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Just Another Random Coincidence: Bomb Threat Shuts Down W. Va. Chick-fil-A

Posted on | August 1, 2012 | 32 Comments

Maybe somebody just hates chicken sandwiches:

Police and fire crews closed down the Chick-fil-A on Foxcroft Avenue in Martinsburg for nearly three hours following a bomb threat that was called in just before 1 p.m. today.
The caller mentioned that a “device” had been placed within the restaurant. The building was evacuated, but was deemed safe at about 3:45 p.m. after no bomb or any other type of device was discovered.
Martinsburg City Police and the Martinsburg Fire Department personnel investigated the scene, along with Berkeley County Sheriff Kenny Lemaster. A National Park Ranger with a canine unit arrived at the scene at approximately 2:45 p.m. to assist, and a second from the West Virginia State Police arrived later as well.

Let me ask you: Of all the Chick-fil-A’s in America to be targeted with a bomb threat, why this one? Is Berkeley County, W.Va., the kind of place where you would expect such a thing?

UPDATE: Fire Andrea Mitchell is also blogging about this random coincidence. Here’s another news report:

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Martinsburg was evacuated Wednesday after reportedly receiving a bomb threat, Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Jr. confirmed.
Martinsburg Police Department officers were handling the threat and a U.S. National Park Service official was handling a K-9 that was inspecting the property Wednesday afternoon.
The reported threat happened while the restaurant was packed, customers said.

That’s from the Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail. And remember that this is just another random coincidence.

UPDATE II: Coincidentally linked by The Lonely Conservative. Now a Memeorandum thread.

UPDATE III: Jeff Goldstein loves him some Chick-fil-A — because it’s homophobolicious!

UPDATE IV: Linked by Caught Him With a Corndog, Daley Gator and American Power — thanks!


32 Responses to “Just Another Random Coincidence: Bomb Threat Shuts Down W. Va. Chick-fil-A”

  1. Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Appears to Be a Big Success | The Lonely Conservative
    August 1st, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

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  2. McGehee
    August 1st, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

     Is it kind of halfway between Maryland and Speedway, Indiana?

  3. FenelonSpoke
    August 1st, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    Is it anywhere where the Census guy was accused of being killed by angry conservatives./tea party types but turned out to have faked his own murder for insurance?

  4. FenelonSpoke
    August 1st, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    Done by Brett Kimberlin?

  5. MarkReardon
    August 1st, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    Obviously a jealous Biscuit World manager

  6. Shawn Gillogly
    August 1st, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    Well, I supported Chick for breakfast. But when we returned for dinner tonight, there were lines around the corner in TWO directions, with an adjacent (closed) business’ parking lot filled to the gills with Chick-Fil-A customers.

    Yeah, that’s a successful boycott.

  7. Red
    August 1st, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    You’ve been totally linked sirs!

  8. Wvpaladin
    August 1st, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    No worse than any other threatened entity, abortion clinics anyone? None of it is good and until we realize we are all bound by the law whether Christian, atheist, whatever there are going to be problems. Can’t we all just get along?

  9. Shawn Gillogly
    August 1st, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

     Really? I’d like to see a Chick-Fil-A try to get a restraining order on protestors. Yeah. That’d happen. Heck, you can’t even legally comment on the proven consequences of “safe” abortions near a clinic. Who gets their 1st Amendment Rights violated again?

  10. DonaldDouglas
    August 1st, 2012 @ 6:25 pm
  11. Man, aren’t those coincindences crazy things? « The Daley Gator
    August 1st, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    […] supporting the famed chicken sandwich chain, and BAM! A bomb threat is phoned into a Chick-fil-A. Stacy McCain has details  and ponders is this just a random nut that hates chicken sandwiches? Maybe somebody just hates […]

  12. DaveO
    August 1st, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    How close to Marshall?

  13. Bob Belvedere
    August 1st, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Good one.

  14. Adjoran
    August 1st, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    I hope they catch and prosecute the Democrat who did this.

  15. MrPaulRevere
    August 1st, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    There’s an Andrew Sullivan joke in there somewhere…it eludes me at the moment.

  16. Mike G.
    August 1st, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

     Same thing here. We waited an hour in the drive-thru for service and walk-ins were waiting just as long. But the lines moved smoothly, everyone was friendly and polite. Considering the circumstances, the service was fast and the servers acted like they were real glad we came to eat our dinner with them.

  17. jefferson101
    August 1st, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    Was it a disgruntled Homosexual, a flaming Liberal, or just some dumbazz Bubba who saw the crowd and reacted?  How will you ever tell the difference?  Brain dead is brain dead,  even assuming that they ever catch the perp.

    Whoever put the short-bus-rider who did this up to it has plausible deniability.  I’m purely amazed that we only had one case of it.

    (Memo to self…Don’t give them ideas!)

  18. Supper @ Chick-fil-A | hogewash
    August 1st, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    […] a line out the door and around the building. Everyone was polite. All was peaceful–unlike in Martinsburg, WV. You know they’re near the end of their rope when all they have left are anonymous bomb […]

  19. Evilbloggerlady
    August 1st, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    I think you are right!  

  20. It was a good day for Chick-filet-A | Fausta's Blog
    August 1st, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

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  21. SDN
    August 1st, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

     Because buying tasty chikin sammiches is totally as abhorrent and deserving of killin’ as sucking out babies’ brains…..

  22. Adjoran
    August 1st, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

     As if it just . . . flitted away . . .

  23. Randy_Rager
    August 2nd, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    Tried to buy food from two Chick-Fil-A’s here in Cincy, but I didn’t have the time to wait in line.  I’ve never in my life seen lines so long at a fast food joint.

  24. Adobe_Walls
    August 2nd, 2012 @ 2:14 am

    No we can’t.

  25. Bob Belvedere
    August 2nd, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    Damn straight.

  26. Red
    August 2nd, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    He wishes.

  27. Red
    August 2nd, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    White Castle is having none of it!

  28. Red
    August 2nd, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    Rodney King beat you to that.No pun intended ::rip RK::

  29. Red
    August 2nd, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Stem cells come in a six-pack I think. 😉

  30. Red
    August 2nd, 2012 @ 8:57 am


  31. Red
    August 2nd, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Truly, my guess is dumbazz Bubba. Not due to an abundance of testicular fortitude but more likely from a dare. You know, one of those, “Hey watch this!” moments.

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