PA man arrested in connection with bomb scare at Cedar Point

Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Kelly L. Albrecht, 27, of Cranberry Township, Pa., was arrested at about 6 p.m. Friday when he returned to his vehicle at Cedar Point and charged with inducing panic, officials said. The simulated bomb -- which one police official said contained wiring of some sort -- was placed under Albrecht's vehicle earlier that day, near the front of the main parking lot, Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes said.

Read more from The Sandusky Register.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:09 AM

Have i got this right? The guy, at some point, put a fake bomb under his car, went into the park, came back and got popped?


and i thought i was under stress...

Last edited by FLYINGSCOOTER, Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:19 AM
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:28 AM

It sounds like it was noticed during the day when he was in the park and when he came back to his car they arrested him.

The article does not go into any detail as to why they think it is him. There is no video footage. Just sounds somewhat strange. Did he really mean to cause a scare if he is inside the park. It is not like he gets to see all the commotion it caused. I wouldn't be surprised to see this dismissed.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:07 PM

So what, if any, is the rational motive for his doing something like this?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:12 PM

^^I'd agree with you except for the fact that when bomb squads get called out, especially from another county, they will investigate to the fullest.

Sadly, if you even walk in a building and say: 'BOMB," if there's a cop in ear shot, there's gonna be trouble.

Last edited by FLYINGSCOOTER, Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:13 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:52 PM

^^I agree. Why would anyone do such a thing, and in a parking lot?

Just when think you have heard it all........


Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:29 PM

Maybe in some sick deranged way he thought the guests would flee the park and there wouldn't be any lines for the rides.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:46 PM

Jason Hammond said:
Maybe in some sick deranged way he thought the guests would flee the park and there wouldn't be any lines for the rides.

as soon as i read this, i thought of the Peeps in RTC3 when a coaster car explodes...


Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:45 PM

At the very least there were guests waiting to come in the park that could not because of the fake bomb. So lines were shortened a little.

I say prosecute them. There is no need for such crap. Tax payers have to pay for this little joke in paying the squad, the gas to get there, the paper work. (wasted paper should get the tree huggers upset) All the bull crap this guy caused. At the very least I think he should get fined the wages and other expenses for doing it. I wouldn't mind 3 months to discourage further attempts at this horrible prank. What a WASTE!

Edited for this note. Make sure this is the right person first. Also, I thought it was odd my work tax was given a link above. I did not do that. I am guessing its something this site does to bring in money? Cool!

Now the link is gone, that's weird

Last edited by Bears 54, Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:48 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:04 PM

What is a "Bomb-like" device? It had wires? Lots of things have wires.

This reminds me of a time when people a group of runners put down flour to mark their trail so others could follow. Someone called in flour in as "Anthrax" and the runners were charged $200,000 because the entire county went nuts and sent in HazMat and various other officials.

I've seen random trash laying around parking lots before. If I call it in as suspicious, could I get someone arrested? I have a hunch I could.

I guess we don't know the full details yet but I've noticed authorities don't like to release things like "The bomb was actually an Ipod".

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:36 PM

Man if it turned out that it was my laptop (which I carry plenty of cables with) I would turn around and sue the county that destroyed it!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:47 PM

Yeah, I'm just curious, though... how likely would you be to leave your laptop under your car while you spent the day in the park?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:05 PM

I mean, it probably wasn't a laptop, but who would leave something under their car and 'hope' someone would happen to walk by it, and then 'hope' that someone would call the cops and then 'hope' that they took it seriously. I feel like if the dude was out to cause trouble he would have made it a bit more obvious than a random thing under his own car.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:24 PM

Well I could see a small bag that fell out when you were getting out, and it was missed. Then someone walks by sees it under the car, a small bag just laying there. Not supposed to be there, so what do you do about it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:58 PM

If this guy really wanted to cause a panic, why hope that someone else sees the device you put under your own car? Wouldn't it be better to discreetly place the thing next to a light standard or something, then call it in yourself?

I wonder if any of the law enforcement people will ever say how they determined this guy was the one responsible. Unless he had a Geauga Lake bumper sticker on his car. :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:15 PM

Who knows? It doesn't make a lot of sense, that's for sure.

I'm still stuck on the fact that they diffused it with a "high-powered water gun". That's why I try to never leave the house without my Super Soaker.... you know, 'cause of bombs and stuff. ;)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:42 PM

Hell if you brought a super soaker to CP they would probably accuse you of bringing a 'gun-like' weapon and arrest you as well...

Last edited by DanLinden, Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:43 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:04 PM

So let me get this right Kelly L. Albrecht from PA. Built DT and Mean Streak and they finally arrested him for it?

Last edited by Talonstruck, Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:05 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:15 AM

That's why I try to never leave the house without my Super Soaker.

Mine goes everywhere I do...

(...wait for it...)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 7:07 AM

^ Bad dog!!!! Don't do it on thr floor!!!!!

Moosh is just a little pisser. :) His new name: I. P. Freely.

Back on topic, makr the dude who's arrested for this PAY for the cost of the call.


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