Adams is insisting on calling a botched robbery. What actually happened was his henchman took a piece literally out of ..."
   15. Rickey! No. You move. Posted: January 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM (#4648021)
The plan is beginning to work.
   16. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: January 29, 2014 at 12:49 PM (#4648024)
This was the alternate ending to Field of Dreams.
   17. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: January 30, 2014 at 06:04 PM (#4648999)
Advance Technologies for 1000 please !

"These are used to injure families, cause miscarriages, skin rashes, and lesions, and kill family cats"

What are... satellite signals !?

That is correct ! Continue !
   18. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 30, 2014 at 08:44 PM (#4649071)
There used to be a guy that hung out in Lafayette Park (in front of the White House) handing out a leaflet explaining that "Silent Radio" caused him to do a lot of dumb things. It wasn't his fault, the radio waves sent out by the government controlled his actions. Not sure why he didn't use a tin foil hat to ward off the unwanted effects.

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