Meet David Henneberry, the Tipster Who Caught Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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  1. pheelios

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    ""David Henneberry is the most beloved boat owner in America. For it was his boat -- a 20-footer resting in his driveway, under a tarp, waiting for the harbor to thaw enough for sailing season to begin -- that led to the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused of bombing the Boston marathon.

    Henneberry had spent his Friday like the rest of his Watertown community: cooped up in his house with his wife, on a "shelter in place" order from Governor Deval Patrick while authorities tried to track Dzhokhar. The younger of the two suspects had evaded capture after a firefight with police in Watertown the night before -- his older brother had been killed -- and the community was understandably shaken up. It's not often that explosions and SWAT teams can be found in a sleepy Boston suburb.


    So once the ban was lifted by Patrick around 6 p.m. -- with Dzhokhar still missing -- Henneberry and his wife stepped into their backyard to get some fresh air. David had a smoke and took the dog for a walk around the yard while his wife relaxed in a chair in the sun. It was a beautiful day in Watertown yesterday, and a shame that it had to be spent inside. But the wind picked up, and the tarp that covered the boat flapped in the wind. This wasn't normal. Henneberry approached the boat and noticed the cord tying it down was cut. Using a stepladder, he looked into the boat and noticed a pool of blood. Without saying anything, he retreated to call the police. The rest, as they say, is history. It'll make for a heckuva book some day.


    That's the story, according to Henneberry's stepson, Robert Duffy, the family's spokesperson so far. He's told that story to The Today Show, to CNN's Piers Morgan, and just about every reporter on the scene in Massachusetts Friday night and Saturday morning. His stepparent's address, 67 Franklin Street, was where it all went down. The authorities showed up within minutes of Henneberry's 911 call, and the older couple were whisked into a neighbor's house to safety. "He didn't try to be a hero. He didn't yell," Duffy told Today. "His mind instantly did the right thing."


    Duffy was watching this all unfold from his own house, completely unaware that his parents were so close to the action until a friend called him and told them the helicopters were focusing on Franklin Street. He looked at the TV again, put it together and got in his car. The phone at the house had been cut so he had no idea they were safe. "It was absolutely horrifying for approximately 40 minutes," Duffy told Morgan.""

    The rest... http://www.theatlanticwire.com/nati...y-tipster-who-caught-dzhokhar-tsarnaev/64410/
     
  2. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    JFC. Is there anyone named Dave that is under 80 years old?
     
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    tl;dr hero
     
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    Smoker?

    Hate him.
     
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    cig smokers smell bad sometimes like old farts.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    sounds familiar

    except for the wife part
     
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    After the governor told them it was OK they went outside for some fresh air and a smoke
     
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    headline: "oppressive government forces smokers inside, out of sight of public"
     
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    Just look at his face in the picture. I bet he was stoned when he checked out his boat. That's why he reacted so calmly.
     
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    HEADLINE: After 12 hours, government allows citizens outside, find suspect
     
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    He looks like somebody
     
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    Now that's more like it. :up:
     
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    Their dog sucks.

    Didn't smell a person on the boat?

    Pft. Dogs have keener sense of smell than humans.
     
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    Was there ever an official award offered? I would've waited til the 1 million dollars for info leading to capture announcement before calling the cops. :fil:
     
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    Robin already tweeted "He ain't no hero" :coffee:

    The constant smoke has damaged his nose :dogpee:
     
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    i bet he appreciates all the cool new holes in his boat from the trigger happy donut eating lemmys
     
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    in the case of richard dorner here in CA the govt. has decided it doesn't want to pay the the "official reward" to the person who spotted him after, again, the police had given up. what the govt. says it'll do and what it does are two different things.
     
  18. pheelios

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    the real story here is that the government put all their super-expensive paramilitary toys on display to capture of one 19 year old and, in the end, they were no match for one aging boat owner.
     
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    Here is a Dave that would whip your old monkey ass. :hw: